1、爱媛 VS 磐田喜悦
Ehime has been doing well, having won consecutive victories after the change of commander from Meiji Yasuda J2 Section 7 to Noritada Saneyoshi, but has suffered consecutive losses in the last two races. The opponent is Niigata and Kyoto, which have the most momentum at present, and the team has fallen into the J3 relegation zone again, even though there was a bad match. It is in the form of reaching the critical moment in the early stages.
That doesn't mean the team is in bad shape. Although the poor entry into the last two races was revealed, it is a fact that the fighting after the middle stage was comparable to the opponents of the upper teams, and the goodness was demonstrated in both offense and defense. The question will be how to crush the issues that have arisen in this consecutive defeat and face this section.
A fun factor for Ehime is the presence of Shoji Toyama, who just joined the transfer with a training-type loan. In the previous section, which was shortly after joining the team, it was not possible to make a showcase in the short play time at the end of the game, but this section is likely to be given a longer play time due to the consecutive battles in the middle three days. Since the success of the new force is directly linked to raising the team's strength, great expectations are placed on the dynamics of this "golden egg."
However, it is Iwata, a high-ranking team with momentum, who stands in front of Ehime in this section as well. Iwata lost in the previous section, Yamagata match, and the consecutive wins stopped at "4", but in the previous section, Tochigi match, he controlled the smashing battle that he was good at and immediately cut off the negative flow, and Ningineer Stadium to walk on the consecutive victory road again. I get into.
Ehime FC has improved compared to last season, but they still seem to be incapable of fighting against a strong team. Jubilo Iwata will continue to work hard for promotion this season. They have made a relatively good start. Today's away win index is relatively low. We think Jubilo Iwata will take all three points.
2、山形山神 VS 甲府风林
In the second round of the Golden Week three-game series, 13th place Yamagata and 5th place Kofu, teams that need to be rewound will play against each other. Both of them had only one win in April, but they won the previous section and are welcoming this section with a good flow.
Yamagata defeated Gunma 2-1 in the previous section. Following the dismissal of former coach Kiyotaka Ishimaru, he has achieved two consecutive victories since he changed to the system of coach Jin Sato, who was tentatively appointed. It is a challenge to return 1 point from 2-0 in the previous section, but the points are Ibuki Fujita and Masamichi Hayashi, both of which are new players' first goals of the season. New players such as Shintaro Kokubu and Kosuke Yamazaki, who started in the previous section for the first time this season, are gradually beginning to express their features. Peter Cklamovski, who commanded Shimizu last season, has already been appointed as a manager, but he will continue to work until the working environment is ready.
Kofu defeated Kanazawa 2-0 in the previous section. The first goal was an own goal in the first half, but it was because Jin Izumisawa set up a high-quality cross, Willian's lyre was crushed, and Masahiro Sekiguchi jumped in firmly on the far side. The second point in the second half was decided by Izumisawa as it was from the throw-in. First of all, he cut off the damage of the Ryukyu match, which was defeated in the 90th minute. It is uncertain that Hideyuki Nozawa and Hideomi Yamamoto left the pitch one after another due to injury in the first half, but in order to pursue the top position, we are aiming for consecutive wins in this section.
3、大宫松鼠 VS 新泻天鹅
Omiya has been away from White Star for over a month. In the previous section, Tokyo V, which was defeated three times in a row, Masahito Ono took the lead with a skill-filled goal in the offensive and defensive moves, but soon after that he was caught up and the draw was settled.
The problem is that we haven't won, but the problem with Omiya today is that we haven't been able to solve the problem. Regarding the goal immediately after the lead, I was hurt twice in the Meiji Yasuda J2 Round 9 match against Iwata, so the goal from the cross is one of the goal patterns this season. If you seem to repeat the same thing, it is difficult to get 3 points. The preparation period is short, but there is an urgent need to correct it.
If Niigata, who scored the most points in the league, can be kept to zero and the top team can be stopped, it will give me great confidence, so I want to win since the match against Nagasaki on March 27th.
On the other hand, Niigata is doing well. Soccer, which he has been working on under Alberto since last season, has been consistent and has blossomed since the start of the season. There are many attractive attacks centered on the two signboards of Yoshiaki Takagi and Shion Homma, averaging 2.5 points or more per game.
Among them, Kaito Taniguchi is currently performing well. He started in the 8th round for 4 games in a row and has contributed to the team's victory with 3 goals in the last 2 games. Also pay attention to the dynamic appearance of the J3 top scorer last season.
4、山口雷法 VS 千叶市原
In the previous section, Yamaguchi was attacked by standing up against Machida, who was doing well, but after that he showed a linked press and a sharp defense, and in the final stage of the onslaught, he defended himself tenaciously and won with a clean sheet. An increasing number of players are responding to the fact that they are becoming able to defend themselves systematically.
On the other hand, Chiba lost to Niigata 0-2 in the previous section, but they changed their formation in the early stages to compete, and after the match, the enemy general said that he was "distressed" and put pressure on the opponent from a high position. Niigata, which runs in the lead, suffered a lot.
Both sides are deepening their confidence in defense, but when it comes to attacks, Yamaguchi has scored "8" and Chiba has the lowest score of 7 in the league, which is an unsatisfactory number. That's why it seems that the biggest highlight of this game will be whether or not we can make an attack that breaks each other's strong defenses.
Susumu Watanabe said, "Chiba was creating a chance by setting up a short counter against the leader Niigata by defending from the front line. It may suffer from the pressure from their front, but we firmly do it. I want to prepare to peel it off. "
5、金泽 VS 水户蜀葵
Mito is on the 2nd, while Kanazawa is on the 3rd. Mito is also disadvantageous in terms of conditions due to the move to Kanazawa, but the momentum seems to be on the away team.
Mito stopped losing streak against Nagasaki in the previous section. Tadahiro Akiba, who had said that he would shift to a way of fighting to earn points after the match against Akita in the previous section, faced the match against Nagasaki with [4-4-2], and in the second half there was a pinch but 5 backs. Shifted to and won a goalless victory. After the match, "The players understood what to do in a short period of four days. There may have been 15 people on the pitch today, but including the players who did not join the team. It was a victory that everyone won. He showed me a solid defense by demonstrating his tenacious defense and hard work, which is Mito's DNA. "
On the other hand, Kanazawa, the home, lost to Kofu in the previous section without any good points. Director Masaaki Yanagishita looked back on the previous section, saying, "The result was not good. As a team," he said that he could not achieve his goal as a team even after the match against Tochigi in the previous section. The lifeline for remaining is how to share awareness and thoroughly fight only for teams whose individual strengths are not outstanding or the player base is not thick. For Kanazawa, it will be a battle where the basics will be tested again.
6、东京绿茵 VS 群马草津温泉
17th place Tokyo V and 18th place Gunma. There is a difference of 2 points be tween the two who haven't got a good result with 1 win in both of the last 5 games. If Gunma wins, the ranking will be overturned.
Tokyo V will be in a series of home battles, but remote matches will continue due to the state of emergency being declared in Tokyo. While supporters couldn't come to the venue, a message was posted on lockers and other media in the match on the 2nd to support the team. Tokyo V has gained momentum to advance to the top with two consecutive victories from the 6th round of Meiji Yasuda J2, but the result has not come out with 2 minutes and 2 losses in the following 4 games. Improvements were seen in the content, and although we seized the opportunity, in the previous section, the match against Omiya, we missed the deciding machine many times and ended up with a 1-1 draw. I want to take advantage of the fact that there is no movement and win this time.
Gunma has won 3 wins like Tokyo V so far, but there are many defeats with 1 minute and 7 losses. The current situation is that the struggles of Toshiya Tanaka and Keiki Shimizu are not reflected in the results, as they are still losing two games in a row. While fighting tenaciously, he will aim for a blow to win points by taking advantage of the high quality of Genki Omae, who continues to participate fully.
Hideki Nagai, director of Tokyo V, said, "I want to focus on the details that divide the game and improve it. I hope that many fans and supporters who cannot come to the stadium will be able to show even be tter soccer and deliver the joy of victory. I want to continue preparing for the next time. " This feeling will be the same for Gunma.
This card was 1 win and 1 loss last season, although Tokyo V was significantly higher than Tokyo V with 16 wins, 7 draws and 6 losses in the league match total. Tanaka, who scored two goals in the enemy territory, Ryoya Yamashita and Jin Hanato, who scored points in the previous match, want to make the best use of their compatibility. In particular, Yamashita and Jin Hanato started on the bench in the previous section, so you should be able to face in good condition even on the second day of the middle.
7、琉球FC VS 京都不死鸟
Ryukyu is in second place, chasing the leader Niigata by one point. 3rd place, Kyoto, chasing Ryukyu with 3 points difference. A direct confrontation be tween the two will be held at Tapic Kenso Hiyagon Stadium this section.
In the Sagamihara match in the previous section, Ryukyu won with 5 goals, the most in this season, with Koki Kiyotake's 2 goals, Ren Ikeda's 2 consecutive rounds, and Shunsuke Motegi also scoring his first goal of the season. Attacks that had the impression of rubbing until then have finally become smooth.
Therefore, Yasuhiro Higuchi said that the reason why the points were steadily accumulated from the opening was "thanks to the defense". The organized defense remains strong with 7 goals in the league's lowest tie. The sense of stability and tenacity that it brings was the driving force for keeping the top ranks. By showing more offensive power from there, it will be an important battle as the commander's idea of "resulting in our style" has begun to emerge.
The other party is Kyoto, which is in great shape. The ball retention rate in the enemy team is high, and it is one of the most aggressive teams in the league. The total score of 23 is the second result after Niigata, and the 3 tops to be formed are 11 games this season, 8 points and center FW Peter who is ready for mass production, including his Utaka, right FW Takumi Miyayoshi has 3 games in the Ehime match in the previous section. Record continuous bullets. And left forward Temma Matsuda is also showing his ability in two consecutive goals. In addition, CB Jordy's vise also scored four goals, and each player has the driving force to reach the goal. One of the highlights is how persistently Ryukyu, whose defense leader is CB Ryohei Okazaki, can protect against that team.
8、曼城 VS 巴黎圣日耳曼
As the old saying goes, it truly was a game of two half at the Parc des Princes. After Mauricio Pochettino and Guardiola had exchanged pleasantries on the touchline - a familiar sight from Premier League days gone by - the former's side began to assume control of the tie, but they only had Marquinhos's header to show for it.
One would have paid good money to be a fly on the wall during Guardiola's half-time team talk, as the Catalan coach's words clearly galvanised Man City to come out all guns blazing in the second period, and they were deservedly level thanks to De Bruyne's fortuitous effort, which evaded everyone before making the net ripple.
The Belgian playmaker then relinquished free-kick duties to Mahrez, who managed to squeeze the ball through the narrowest of gaps exposed by Leandro Paredes and Presnel Kimpembe to put City in front, and the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe could not come up with any answers to their opponents' determined performance.
Having banished the demons of three consecutive quarter-final exits, Guardiola has his eyes on the prize and a spot in the showpiece event at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium on May 29 - where Liverpool produced the famed 'Miracle of Istanbul' - and they have the Premier League title all but wrapped up after a sucessful outing at Crystal Palace.
One man in particular - Sergio Aguero - would love nothing more than to get his hands on Europe's most prized piece of silverware before he bids his farewells to City, and the Argentine's opener preceded a Ferran Torres strike in their 2-0 success over Crystal Palace on Saturday, but Manchester United's game with Liverpool being postponed means that the champions-elect cannot plan their trophy parade just yet.
Marquinhos's header was only the fourth goal that Guardiola's side have conceded in this year's tournament, and a goalless stalemate with Porto represents the only occasion that City have failed to come up trumps so far - winning 10 out of 11 - but City need not adopt a gung-ho approach this week.
Then again, attack may be the best form of defence for City, who have scored at least two goals in each of their last six Champions League matches, and Guardiola could afford to give a wealth of his attacking players a complete rest at the weekend - such is the ludicrous squad depth in the Etihad ranks.
Guardiola's side must still navigate another 90 minutes to book their spot in the final, but on the 47 previous occasions that English clubs have won the first leg of a European tie away from home, they have progressed to the next stage 47 times, so avoiding that unwanted record is another incentive for City to get the job done.
Wanted records are also there to be shattered, though, as a seventh consecutive Champions League victory for City would mark the longest European winning streak achieved by an English side, and Guardiola will overtake Carlo Ancelotti's record of 62 CL knockout games managed this week, but the scoreline in brackets is the only stat that matters on Tuesday night.
Pochettino has already experienced his own fair share of Champions League heartbreaks down the years, and unless the Argentine can inspire a wounded PSG to conquer Man City at the Etihad, Les Parisiens' agonising wait for a European crown will continue.
Of course, there is still the possibility of PSG coming up against their old leader Thomas Tuchel in the final - with the German hoping to steer Chelsea past perennial champions Real Madrid - and fans would pay a pretty penny for the thoughts of Leonardo and co if such a scenario occurs.
Pochettino's side cannot waste time fantasizing about back-to-back final appearances just yet, though, as they head to the Etihad Stadium aiming to channel the spirits of Leeds United, Leicester City and Man United - three sides who have already beat Man City on their own turf this term - in their bid to turn the tie on its head.
Les Parisiens did manage to come back from a 2-1 first-leg defeat to dump Borussia Dortmund out of last season's tournament in the round of 16, but they travel to Manchester having failed to advance in European competition after losing the first leg at home, with defensive lapses at the Parc des Princes last week potentially costing them dear.
Manchester City has all the main players, while Paris Saint-Germain needs to worry about Mbappé's state. The first round of the contest has proved that Manchester City is a be tter team, and Manchester City is also more advantageous in terms of injury issues. We recommend choosing Manchester City to beat again. Paris Saint-Germain.
9、切尔西 VS 皇马
The raucous crowds of the Bernabeu have witnessed some historic Champions League ties in years gone by, and while the players may never get used to behind-closed-doors games at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, the first leg was a real treat for the neutrals.
After Timo Werner had added to his alarming catalogue of gilt-edge chances missed, the ever-impressive Pulisic took it upon himself to break the deadlock after a ball over the top from Antonio Rudiger, as the American winger left Thibaut Courtois sprawling before firing home past Raphael Varane and Nacho Fernandez.
Serial Champions League winner Zinedine Zidane saw his defence carved open at will by Tuchel's bright attacking forces, but Chelsea's lead lasted all of 15 minutes as European veteran Benzema netted his 71st Champions League goal - and a stunning one at that - to restore parity just before the half-hour mark.
The net rippled for the final time on the night with Benzema's thunderous effort, as Chelsea took a potentially priceless away goal back to London for the second leg, and their most recent outing at Stamford Bridge saw Kai Havertz steal the show in a routine 2-0 success over Fulham in the Premier League.
Zidane certainly knows a thing or two about success in the Champions League, and amid intense speculation surrounding his Bernabeu future, the Frenchman would do well to propel Real Madrid back to the top of the continental game this time around.
Los Blancos have managed to banish the demons of their back-to-back last-16 exits in 2019 and 2020, and in the previous three times that Zidane has overseen a Champions League semi-final, his side have progressed on all three occasions, with their spate of dominance be tween 2016 and 2018 yet to be replicated.
Only three celebrated names in Marcello Lippi, Carlo Ancelotti and Sir Alex Ferguson have reached the final more times, but Zidane's front men must find their shooting boots if they are to help their manager join that illustrious crowd, and Real had to rely on two unlikely scorers to get them over the line against Osasuna.
After a goalless 76 minutes on Saturday, centre-back Eder Militao rose highest to head home the opener before his compatriot Casemiro made sure of the win four minutes later, and that 2-0 win sees Real pile the pressure on Atletico Madrid at the top of the La Liga standings.
Real Madrid are good at counterattacks, but Chelsea scored an away goal in the first leg. Real Madrid must attack. The problem of Real Madrid's forward weakness this season is obvious, and this time it must be at a disadvantage. Chelsea are also good at defensively, and their counterattack is also sufficiently threatening. In this game, we recommend that Chelsea be unbeaten.
10、桑托斯 VS 最强者
Santos suffered a 2-0 defeat last time out in the group stage, as they travelled to take on Argentinian giants Boca Juniors.
Carlos Tevez opened the scoring early in the second half for the hosts, before Sebastian Villa added a second with 20 minutes to go to put the game out of sight.
That was a second consecutive 2-0 loss in the group stage for Ariel Holan's men, having previously fallen at home to Ecuadorian outfit Barcelona SC in the opening game.
The game was again goalless until half time, but Carlos Garces quickly opened the scoring in the second half for the visitors and a Para own goal after 70 minutes all but sealed his side's fate.
Holan's men will be desperate not to throw this opportunity away though, having gone through two rounds of qualifying to reach the group stage, firstly defeating Venezuelan outfit Deportivo Lara 3-2 on aggregate.
They then took on Argentinian side San Lorenzo, and took a 3-1 lead in the away leg through Lucas Braga, Marinho and Angelo Gabriel, before they saw out a 1-1 draw in the home leg to advance to the continental competition.
While their opponents did achieve automatic qualification, they will also be desperate for a win to put their first points of the Copa Libertadores campaign on the board after a poor start.
The Strongest kicked off the group stage with a narrow 1-0 defeat to Boca Juniors, as Sebastian Villa's goal in the seventh minute would go on to make the difference.
While that was by no means a devastating result for Alberto Illanes's side, their following away game against Barcelona SC did provide much more cause for concern.
The hosts dominated the game throughout, but it took 49 minutes for them to take the lead through Carlos Garces.
After that, the Ecuadorian side raced into a major lead, as Mario Pineida and Emmanuel Martinez found the net before Gabriel Valverde scored a late own goal to see the game finish 4-0.
The Strongest will now look to bounce back from those two defeats to keep their hopes of qualification firmly alive, as they hope to progress to the final 16 against the odds.
With both sides desperate to record their first victory of the group stage, we see them cancelling each other out on Tuesday.
Both teams have struggled for goals, but have also shown themselves to be leaky in defence, setting the encounter up for a low-scoring draw.
11、米内罗竞技 VS 波特诺山丘
Having missed out on qualification for last year's tournament, Atletico Mineiro are eager to make an impression this time around as they bid to replicate their success in 2013.
In comparison to some of their Brazilian rivals, they have been provided with a more favourable group, but recently-appointed head coach Cuca knows that there is plenty of work ahead for his team.
Cuca was naturally disappointed with starting the group stages with a 1-1 draw at Deportivo, a result which they had to earn through a second-half equaliser.
Atletico were also pushed hard by America de Cali on matchday two with the decisive goals coming from Hulk either side of the hour mark.
The veteran forward has now contributed four goals and two assists since joining the club at the start of the year.
Cerro Porteno are currently involved in a wide-open title race in Paraguay with just one point separating the top four teams in the division.
Nevertheless, Francisco Arce and his squad are placing as much priority on this competition, a decade after they lasted reached the semi-finals.
Defeating America de Cali by a 2-0 scoreline got their campaign off to the perfect start, but there was frustration after a goalless draw at home to Deportivo.
On the plus side, Porteno have now kept four successive clean sheets in all competitions, a strong response to having previously conceded six goals in two domestic games.
Having kept two successive shutouts, the visitors will be confident of causing the upset on Tuesday night. Nevertheless, we are backing the home side to show their class, edging a competitive encounter by the odd goal in three.
12、瓜亚基尔 VS 博卡青年
After losing out at the semi-final stage in 2020, Boca Juniors are motivated to go one be tter this time around as they look to end their 14-year wait for another triumph in this competition.
Drawn in a group with Santos, the team which defeated them in the last four, Boca are under no illusions that they have to perform to their best if they want to progress through to the next stage.
They got revenge on Santos in their latest fixture with goals from Carlos Tevez and Sebastian Villa earning the Argentine giants a 2-0 victory.
Despite now holding a six-point advantage over their recent rivals, Miguel Angel Russo will stress to his side that complacency cannot become a factor during their remaining four fixtures.
Boca head into this contest having gone 338 minutes of football without conceding a goal, something which will be at risk against opponents who have been finding the back of the net with relative ease.
Having won just one of their previous five matches in the Ecuadorian top flight, Barcelona were not expected to make a significant impact in this group.
However, their brilliant 2-0 victory away at Santos has set Fabian Bustos's side up for a shot at progression ahead of last year's runners-up.
Barcelona followed that result by thrashing The Strongest by a 4-0 scoreline with Carlos Garces netting in his second outing in succession.
The Toreros have already achieved more points than they did at this stage last season, but Bustos knows that another victory will put them on the brink of the last 16.
Having scored more goals than their opponents, Barcelona will fancy their chances of overcoming their more illustrious foes. However, we are backing the Argentine outfit to prevail in a close match, one which may include a late winner.
13、利加大学 VS 弗拉门戈
LDU Quito kicked off their Copa Libertadores campaign with a 2-2 draw away against Union La Calera.
The hosts twice took the lead through an Andres Vilches brace, but a Billy Arce brace levelled the game for Pablo Repetto's side, as he netted the equaliser in the 83rd minute to secure a point for the Equadorian outfit.
They then followed that up with an impressive 3-1 win at home to Argentinian side Velez Sarsfield last Tuesday.
Cristian Martinez Borja opened the scoring for the hosts, but Pablo Galmades netted the equaliser for the Argentinian outfit before Borja scored his second and Matias Zunino added a third to seal a crucial victory.
That saw them move straight into the top two of their group, while a win on Wednesday would see them sit in pole position to qualify out of the group, leapfrogging Flamengo in the process.
Their opponents will look to all but confirm their qualification with a third consecutive win to start the group stage, having already toppled Velez Sarsfield and Union La Calera.
Flamengo started their campaign with a trip to Velez Sarsfield, and came away with a narrow 3-2 victory.
Rogerio Ceni's side went behind on two separate occasions due to a Lucas Janson brace, but goals from Willian Arao and Gabriel Barbosa levelled the game before Giorgian de Arrascaeta netted the winner in the 80th minute to take all three points.
El Rubro-Negro then followed that up with a dominant 4-1 victory at home to Union La Calera, as Barbosa netted a brace alongside goals from de Arrascaeta and Pedro to seal another crucial victory.
As a result, Flamengo now sit firmly in the lead in the race to qualify for the final 16, with a win on Wednesday all but confirming their place in the knockout stage.
While both sides have had impressive starts to the group stage, we see Flamengo outclassing the hosts on Wednesday.
The Brazilian side have shown an impressive combination of attacking and defensive quality, and we see them recording a third consecutive victory.
14、竞技俱乐部 VS 圣保罗
Racing Club will have to make do without Lucas Orban after the defender was dismissed against Sporting Cristal.
Mauricio Martinez is in line to be named as his replacement in a back three, while Tomas Chancalay could be recalled after netting the winner in that game.
Sao Paulo boss Hernan Crespo will be able to call upon Leo as the centre-back has served his one-match suspension.
Veteran Miranda could drop down to the substitutes' bench, but Eder is again expected to miss out through injury.
Martin Benitez and Vitor Bueno will both be hopeful of opportunities in the final third.
Already holding an advantage over third place, both teams may prioritise avoiding defeat on Wednesday.
With that in mind, do not be surprised if this contest ends in a low-scoring draw, a result which will ensure that they remain on course for the last 16.