Saturday, April 23, 2011

J. League picks up the pieces after quake

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Five weeks after a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused widespread destruction in Japan's northern Miyagi Prefecture, the J. League finally resumes with five Round 7 games taking place on April 23.

Foremost among them is the clash between Kawasaki Frontale and Vegalta Sendai, with Sendai the city closest to the epicentre of the earth-shattering quake which struck on March 11.

Sunday's big clash sees Urawa Reds host defending champions Nagoya Grampus, with all matches taking place in the afternoon as the J. League does its part to conserve energy.

Rounds 2 to 6 will be completed at a later date.

Round 7 fixtures:April 23

Kashima Antlers vs Yokohama F. Marinos (National Stadium)
Omiya Ardija vs Kashiwa Reysol (Nack5 Stadium)
Kawasaki Frontale vs Vegalta Sendai (Todoroki Stadium)
Ventforet Kofu vs Vissel Kobe (Yamanashibank Stadium)
Shimizu S-Pulse vs Avispa Fukuoka (Outsourcing Nihondaira Stadium)

April 24

Montedio Yamagata vs Cerezo Osaka (ND Soft Stadium)
Albirex Niigata vs Jubilo Iwata (Tohoku Den Stadium)
Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Gamba Osaka (Hiroshima Big Arch)
Urawa Reds vs Nagoya Grampus (Saitama Stadium)


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