Levin Cup sees 53-year-old play 63 minutes


The Levin Cup continued this week in this compact season in Japan, this is usually a chance for sides to give youth a chance but the opposite was the case for Yokohama FC as their 53-year-old forward Kazuyoshi Miura played in the sides 1-0 away victory over Sagan Tosu.

53 years and counting 

On Wednesday the Levin Cup played its second round of the match and this saw Yokohama FC forward Kazuyoshi Miura start against Sagan Tosu. It was the be the oldest player in worlds football first game of the season and the J1 player lasted over 63 minutes. 

It was to be a good evening too for the J1 new boys as they defeated Tosu 1-0 thanks to a goal from Yuji Senuma in injury time of the second half. The win means that the side now sits third in the four-team Group with each team having played twice. 

Elsewhere, Kawasaki Frontale's impressive unbeaten run in the league continued as they made it two out of two in the cup against struggling Kashima Antlers. It ended 3-2 but Frontale were ahead by three in the match till the last five minutes.

Here is the list of results from the week;

Group A
Shimizu S-Pulse 0 - 3 Nagoya Grampus

Kashima Antlers 2 - 3 Kawasaki Frontale

Group B
Cerezo Osaka 1 - 0 Urawa Reds

Vegalta Sendai - Matsumoto Yamaga (still to play)

Group C
Consadole Sapporo 2 - 1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Sagan Tosu 0 - 1 Yokohama FC

Group D
Kashiwa Reysol 1 - 0 Shonan Bellmare

Oita Trinita 1 - 1 Gamba Osaka

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