Junya Ito's two-goal effort carries Reysol past Vissel

Soccer / J. League Mar 30, 2018

Junya Ito's two-goal effort carries Reysol past Vissel

Junya Ito's second-half brace helped Kashiwa Reysol end a two-game losing skid in the J. League with a 2-1 home victory over Vissel Kobe. After a scoreless first-half defensive struggle, Ito broke the ice with an opportunistic 68th-minute solo effort. Junya Tanaka equalized in the ...

Vissel, Vegalta book spots in Levain Cup quarterfinals

Soccer / J. League May 31, 2017

Vissel, Vegalta book spots in Levain Cup quarterfinals

A Junya Tanaka strike lifted Vissel Kobe into the Levain Cup quarterfinals with a 1-0 Group B victory at struggling Albirex Niigata on Wednesday night. Seven minutes after the break at Denka Big Swan Stadium, Tanaka struck with his left foot, and Vissel held on ...

Tanaka stays positive about return

Soccer / J. League Feb 15, 2016

Tanaka stays positive about return

by Gus Fielding

Jesus may not love him, but striker Junya Tanaka is not looking back in anger. Frozen out at Portuguese powerhouse Sporting Lisbon by coach Jorge Jesus, Tanaka has instead vowed to reproduce the kind of form that got him a move to Europe in the ...

Soccer / J. League Feb 2, 2016

Veteran striker Tanaka rejoins Reysol

Former Japan international Junya Tanaka will return to Kashiwa Reysol, his Portuguese club Sporting announced on Monday. Tanaka, who was limited to just three league appearances this season, will be on loan to Kashiwa until July 2017, Sporting said. The deal includes an option to ...

Reysol win on last-gasp strike

Soccer / J. League Apr 26, 2014

Reysol win on last-gasp strike

by Andrew McKirdy

Junya Tanaka scored with a thunderbolt in the third and final minute of injury time to give Kashiwa Reysol a 3-2 win over Urawa Reds on Saturday. Urawa went into the game at Hitachi Stadium third in the J. League table having put together a ...