Marinos try to protect first place in Kashiwa

Marinos try to protect first place in Kashiwa

Yokohama F·Marinos are top of the Meiji Yasuda J1 League, but with Vissel Kobe only a point back and the top six all within eight points, they are in a massive battle for the crown where every point is vital. That puts huge pressure on them when they travel to Kashiwa Reysol on Saturday at 7 pm JST in a match that will be streamed live on the J.League International YouTube channel.

The Tricolor are not in their best form, coming off a rout at the hands of rival Yokohama FC last weekend. They’ve now dropped points in four of their last six contests, but a bounce back is inevitable. Marinos are the defending champions and loaded with talent. They will not stay down long.

Reysol will be doing everything in their power to keep Marinos down for one more week, though. They are second from the bottom and only three points clear of the drop, so every point is precious to them too. Unlike the Tricolor, they are in improving form, having taken points from three matches in a row. Now, they’ll look to make it four in their pursuit of another season in the top flight, and deal Marinos a big blow in the process.

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.