Urawa salvages point against Gamba with late penalty

/ Mar 19, 2017

Urawa salvages point against Gamba with late penalty

Gamba Osaka allowed Urawa Reds to snatch a point at the death as the J. League’s heavyweights shared the points in a 1-1 draw on Sunday ahead of the international break. Yasuyuki Konno thought he was the match-winner after pushing Gamba in front with ...

Gamba lose at home again in ACL

Mar 15, 2017

Gamba lose at home again in ACL

Gamba Osaka are already feeling the heat just three games into the Asian Champions League after Kenta Hasegawa’s men lost again at home on Wednesday, this time 1-0 to Jiangsu Suning. Ramires’ 39th-minute strike turned out to be the lone goal at Suita Stadium, ...

/ Mar 14, 2017

Gamba goalie Higashiguchi breaks cheekbone

Gamba Osaka goalkeeper Masaaki Higashiguchi is expected to be out of action for a month with a fractured left cheekbone, the J. League first-division club said Tuesday. Higashiguchi suffered the injury in Gamba’s 3-0 league win at home to FC Tokyo on Saturday. The ...

Nagasawa double lifts Gamba past Reysol

/ Mar 5, 2017

Nagasawa double lifts Gamba past Reysol

Gamba Osaka claimed their first J. League win of the season Sunday, striker Shun Nagasawa hitting a brace in their 3-1 win at Kashiwa Reysol on the second weekend of the season. Gamba, who suffered a shock 4-1 home defeat to Jeju United of ...

Jeju United crushes Gamba in Asian Champions League contest

Mar 1, 2017

Jeju United crushes Gamba in Asian Champions League contest

Gamba Osaka suffered their first defeat in Group H in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday night as the 2008 champions were smashed 4-1 at home by South Korea’s Jeju United. An own goal from Gamba captain Yasuhito Endo gifted Jeju the lead after ...

Gamba salvage draw with Ventforet in season opener

/ Feb 26, 2017

Gamba salvage draw with Ventforet in season opener

Former Japan international Yasuyuki Konno rescued a point for Gamba Osaka in their J. League season opener on Sunday, scoring a last-gasp equalizer in a 1-1 draw at home to modest Ventforet Kofu. Kofu took the lead on 55 minutes when Masaru Matsuhashi rifled ...

Antlers looking to defend J. League crown

/ Feb 24, 2017

Antlers looking to defend J. League crown

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The following is second of a two-part preview for the upcoming J. League season. Team-by-team previews of the nine highest-ranking teams competing in the first division are listed. KASHIMA ANTLERS Last season: champions (third in overall table) Kashima could not have wished for a ...

Gamba off to winning start in Asian Champions League

Feb 22, 2017

Gamba off to winning start in Asian Champions League

Gamba Osaka kicked off its Asian Champions League campaign in style as the 2008 winner beat Adelaide United 3-0 away in Group H on Wednesday night Gamba took the lead through Shun Nagasawa’s header at Hindmarsh Stadium and Yasuyuki Konno crashed in the second ...

/ Dec 7, 2016

Gamba's Ideguchi named J. League's top rookie

Gamba Osaka midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi was named the J. League’s Best Young Player of the season Wednesday. The 20-year-old Ideguchi is the second Gamba player to win the honor after Takashi Usami in 2010. Ideguchi also won the New Hero Award of the Levain ...

Reds capture J. League Cup

/ Oct 15, 2016

Reds capture J. League Cup

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Urawa Reds claimed their first trophy since 2007 after beating Gamba Osaka 5-4 on penalties to lift the J. League Cup following a 1-1 draw in Saturday’s final. Brazilian striker Ademilson staked Gamba to a 17th-minute lead at Saitama Stadium after dribbling more than ...