(Sagan Tosu defeat Vissel Kobe 5-2 in the 2008 Emperor’s Cup to book their place in the quarter-finals, where they would be eliminated by Yokohama F-Marinos)
From 10:30 BST/18:30 Japan Time on Saturday 31 March, I’ll be live-blogging Sagan Tosu v. Vissel Kobe. Sagan recorded their first ever Division 1 victory with a 1-0 win over Yokohama F-Marinos at the Best Amenity Stadium last weekend. Vissel Kobe are the visitors, and having only previously met the Hyogo-based outfit in league competition in 2006, Sagan will want to create another entry in their history books having been defeated twice in a season which saw Vissel promoted from J.League Division 2 and Sagan finish the season one place behind. However, the last time the two sides met was in a remarkable 2008 Emperor’s Cup tie, Sagan demolishing Vissel 5-2. Please join me from 11:00 BST/19:00 Japan Time for the kick-off.