Chanathip and Iniesta feature in J-League round 23 best XI
Chanathip Songkrasin once again shone in the battle with Shimizu on Sartuday to be featured in round 23 J-League best XI.
Travelling to low-rated Shimisu, Sapporo dominated the game right in the first place. Chanathip put the visiting Sappora ahead by a skillful handling, piercing through opposing defenders and goalkeeper, opening the scoring for Sapporo.
Sapporo’s Jay Bothroyd then had a header to double the advantage, bagged a first half 2-0 winner.
In the second half, Mihailo Potrovic played more dymanic by planting 6 other goals to the home team’s net.
Notably, Chanathip assisted twice for Tworoyd and Jay Bothroyd in the 74th and 79th minute in a row.
The 25-year-old sealed the massive 8-0 victory over Shimizu with a shot in the 89th minute.
The bright performance and 2 assists put chanathip into the J-League round 23 best XI, with Barcelona superstar Iniesta.
Consadole Sapporo rises to 6th place on the table after 23 rounds.
The Japan-based star Chanathip will join Thailand in the second qualifier battle against Vietnam on Sept 5. Akira Nishino believed he will be the core player in Thailand lineup.