Soccer: Leo Cera hat-trick powers Marinos past S-Pulse


Leo Ceara set up Yokohama F Marinos' first goal and followed that with a hat-trick in the J-League first-division leaders' 5-3 win over Shimizu S-Pulse on Saturday. Marinos broke the ice in the 10th minute at Tokyo's National Stadium. After drawing a crowd of defenders just outside the area, Leo rolled the ball forward for midfielder Takuma Nishimura to smash past keeper Shuichi Gonda. Some tough defending and a lucky break saw S-Pulse equalize moments later. Thiago Santana shoved an attacker off the ball in Shimizu's half and released Yuta Kamiya with a through pass. Kamiya's marker stumbled,...

Kyodo News

Kyodo News Soccer