Gamba Osaka 0-4 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Really, though, after noting the line-ups, there is little that one can say about Gamba's game tonight. A 4-0 home defeat won't happen again, and with two goals apiece from Masato Kudo and Kosei Shibasaki the away fans went home ecstatic while the home crowd will be trying hard to forget that game quickly and move on with the season! It is interesting to see Culpi's integration of the youngsters - and another is on the way to the team this week in the shape of 20-year-old Brazilian Matheus Jesus - a defensive midfielder - so, hopefully, the fans and the powers-that-be will be patient as a new team is built! Injuries to Yasuyuki Konno and Oh Jae-suk are not helping but both players should soon be available for selection.
Team - Higashiguchi, Yonekura, Miura, Fabio, Fujiharu, Fukuda, Ichimaru, Hwang, Endo (Yajima, 46), Kurata (Nakamura, 46), Ademilson (Nagasawa, 61)