Yokohama will enter the match as favourites to finish the season as champions of Japan, with the benefit of a considerably higher purpose distinction. Solely a lack of 4 targets or extra towards Tokyo would see the title slip from their grasp.
For half an hour or so, they thought they’d already gained it. They took an early lead at Kawasaki and Tokyo fell behind to Urawa Crimson Diamonds, at dwelling, within the 39th minute. When Yokohama striker Erik Lima completed a slick transfer to make it Three-Zero, the membership’s followers thought they’d gained the title with a match to spare – however FC Tokyo defender Tsuyoshi Watanabe equalised a minute later, making certain the league could be selected the ultimate day. On the last whistle, Tokyo’s followers at Ajinomoto Stadium knew their second successive draw had probably price them a primary J.League title.
Tokyo enter spherical 30 with an opportunity of ending on high however solely an upset landslide victory could be sufficient to take the title away from Postecoglou’s males.