Soccer: Gamba repress Sanfrecce to strech League Cup semifinals

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21:51 4 Sep 2016

OSAKA, Sept. 4, Kyodo

Shun Nagasawa and Ademilson any scored a prop as Gamba Osaka powered past Sanfrecce Hiroshima 6-3 on Sunday in a second leg of their League Cup quarterfinal for a 7-4 total win.

After Gamba salvaging a late 1-1 pull in Wednesday’s initial leg, Nagasawa cancelled out Yuki Nogami’s second-leg opener with an artistic crack behind his leg and put his group in front right before a break, slotting home after Hiroshima screw Takuto Hayashi usually managed to save Koki Yonekura’s toe-poke into Nagasawa’s path.

In a 52nd minute, Koji Morisaki twisted home a ideal giveaway flog from 25 yards to give Sanfrecce a lead on divided goals, though Gamba defender Daiki Niwa nodded home Yasuhito Endo’s header before Brazilian Ademilson got his dual goals, curling in off a distant right-hand post and display his gorgeous feet before rolling home in a 63rd minute.

“We scored late for a pull in a initial leg so we didn’t wish to rubbish that. We showed a form of impression we have in entrance behind from behind,” Nagasawa said.

Hiroyuki Abe scored his side’s sixth on a night with a one-on-one in a 71st notation before Yusuke Minagawa pulled one behind for Sanfrecce with a 79th-minute header.

Gamba will now face Yokohama F Marinos, who won 1-0 during home to Omiya Ardija interjection to a idea from Brazilian Kayke and came by interjection to higher divided goals after a 2-2 pull on aggregate.

Toshiyuki Takagi had a double as Urawa Reds beaten Vissel Kobe 4-0 and won 6-1 after dual legs. Reds will face FC Tokyo in a other semifinal after they kick J-League bottom side Avispa Fukuoka 2-0 divided and 3-1 on aggregate.

The semifinal legs will be played on Oct. 5 and 9.


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