Nagoya Oceans and Pescadola Machida battle it out for the league crown in an exciting and fast-paced final day of domestic competition
One place. One champion. Pescadola Machida and Nagoya Oceans face each other on January 14 in the 27th round of the Japanese domestic championship. In a very evenly matched F-League, the Nagoya side have managed to reach the final matchday with a chance of winning the title. In a head-to-head match at a neutral venue, both teams are depending on each other to win the regular season championship.
The regular league standings do not deceive and show the most consistent team. With only 40 minutes left to play, the team from Tokyo is one point ahead of the team led by Fuentes. Therefore, the Nagoya side can only hope for a win, while the leaders will be champions with a draw too. Nagoya Oceans, in search of their seventh consecutive title.
The team coached by the Spanish coach, with Andresito as the main leader, has managed to come back and play in this last and decisive duel. The left wing, key with two goals in the last two games, has accumulated 21 goals, just one behind the top scorer of the competition. The player from Cordoba has two big challenges ahead: to win the league and repeat top scorer and MVP of the competition.
Best of luck!