Soccer J1 which started on the 26th played 8 games of the 1st section on the 27th.

▽ Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo vs. Yokohama FC, Consadole won 5 to 1.

Consadole scored 2 points by the 4th minute of the start due to goals such as Yoshiaki Komai, and continued to score points thereafter.

▽ Urawa Reds vs FC Tokyo drew 1: 1.

In the Reds, 39-year-old Yuki Abe scored the first goal in the 29th minute of the second half.

▽ Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs. Vegalta Sendai drew 1: 1.

Vegalta, who was sent off in the first half, caught up with the tie with a goal just before the end of the match.

▽ Oita Trinita vs. Tokushima Vortis, who returned to J1 for the first time in seven years, drew 1: 1.

▽ Kashima Antlers vs. Shimizu S-Pulse, S-Pulse won 3 to 1.

S-Pulse scored three points in quick succession from the 33rd minute of the second half immediately after the opening, and won the game in a come-from-behind victory.

▽ Shonan Bellmare vs. Sagan Tosu, Sagan won 1-0.

In the 35th minute of the second half, Daichi Hayashi decided on a penalty kick that was obtained by video judgment.

▽ Cerezo Osaka vs. Kashiwa Reysol, Cerezo won 2-0.

Former Japan national team forward Yoshito Okubo, who returned to Cerezo for the first time in 15 years, scored the first goal in the 42nd minute of the first half and increased his J1 total score record to 186 points.

▽ Vissel Kobe vs. Gamba Osaka, which was second in last season, was won by Vissel 1-0.

One match will be held on the 28th, and Avispa Fukuoka and Nagoya Grampus, who have returned to J1, will play against each other.

Cerezo Osaka Okubo player "preparation" goal

Yoshito Okubo, who has scored the most points in soccer J1, scored a goal in the opening game at Cerezo Osaka, where he returned for the first time in 15 years.

At the age of 38, he started again with a team that started as a J-Leaguer.

It was a goal with a strong determination.

Okubo entered Cerezo Osaka from Nagasaki's powerful Kunimi High School in 2001 and started his career as a J-Leaguer.

With his instant speed and olfactory sense of outstanding goals, he was selected twice for the World Cup as a representative of Japan.

Since 2013, when he belonged to Kawasaki Frontale, he has been the top scorer for the third consecutive year.

However, last year, the season ended without being able to score for the first time at J2's Tokyo Verdy.

Under such circumstances, I decided to transfer to Cerezo, which can be said to be my starting point, "I want to make another flower bloom."

However, the road to the opening round was not straightforward.

At the camp held in Miyazaki City, we never trained in the main group.

Okubo also recalls, "I was wondering if I should put it on the bench" toward the opening.

The situation changed just before the opening.

Okubo said, "I was suddenly told to join the main group in the practice about three days ago."

At the same time as I was surprised, I had a strong determination that "I have to leave results here."

That determination appeared in play.

From the first half, he aggressively aimed at the goal with a middle shot and showed his presence with an exquisite last pass to his allies.

In addition, the sharp movement behind the defender, who is good at it, invited a foul that led to the exit of the opponent player.

Then, in the 42nd minute of the first half, he poured the cross ball from the right side with his head as if aiming at it, and scored the first goal.

Okubo said, "I had a feeling that I was going to get out and score points in a good way before scoring. In this team, everyone is consciously looking at me and putting in a simple but good ball. It was very easy to do because it creates a rhythm. "

When it was decided to transfer to Cerezo, he used to say something like "Cerezo is the last player to play", but after the match on the 27th, he said, "I always wanted to get results." No matter what the surroundings say, if the ball comes in front of the goal, I still have the confidence to score points, "he said strongly and seemed to regain his confidence in the resurrection.

With the goal on the 27th, J1 totaled 186 points, and 200 points at the turning point are also visible.

The story of the striker "Yoshito Okubo" continues.