Urawa Red Diamonds played Albirex Niigata at the J-League of Japan on March 18. The match kicked off 06:00 UTC. Urawa Red Diamonds won 2-1.
Shusuke Ota scored the first goal on the 10th minute of the game followed by goals from Hiroki Sakai and Takahiro Akimoto who made the final score 2-1.
Urawa Red Diamonds (also known as Urawa or Urawa Reds) and Albirex Niigata meet again 6 years after the J League match which Urawa Red Diamonds won 2-1. Urawa Red Diamonds are approaching this clash after a victory over Vissel Kobe in J League on March 11 extending their unbeaten streak to 3 matches, however, one part of Urawa Red Diamonds has trailed behind in terms of reliability—defence: they have been conceding goals for 6 consecutive home matches now.
Albirex Niigata are approaching the match in a good mood as well after claiming a 1-0 win in J League against Kawasaki Frontale, however, Albirex Niigata have been performing poorly in defense lately as they have been conceding goals for 6 consecutive away matches now.
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Urawa Red Diamonds kicked off the game with Shusaku Nishikawa, Takahiro Akimoto, Marius Hoibraten, Alexander Scholz, Hiroki Sakai, Ken Iwao, Atsuki Ito, Yoshio Koizumi who got substituted by Takuya Ogiwara on the 76th minute, Tomoaki Okubo who got substituted by Kaito Yasui on the 76th minute, Takahiro Sekine who got substituted by David Moberg Karlsson on the 69th minute and Shinzo Koroki who got substituted by Bryan Linssen on the 69th minute as starters, with Zion Suzuki, Takuya Iwanami, Takuya Ogiwara, Yuichi Hirano, David Moberg Karlsson, Kaito Yasui and Bryan Linssen on the bench.
Albirex Niigata's starting eleven were Ryosuke Kojima, Taiki Watanabe who got substituted by Yota Komi on the 83rd minute, Thomas Deng, Michael James Fitzgerald, Naoto Arai, Yuzuru Shimada, Yuji Hoshi, Shunsuke Mito who got substituted by Yuto Horigome on the 83rd minute, Ryotaro Ito, Shusuke Ota who got substituted by Danilo Gomes on the 72nd minute and Koji Suzuki who got substituted by Gustavo Nescau on the 72nd minute, with Koto Abe, Fumiya Hayakawa, Yuto Horigome, Jimpei Yoshida, Danilo Gomes, Yota Komi and Gustavo Nescau on the bench.
Referee showed the yellow card twice throughout the game. Yoshio Koizumi and Danilo Gomes were the ones to receive it.
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Urawa Red Diamonds and Albirex Niigata have met 5 times since September 2015. Urawa Red Diamonds have won 4 times, 1 match ended in a draw. The most recent match between them took place on July 9, 2017 at the J-League of Japan where Urawa Red Diamonds won 2-1. Urawa Red Diamonds have scored 13 goals in these 5 head-to-head matches in total while Albirex Niigata have scored 3. So, overall, Urawa Red Diamonds have a better head-to-head record against Albirex Niigata in their recent history.
Urawa Red Diamonds have won 3 of their 5 matches in J-League, drawing 0 and having 2 defeats this season. They have scored 5 goals - 1.00 per match, conceding 6 - 1.20 per match. Albirex Niigata have won 2 of their 5 matches in J-League, drawing 2 and having 1 defeat this season. They have scored 8 goals - 1.60 per match, conceding 7 - 1.40 per match.
Urawa Red Diamonds have won Vissel Kobe in their previous match while Albirex Niigata have won Kawasaki Frontale in their previous match. Overall, Urawa Red Diamonds have won 6 of their last 19 matches, losing 7 and drawing 6, while Albirex Niigata have won 11 of their last 19 matches, losing 3 and drawing 5.
Urawa Red Diamonds have won twice (0-1 against Vissel Kobe on 11th of March and 2-1 against Cerezo Osaka on 4th of March), lost twice (2-0 against Yokohama F. Marinos on 25th of February and 2-0 against F.C.Tokyo on 18th of February) and drew twice (0-0 against Shonan Bellmare on 8th of March and 1-1 against Avispa Fukuoka on 5th of November) in their most recent 6 matches.
Albirex Niigata have won 3 times (1-0 against Kawasaki Frontale on 11th of March, 1-2 against Sanfrecce Hiroshima on 26th of February and 2-1 against Machida Zelvia on 23rd of October), lost once (1-0 against Avispa Fukuoka on 8th of March) and drew twice (2-2 against Consadole Sapporo on 4th of March and 2-2 against Cerezo Osaka on 18th of February) in their most recent 6 matches.
As always, Japan J-League's live standings are availble and updated in real time. Urawa Red Diamonds are the 6th in the table with 9 points after 5 matches, while Albirex Niigata are the 8th with 8 points in 5 matches.
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