Cerezo played the second training match during the preseason against Miyazaki Sangyo Keiei University and won it 2-1 today.
Although it wasn’t broadcasted, the club revealed which players appeared in the game.
1st 0-0 GK: Kakoi DF: Matsuda, Kimoto, Jonjic, Funaki MF: Mizunuma, Souza, Fukumitsu, Okuno FW: Kakitani, Tokura 2nd 2-1 (Tanaka, Bruno Mendes) GK: Kakoi DF: Fujimoto, Maruhashi, Yamashita, Nishimoto MF: Fujita, Akiyama, Tanaka, Trainee FW: Sawakami (Ando - 75'), Bruno Mendes
The unnamed trainee is considered to be Jun Nishikawa.
変革の途上にあるセレッソ。対外試合としては2試合目となる今日の宮崎産業経営大学との練習試合（2〇1）も興味深い内容で、いろんな意味で面白かったです。MOMは、後半から出場して1得点1アシストの田中亜土夢選手。意図的に空けたスペースに進入する動きが秀逸で、相手が付き切れていませんでした。 pic.twitter.com/2rSsfD88hv— 小田尚史 (@oda800628) February 6, 2019
El Golazo writer Hisashi Oda tweeted that the game was “interesting in many aspects.” The team are trying to “intentionally make the numerical advantage and perform a reproducible attacking style” and “the process of moving the ball has been trained step by step.” He chose Atomu Tanaka, who showed “a superb move when he went into the space intentionally created” and scored and set up a goal in the second half, as the man of the match.
セレッソvs宮崎産業経営大学— 戸田 和幸 (@kazuyuki_toda) February 6, 2019
Former Japan international Kazuyuki Toda, who currently works as a football commentator, was also at the Miyazaki Kokusai Entrance Plaza to watch the match. Of course they “need more time to be ‘excellent’ at the stage of J1,” he found that “Cerezo are already changing.”