Despite a decent opening and plenty of possession our heroes were down 2-0 at half time and substitutions were made: Kosuke Onose and Patric replacing Shinya Yajima and Shoji Toyama. Still 3-0 down with less than 20 minutes to go, manager Miyamoto once again defied expectancy and brought on Shuhei Kawasaki, and then Ren Shibamoto, as he continued to give time on the field of J1 to the young players who he helped through the Under 23 team.
This time around, though, the plan did not work out and Nagasawa completed a memorable hat trick on 75 minutes and the final score went on to be a forgettable 4-0, as Gamba were shocked by the power of their former player! Bring on Urawa Reds and the next game so this game can be forgotten quickly!
Team - Higashiguchi, Takao, Suganuma, Shoji, Fujiharu (Fukuda, 70), Okuno (Shibamoto, 89), Yamamoto (Kawasaki, 73), Yajima (Onose, 46), Kurata, Toyama (Patric, 46), Watanabe