On April 4th, at the National Stadium, Avispa Fukuoka triumphed over Urawa Reds with a score of 2-1 in the final of the J.League Cup, one of Japan’s three major domestic soccer titles, securing their first-ever championship win. Avispa Fukuoka made history by winning a title for the first time in the club’s history. The J.League Cup is considered one of the three grand soccer titles in Japan, alongside the league matches and the Emperor’s Cup.
The final match saw Avispa Fukuoka, aspiring for their inaugural victory, go head-to-head with the Urawa Reds, the Asian champions aiming for their third tournament win. Avispa took an early lead with a goal by Mae Hiroyuki in the 5th minute, followed by Miya Daiki’s goal just before the end of the first half, making it 2-0 at the break. Despite missing a penalty kick in the 14th minute of the second half and failing to extend their lead, Avispa managed to withstand the Reds’ fierce onslaught after conceding a goal in the 22nd minute, ultimately clinching the victory with a 2-1 scoreline. Source: Avispa Fukuoka / NHK
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