Marinos desperate for three points in title race vs. Sapporo

Marinos desperate for three points in title race vs. Sapporo

Yokohama F·Marinos’ push to repeat as Meiji Yasuda J1 League champions is growing more precarious by the day and that puts the maximum pressure on them to deliver full points every time out for the rest of the season, beginning on Saturday at 2 pm JST when they play Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo in a match that will be streamed live on the J.League International YouTube channel.

Marinos have just one win in their last five, a stretch that dropped them from first place and now leaves them four points back of Vissel Kobe at the top of the table. That is not an insurmountable gap in the slightest, but they are running out of margin for error with a mere five matches to play.

The Tricolor know how difficult it can be to beat Sapporo, having fallen to the Hokkaido side, 2-0, earlier this season. The key to getting things back on track will be sorting out their defense, which Consa will challenge. If they can hold things up at the back, Anderson Lopes and Co. will get it done up front and deliver the three points they need to put their title chase back in top gear.

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.