Yoon seemingly considering switching back to 4-4-2

Cerezo Osaka played a friendly with JFL side FC Osaka (40 minutes x 3 games) today and won 12-0 in total. Looking at the lineups (see below), it seems manager Yoon Jong-hwan is considering switching the formation back from 3-4-2-1 to their original 4-4-2. Considering that 3-4-2-1 was first employed not because he wanted to but had to, and they haven’t played well in the recent games, this is understandable although not sure if it works well.


1st: Cerezo Osaka 3 – 0 FC Osaka
Morishita (19′), Yamaguchi (20′), Sawakami (22′)

GK: Kenta Tanno
DF: Yusuke Tanaka, Yusuke Maruhashi, Tatsuya Yamashita, Reiya Morishita
MF: Hotaru Yamaguchi, Kota Mizunuma, Hiroshi Kiyotake, Souza
FW: Yoichiro Kakitani, Ryuji Sawakami


2nd: Cerezo Osaka 3 – 0 FC Osaka
Mizunuma (47′), Fukumitsu (72′), A. Tanaka (74′)

GK: Kenta Tanno
DF: Yusuke Tanaka (Teruyuki Moniwa – 60′), Yusuke Maruhashi (Yasuki Kimoto – 60′), Tatsuya Yamashita (Eiichi Katayama – 60′), Reiya Morishita (Kakeru Funaki – 60′)
MF: Hotaru Yamaguchi (Takaki Fukumitsu – 60′), Kota Mizunuma (Daichi Akiyama – 60′), Hiroshi Kiyotake (Atomu Tanaka – 60′), Souza (Osmar – 60′)
FW: Yoichiro Kakitani (Toshiyuki Takagi – 60′), Ryuji Sawakami (trainee – 60′)


3rd: Cerezo Osaka 6 – 0 FC Osaka
Fukumitsu (96′), Katayama (102′), trainee (104′), Kimoto (109′), Katayama (112′), Fukumitsu (116′)

GK: Shu Mogi
DF: Teruyuki Moniwa, Yasuki Kimoto, Eiichi Katayama, Kakeru Funaki
MF: Daichi Akiyama, Atomu Tanaka, Osmar, trainee
FW: Toshiyuki Takagi, Takaki Fukumitsu

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