Cacau strike guides Cerezo past Reds

Sep 27, 2014

Cacau strike guides Cerezo past Reds

Former Germany international Cacau struck a superb winner to lift Cerezo Osaka out of the relegation zone thank to a surprise 1-0 victory at home to J-League leaders Urawa Reds on Saturday. Cacau took a pass from Kenyu Sugimoto and rifled in off the ...

Sep 27, 2014

Yamaguchi out for rest of season

Cerezo Osaka captain and World Cup midfielder Hotaru Yamaguchi has undergone knee surgery and will miss the remainder of the season, the J. League first-division club said Saturday. The 23-year-old Yamaguchi damaged the meniscus in his right knee during a 0-0 draw at home ...

Cerezo fire coach for second time this season

Sep 8, 2014

Cerezo fire coach for second time this season

Fading Cerezo Osaka made their second managerial change of the J. League season on Monday, promoting youth coach Yuji Okuma for Italian Marco Pezzaiuoli. A night after they were eliminated on aggregate from the Nabisco Cup despite beating Kawasaki Frontale 3-2 away in a ...

Aug 11, 2014

Cerezo Osaka sign veteran forward Cacau

Relegation threatened J. League first-division side Cerezo Osaka have acquired 33-year-old former Germany international Cacau on a full transfer pending a physical, the club said Monday. Cacau, who holds dual German and Brazilian citizenship, has played 23 times for Germany. He has been with ...

Aug 10, 2014

Cerezo midfielder Yamaguchi sidelined with knee injury

Cerezo Osaka’s Japan international midfielder Hotaru Yamaguchi will be out of action for six weeks with a knee injury, the J. League first division club said on Sunday. The 23-year-old Yamaguchi was substituted for the first time this season after he damaged meniscus in ...

Kakitani leaves Cerezo for Basel

Jul 7, 2014

Kakitani leaves Cerezo for Basel

Japan and Cerezo Osaka striker Yoichiro Kakitani will move to Swiss club Basel on July 16, his J. League first-division club announced Monday. “I thought this through carefully, while dealing with bad memories of the World Cup, and I have decided to challenge myself ...

Sekine strike helps Reds sink Cerezo

May 17, 2014

Sekine strike helps Reds sink Cerezo

by Andrew Mckirdy

Teenager Takahiro Sekine scored seven minutes after coming on as a substitute to send Urawa Reds into the J. League summer break on top of the table after a 1-0 win over Cerezo Osaka on Saturday. A crowd of 54,350 showed up at Saitama ...

Cerezo falls against Pohang in ACL

Apr 16, 2014

Cerezo falls against Pohang in ACL

Cerezo Osaka’s hopes of progressing to the knockout phase of the Asian Champions suffered a blow after they were beaten 2-0 at home to 2009 champions Pohang Steelers in their penultimate Group E game on Wednesday. In China, Naoki Ishihara scored twice in the ...

Kashiwa outclasses Cerezo's stars

Apr 6, 2014

Kashiwa outclasses Cerezo's stars

by Andrew Mckirdy

Kashiwa Reysol gave Cerezo Osaka’s much-vaunted strike force a lesson in clinical finishing with a 2-1 win over the preseason J. League title favorites on Sunday. Cerezo made global headlines when they signed star Uruguayan striker Diego Forlan in January for a reported $5.9 ...

Forlan feels United's Kagawa misused during tough season

Mar 28, 2014

Forlan feels United's Kagawa misused during tough season

Cerezo Osaka’s Diego Forlan believes Shinji Kagawa is not at fault for his disappointing season at Manchester United, with the 2010 World Cup MVP and top scorer attributing the Japan international’s struggles to circumstances beyond his control at Old Trafford. Forlan, a former United ...

Sanfrecce spoil Forlan's league debut

Mar 1, 2014

Sanfrecce spoil Forlan's league debut

Tsukasa Shiotani stole Diego Forlan’s thunder with a second-half winner as Sanfrecce Hiroshima launched their bid for a third straight J. League title with a 1-0 victory away to Cerezo Osaka on Saturday. Shiotani buried his shot in the 71st minute to give Hiroshima ...