Marinos need a win in Fukuoka as title push nears finish line

Marinos need a win in Fukuoka as title push nears finish line

Yokohama F·Marinos have four weeks left to make their run at a second consecutive Meiji Yasuda J1 League crown and that means taking maximum points at every opportunity, including on Saturday at 2 pm JST when they square off against Avispa Fukuoka live on the J.League International YouTube channel.

The Tricolor are four points back of Vissel Kobe for the top spot in the league, an increasingly steep hill to climb as the season nears its end. It may take a perfect finish for Marinos to give themselves a chance to win J1 so the pressure is on the reigning champions every time out.

Having Anderson Lopes helps Marinos pursuit, as the Brazilian striker continues a terrific season that has seen him score 19 goals and challenge for J1 Top Scorer honors. He’ll be challenged by the Fukuoka defense, though, which has proven it can handle some of the league’s best attacks and that is why they are currently equal to the best finish in club history of eighth place.

The J.League announced that up to four matches will be streamed live each week for the 2023 season, bringing one of Asia’s top league’s to fans around the world. The streams will be free to view on the J.League International YouTube channel in any country that does not have an existing rights agreement.