34 goals in the J League this week


The J League started again this week after the break for the World Cup and it got off to a flyer. There were to be 34 goals scored in total over the nine matches.

This summer we saw two former Spanish internationals join the J League but this week was to prove too early for both Fernando Torres and Andres Iniesta. Although both their new sides Sagan Tosu and Vissel Kobe avoided defeat.

The pick of the games this week had to be at the Yurtec Stadium Sendai, where the home side Vegalta Sendai went down 8-2 to Yokohama F. Marinos.

This game included a hat trick from Japanese forward Sho Ito. Although the best goal of the game was the one to make it 5-0 coming from a defender in Ryosuke Yamanaka as he fired into the top of the net. 

The seventh may also have had a hint of handball but I will let you decide as you can check out the highlights below. 

Elsewhere Sanfrecce Hiroshima remains top of the league after a comfortable 4-0 win over Gamba Osaka a team that is dangerously close to being in a relegation spot.  

While Andrés Iniesta and Lukas Podolski both missed Vissel Kobe 1-0 victory in the week. Although it is expected the Spanish star could at least play some part at the weekend against Shonan Bellmare. Iniesta commented on Twitter this week too that training in his first week with his new club was going well. 

The other new Spanish signing in Japan may also make his debut for his new club Sagan Tosu when they take on Vegalta Sendai. Torres also tweeted this week about enjoying life in Japan. 

Sagan Tosu the Spanish strikers new club will need to get going quickly after the break as they still sit second bottom of the J League. 

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