Marinos desperate for three points in title push against Cerezo

Marinos desperate for three points in title push against Cerezo

A second consecutive Meiji Yasuda J1 League title is within Yokohama F·Marinos’ reach, but they have some ground to make up and it may require maximum points every time out. That begins on Sunday at 2 pm JST when they take on Cerezo Osaka in a match that will be streamed live on the J.League International YouTube channel.

The Tricolor are two points back of Vissel Kobe for first place in the league with three matches to play. Their attack remains the best in J1, led by Anderson Lopes, who is joint top of the league with 21 goals on the season. They are also running hot after picking up a massive midweek win in the AFC Champions League.

Cerezo will be no pushover, as they sit in sixth place and might still make a run at a spot in AFC competition. They have also pulled themselves out of a bit of a rough patch, winning each of their last two matches so they enter the match in good form and will certainly present Marinos a very difficult match.

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.