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J-League Team of the Week: Round 4 - A combined five players from S-Pulse and Jubilo feature


Team Of The Week:

Week 4

Weekly Roundup


Naoki Hatta
Jubilo Iwata

Hatta has excelled since veteran goalkeeper Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi went down with an injury to his Achilles; he followed last week's win with a clean sheet for two wins in as many appearances.

Yusuke Tanaka
Kawasaki Frontale

Mitsuru Nagata
Urawa Reds

Calvin Jong-a-Pin
Shimizu S-Pulse

Hiroki Fujiharu
Gamba Osaka

Save for Jong-a-Pin, this week's defenders all had to fight hard for the draw. Nagata in particular deserves praise after helping his nine-man Reds scrape a point from their encounter with Frontale.


Toshihiro Aoyama
Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Taisuke Muramatsu
Shimizu S-Pulse

Naoki Fujita
Sagan Tosu

Takuya Matsuura
Jubilo Iwata

Toshiyuki Takagi
Shimizu S-Pulse

At central midfield, Aoyama makes his second straight TOTW appearance with his high technical abilities, while Muramatsu's defensive work was a key to S-Pulse's win and Fujita's hard work up and down the pitch contributed to Sagan's big win.

On the wings, Matsuura supported Jubilo's good form while Takagi's clever goal earned S-Pulse a deserved three points.


Shingo Akamine
Vegalta Sendai

Akamine has been a key part in Vegalta's four straight victories to open the season, and his play this week beat out contenders such as Jubilo's Ryuichi Maeda and Sanfrecce's Hisato Sato.