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Bellmare cruise past V-Varen

/ Aug 31, 2018

Bellmare cruise past V-Varen

Shonan Bellmare ran out comfortable 3-1 winners away to V-Varen Nagasaki in the J-League on Friday night. In the only J1 clash of the night, the visitors went into the break with a 1-0 lead thanks to a 32nd-minute opener from Tsukasa Umesaki. The 31-year-old midfielder, ...

Andres Iniesta, Fernando Torres lose in J. League debuts

/ Jul 22, 2018

Andres Iniesta, Fernando Torres lose in J. League debuts

Former Spain internationals Andres Iniesta and Fernando Torres were each on the losing side Sunday in their anticipated J. League debuts. Iniesta received a hero's welcome from Vissel Kobe fans at Noevir Stadium, but Shonan Bellmare spoiled the party by running away 3-0 winners. Torres, meanwhile, ...

/ Aug 5, 2016

Bellmare acquire ex-Antlers striker Dinei

Shonan Bellmare have signed former Kashima Antlers forward Dinei, the J. League first-division team announced Friday. The 32-year-old Brazilian scored one goal in four league games for Kashima last year and had one goal in six games this se ason before the club decided not ...

Gamba, Reds seeking revenge on Sanfrecce

/ Feb 26, 2016

Gamba, Reds seeking revenge on Sanfrecce

by Andrew McKirdy

The following is the 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. SANFRECCE HIROSHIMA Last season: champions There could be no doubting Sanfrecce's worth as champions last season after they ...