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J-League Team of the Week Round 5: Urawa Reds, Sanfrecce Hiroshima & Nagoya Grampus out in force


Team Of The Week:

Week 5

Weekly Roundup


Seigo Narazaki
Nagoya Grampus

The Grampus and national team veteran held high-flying Sagan Tosu scoreless, making several big saves in the second half. Narazaki's standout performance topped that of FC Tokyo's Shuichi Gonda, Sanfrecce's Shunsaku Nishikawa, and Reds' Nobuhiro Kato.


Keisuke Tsuboi
Urawa Reds

Masato Morishige
FC Tokyo

Takahiro Masukawa
Nagoya Grampus

Morishige was an instant selection after leading short-handed FC Tokyo to a victory not only through clutch defending, but through his last-minute header on a set piece. On the sides, Tsuboi earned his spot thanks to a steady performance while Masukawa's defensive cover greatly assisted his team-mates.


Mihail Mikic
Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Kosuke Yamamoto
Jubilo Iwata

Kim Bo-Kyung
Cerezo Osaka

Yosuke Kashiwagi
Urawa Reds

Marcio Richardes
Urawa Reds

At the centre of midfield is Yamamoto, who scored Jubilo's second goal in their clash against league leaders Vegalta. To his right, Mikic sent several well-timed crosses that turned into offensive opportunities, while Bo-Kyung scored two goals from the left-hand side.

In front of them are two Reds players; Kashiwagi showed his skills at both ends of the pitch while Richardes scored their second goal of the match and showed a return to form.


Vegalta Sendai

Hisato Sato
Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Sato not only scored his 100th J-League Division 1 goal, but impressed throughout the match with his high-quality play. Sendai's Wilson was a late saviour after his end-of-the-game strike salvaged a 3-3 draw with Jubilo.