Yokohama F. Marinos made mincemeat out of their city rivals Yokohama FC in Saturday’s J.League 1 Matchweek 11 game at the Nissan Stadium. Ange Postecoglou’s men ran riot over their bottom-of-the-league opponents, with Yokohama running out 5-0 winners over a Yokohama FC side who extended their winless start to the season to 11 matches.
Marcos Junior kick-started the party for the hosts in the 29th minute with a well-taken penalty, which was awarded after Ado Onaiwu was fouled within the penalty area by Yutaro Hakamata. Former Oita Trinita man Onaiwu then made it 2-0 for Yokohama in the 34th minute, smashing home from close range after Yokohama FC goalkeeper Yuji Rokutan had deflected his initial header onto the path of Elber, who teed up the Nigerian-Japanese for the finish.
Onaiwu then completed his brace in the 67th minute to extend Yokohama’s lead even further, beating Rokutan with an intelligent finish after receiving Marcos’s through pass. Shortly afterwards Daizen Maeda piled more misery for Yokohama FC in the 71st minute, tapping in a Takahiro Ogihara attempt that was deflected into Rokutan’s goal by the goalpost.
Substitute Leo Ceara then completed the massacre in the 78th minute, seizing upon a Yokohama FC defensive mix-up to blast home Yokohama’s fifth of the afternoon, ensuring that their city rivals would spend another matchweek down at the J1 basement.
Goal-shy Kashiwa Reysol also got themselves a huge win on Matchweek 11, with the men in yellow pulverizing Tokushima Vortis 5-1 at the Hitachi Kashiwa Stadium. The hosts, who prior to Saturday had only scored seven goals in their ten matches so far, ran rampant over their newly promoted opponents as Hiroto Goya bagged himself a brace. Ataru Esaka, Keiya Shihashi, and Hayato Nakama also got themselves into the scoresheet for Kashiwa as Taisei Miyashiro scored Tokushima’s consolation goal in the 74th minute when the tie had already gone beyond their reach.
Chanathip Songkrasin wrote himself into the history books as the first Thai player to make 100 appearances in the J1 as he started in Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo’s 2-1 win over strugglers Vegalta Sendai at the Sapporo Dome, in a match that saw Jay Bothroyd bag an 88th minute winner for the hosts. Avispa Fukuoka managed to plunder a 2-1 win away at Sanfrecce Hiroshima, while fellow Kyushu-based side Sagan Tosu also pulled off a huge 2-1 win, beating FC Tokyo at their very own Ajinomoto Stadium.
Last but not least, both Kashima Antlers and Vissel Kobe shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at the Kashima Soccer Stadium, while Nagoya Grampus pulled off a straightforward 2-0 win at home over Gamba Osaka.
Matchweek 11 continues on Sunday as struggling Oita Trinita seek to end their losing run away at Urawa Red Diamonds, while Shimizu S-Pulse and Shonan Bellmare lock horns at the IAI Stadium Nihondaira.