J1 League

Lionel Messi Scores His First Of Preseason With A Right-Footed Effort

The first match of PSG's preseason tour of Japan ended in victory for Christophe Galtier's side with Lionel Messi and 20-year-old Arnaud Kalimuendo (a Leeds and Everton transfer target) on the scoresheet in a 2-1 victory over Kawasaki Frontale at the National Stadium in Tokyo. 

Bicycle Kick In Japan Forces Every xG Model Into Existential Crisis

Thirty-year-old Brazilian forward Everaldo — a career journeyman who spent two underwhelming years in Mexico with Querétaro — has scored one of the greatest late equalizers in the game's history.

Everaldo is now on the books with Kashima Antlers in Japan, and his side welcomed Cerezo Osaka to town on Wednesday night in J1 League action. The visitors went ahead 3-2 thanks to a goal from Brazilian winger Jean Patric, but that set the stage for his compatriot's incredible equalizer in the 89th minute.

Cerremos El Puskás 2022: Ex Jugador De La Liga MX Anota Una Desquiciada Chilena En Japón

Todos hemos soñado – durmiendo o despiertos – con hacer un gol fantástico en el último minuto de juego, pero pocos tienen en el privilegio de convertir esos sueños en una realidad. Y uno de esos bendecidos por la diosa fortuna es el brasileño Everaldo, un jugador que en el pasado anduvo por la Liga MX, y que este miércoles anotó en la J1 League de Japón uno de los goles más espectaculares y agónicos de su carrera.

Tanto que debiera cerrarse la competencia del Puskás 2022 para darle el premio ahorita. Sin discusión.

Strike! Japanese Team Celebrates Win By Becoming A Human Bowling Alley

After a nerve-wracking 4-3 victory over Tokyo Verdy, Albirex Niigata reached 29 points last weekend and became one of the three leaders in the J2 League, the Japanese second division. 

Despite there still being two-thirds of the tournament ahead, fans are already excited about a possible promotion, and players can't hide their joy either. In fact, once the game ended, the squad celebrated the victory and the chemistry created around in a sui generis way: becoming a human bowling alley and portraying a perfect strike. 

Kyoto Sanga Scored The Best Collective Goal Of The Season — An Ode To Tiki-Taka

Last weekend, the Japanese club Kyoto Sanga scored one of the most sensational collective goals of the season, and it didn't make a bleep in the Western Hemisphere. Today we are not here to talk about the systemic reasons behind this omission but to make justice and show this side of the world the beauty of this sensational golazo.

World's Oldest Soccer Player Shows No Signs Of Slowing As Multiple Clubs Want To Sign Him

Evergreen Japanese footballer Kazuyoshi Miura, now 54, has no intention of hanging up his boots and said that as many as eight Japanese clubs are after his signature for next season, Kyodo News agency reported on Tuesday.

Miura, known as "King Kazu" in his homeland, became the oldest player to feature in Japan's first division when he played for Yokohama FC last season, but is now looking for opportunities elsewhere after the side were relegated to the second tier.

Andrés Iniesta Signs Two-Year Contract Extension With Japan’s Vissel Kobe

TOKYO - Former Barcelona midfielder Andrés Iniesta said on Tuesday he has extended his contract with Vissel Kobe by another two years and wants to keep working towards making the Japanese side the best in Asia.

Spanish World Cup winner Iniesta, who also celebrated his 37th birthday on Tuesday, signed a three-year contract with Kobe in 2018 after leaving Barcelona, where he won nine LaLiga and four Champions Leagues titles.