Sydney FC Fall To Japanese In Champions League

Sydney FC have been beaten 3-0 by Japanese side Yokohama F. Marinos in the AFC Champions League and will again be contemplating what might have been after missing a number of great chances.

Sydney FC 0 def. by Yokohama F. Marinos 3 (Saneto 6′, Nishimura 11’, Lopes 87’)

Moments That Mattered: 

SANETO GOAL – 6’ – Saneto steals in at the back post for head home a left wing cross.

NISHIMURA GOAL – 11’ – Nishimura turns in the box and fires home from close range.

NISHIMURA CHANCE – 51’ – Nishimura flicks a shot just wide of the post.

BARBAROUSES CHANCE – 56’ – Barbarouses wins the ball and goes clear on goal but his pull back to Retre is intercepted.

YAZBEK CHANCE – 58’ – Wood plays Yazbek clear beyond the defence but the midfielder pushes his shot wide of the mark.

TSUNODA SENT OFF – 64’ – Tsunoda is sent off after bringing down Wood as the last man.

BOBÔ CHANCE – 65’ – Amini’s free kick is headed over the bar by Bobô.

BUHAGIAR CHANCE – 72’ – Kamsoba crosses and Buhagiar misses his kick right in front of goal.

LOPES GOAL – 87’ – Iwata crosses the ball from the byline and Lopes has a tap in.

Paulo Retre competes for the ball against Ryotaro Tsunoda of Yokohama F. Marinos during the second half of the AFC Champions League Group H.

What They Said:- Steve Corica

“We lost the game after ten minutes.  We had a slow start and going two-nil down it was always going to be hard to come back into it.

“It was a poor first half performance but a lot better in the second half and we again create two or three very good chances which we didn’t take.

“At least we had a good crack in the second half and it was much better.  We conceded late as everyone pushed forward.”

Match Report

Sydney FC have gone down 3-0 to the Japanese side Yokohama F. Marinos in the AFC Champions League despite creating a number of good chances to get something out of the game.

The Sky Blues were on the back foot early when goals from Saneto and Nishimura gave Yokohama the lead in six and eleven minutes.

It stayed that way until the break and Sydney FC should have got back into the game in the second half with chances for Barbarouses, Yazbek and Buhagiar went astray.

The Japanese had Tsunoda sent off midway through the half for a professional foul but it didn’t stop of the Marinos who added a third late on through Lopes as Sydney FC pushed forward.

Sydney FC:  1. Andrew REDMAYNE, 2. James DONACHIE, 3. Ben WARLAND, 8. Paulo RETRE (6. Mustafa AMINI 65’), 11. Kosta BARBAROUSES (17. Anthony CACERES 77’), 16. Luciano NARSINGH (9. BOBÔ 65’), 21. Harry VAN DER SAAG (25. Callum TALBOT 77’), 23. Rhyan GRANT, 27. Elvis KAMSOBA, 32. Patrick YAZBEK, 33. Pat WOOD (12. Trent BUHAGIAR 65’).

Unused Subs: 20. Thomas HEWARD-BELLE (GK), 30. Adam PAVLESIC (GK), 22. Max BURGESS, 31. Adrian SEGECIC, 35. Liam MCGING.

Yellow Cards: Barbarouses 68’.

Red Cards: None.

Yokohama F. Marinos: 1. Yohei TAKAOKA, 7. ELBER (4. Shinnosuke HATANAKA 67’), 8. Takuya KIDA, 11. LOPES, 18. Kota MIZUNUMA (16. Joel CHIMA 62’), 19. Yuki SANETO (26. Yuta KOIKE 46’), 24. Tomoki IWATA, 27. Ken MATSUBARA, 28. Riku YAMANE (23. Teruhito NAKAGAWA 62’), 30. Takuma NISHIMURA (14. Kaina YOSHIO 80’), 33. Ryotaro TSUNODA.

Subs: 50. Obi OBINNO (GK), 6. Kouta WATANABE, 10. Marcos SANTOS, 25. Ryuta KOIKE, 35. Ryonosuke KABAYAMA.

Yellow Cards: None.

Red Cards: Tsunoda 64’.

Venue: Thong Nhat Stadium.