Sometimes the ugliest ones are the best.
On a cold and rainy August night, the two Tokyos took the field for yet another Tokyo derby. Early on it looked as if FCT would claim another victory when Cabore hit a 30 yard rocket shot to put the gasmen up 1-0. The first half was dominated by the red and blue, who should have been up by more if not for the fact that they had the finshing prowess of epileptic monkeys.
Really there were no dangerous chances until Hashiratani went to the bench and dredged up Leandro who instantly paid dividends with a pass to the streaking Oguro, who stumbled bumbled and rumbled in with his first goal in green. After what seemed like 25 yellows on Verdy ( I got one in the 83rd minute for looking at my cellphone too much) the momentum switched colors to green. Finally on the last play of the game, Diego knocked a rocket shot off the chest of the FC Tokyo keeper and out of bounds setting up the penultimate corner. A swooping kick to the waiting Daisuke Nasu gave the win to Verdy in an eerie turn from the last match. So now here comes 1st place Urawa at the same venue.
Fukunishi picked up his 4th.......again so he will sit..........2 games at least.
Leandro gets my man of the match. Why Hiramoto sat was beyond me but it worked so no complaints.