Jul 27, 2015

Gamba await showdown aginst River Plate

Gamba Osaka manager Kenta Hasegawa is hoping to keep the Suruga Bank Championship trophy in Japan by beating Argentine powerhouse River Plate in the showdown between the Nabisco Cup holders and the Copa Sudamericana champions on Aug. 11. “We will go out and try ...

Kamada strike helps Tosu earn draw against Gamba

Jul 22, 2015

Kamada strike helps Tosu earn draw against Gamba

Daichi Kamada struck a second-half equalizer to earn Sagan Tosu a 1-1 draw away to treble winners Gamba Osaka in the J. League first division on Wednesday night. Former Japan international Yasuhito Endo put Gamba in front from the penalty spot late in the ...

Gamba win to return to ACL quarterfinals

May 27, 2015

Gamba win to return to ACL quarterfinals

Gamba Osaka returned to the Asian Champions League quarterfinals for the first time in seven years with a controlling 3-2 second-leg win over FC Seoul on Wednesday. Patric, Shu Kurata and substitute Lins were on target for the Japanese treble winners, who won both ...

Usami strikes twice to lead Gamba past Seoul in ACL

May 20, 2015

Usami strikes twice to lead Gamba past Seoul in ACL

In-form forward Takashi Usami scored a superb second-half brace and Japanese treble winner Gamba Osaka won 3-1 at FC Seoul in the first leg of the Asian Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday night. Usami, the J. League leading scorer with 10 goals ...

Apr 15, 2015

Gamba defender Nishino to miss three months with injury

Gamba Osaka’s Japan Under-22 defender Takaharu Nishino is expected to be out of action for three months after fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his left foot, the J League champions announced on Wednesday. Nishino suffered the injury in Gamba’s 2-1 win away to Thailand’s ...

Gamba's Usami scores pair in triumph over Grampus

Apr 3, 2015

Gamba's Usami scores pair in triumph over Grampus

In-form striker Takashi Usami capped a memorable week with a brace as Japanese treble winners Gamba Osaka defeated visiting Nagoya Grampus 3-1 in the J. League on Friday night. Usami, who opened his Japan account on Tuesday in a 5-1 friendly win over Uzbekistan ...