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Former Cerezo mainstay Hotaru Yamaguchi signs with Vissel

Soccer / J. League Dec 19, 2018

Former Cerezo mainstay Hotaru Yamaguchi signs with Vissel

Vissel Kobe on Wednesday announced the signing of World Cup defensive midfielder Hotaru Yamaguchi from neighboring J League first-division side Cerezo Osaka. A fan favorite at Yanmar Stadium, Yamaguchi has played his entire J League career with Cerezo, punctuated by a short stint with German ...

Cerezo to part ways with head coach Yoon Jong-hwan

Soccer / J. League Nov 19, 2018

Cerezo to part ways with head coach Yoon Jong-hwan

Cerezo Osaka announced on Monday that it will not renew the contract of manager Yoon Jong-hwan for next year's first-division campaign. The South Korean will lead Cerezo, which currently sits in eighth place, in the two remaining matches of the season. His replacement has not ...

Osmar scores late equalizer as Cerezo earn draw with Jubilo

Soccer / J. League Sep 14, 2018

Osmar scores late equalizer as Cerezo earn draw with Jubilo

Despite dominating possession and completing twice as many passes as their opponents, Cerezo Osaka needed a late equalizer from Spanish defender Osmar to salvage a 1-1 draw against Jubilo Iwata on Friday night. Jubilo came into the match five spots below fifth-place Cerezo following an ...

Cerezo falls to Independiente in Suruga Bank Championship

Soccer / J. League Aug 8, 2018

Cerezo falls to Independiente in Suruga Bank Championship

Independiente became the third Argentine side to capture the Suruga Bank Championship on Wednesday with a 1-0 win over J. League first-division side Cerezo Osaka. Playing for the second time in the game between the champions of South America's Copa Sudamericana and Japan's league cup, ...

Cerezo ready for steamy ACL showdown with Buriram

Soccer Mar 5, 2018

Cerezo ready for steamy ACL showdown with Buriram

Cerezo Osaka ran through final preparations Monday on the eve of their Asian Champions League clash away to Thai side Buriram United. With hot and humid weather forecast for matchday, the visitors will need to maintain their focus to win, manager Yoon Jong-hwan said. "We have ...