Nov 13, 2014

Sanfrecce's Sato makes shortlist for FIFA goal of year award

Sanfrecce Hiroshima forward Hisato Sato was named as a candidate to win FIFA’s Puskas Award for the world’s best goal this past year. Sato joins World Cup sensation James Rodriguez of Columbia and the Netherlands’ Robin van Persie on the 10-man shortlist. Sato was ...

Gamba win Nabisco Cup

Nov 8, 2014

Gamba win Nabisco Cup

by Andrew Mckirdy

Gamba Osaka lifted the Nabisco Cup after coming from two goals down to beat Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3-2 on Saturday, stoking hopes of a trophy treble. Gamba, last season’s second-division champions, found themselves swimming against the tide when a double from Hisato Sato gave reigning ...

Sanfrecce, Gamba to square off in Nabisco Cup final

Oct 12, 2014

Sanfrecce, Gamba to square off in Nabisco Cup final

by Gus Fielding

Reigning J. League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima reached the final of the Nabisco Cup despite a 2-1 second-leg defeat to holders Kashiwa Reysol on Sunday. Leandro struck twice as Reysol erased their two-goal, first-leg deficit, but Naoki Ishihara rifled home with 16 minutes left to ...

Sato brace pushes Sanfrecce past Reysol

Oct 9, 2014

Sato brace pushes Sanfrecce past Reysol

Hisato Sato scored twice as reigning J. League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima seized control of their Nabisco Cup semifinal tie with a 2-0 first-leg home win against holders Kashiwa Reysol on Thursday night. Sato struck either side of the break at Edion Stadium to put ...

Sato fires Sanfrecce past Hollyhock

Aug 27, 2014

Sato fires Sanfrecce past Hollyhock

Captain Hisato Sato scored the lone goal in the first half as Sanfrecce Hiroshima defeated Mito Hollyhock 1-0 to reach the last 16 of the Emperor’s Cup on Wednesday. The game at Edion Stadium was a makeup for the Aug. 20 tie that was ...

Hiroshima, Kawasaki knocked out of ACL

May 14, 2014

Hiroshima, Kawasaki knocked out of ACL

J. League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima surrendered a two-goal first-leg advantage and crashed out of the Asian Champions League on Wednesday night after a 2-0 defeat away to Western Sydney Wanderers in the round of 16. And Japanese interest in the competition ended an hour ...

Cerezo, Sanfrecce reach knockout phase of ACL

Apr 23, 2014

Cerezo, Sanfrecce reach knockout phase of ACL

Reigning J. League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima reached the knockout phase of the Asian Champions League for the first time on Wednesday with a 1-0 win over 10-man Central Coast Mariners of Australia in their final Group F game. Cerezo Osaka joined them in the ...