A brilliant goal you won’t have seen: Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (Vissel Kobe) vs Kawasaki Frontale

Take a bow son!

This action comes from Saturday’s J-League match between Kawasaki Frontale and Vissel Kobe, and we pick up the action 20 minutes from time with the hosts leading two-one.

Rolling back the years, 32-year-old former Japanese captain Tsuneyasu Miyamoto managed to equaliuse with a goal straight out of the top draw, burying a spectacular overhead-kick to rescue a point for Vissel Kobe.

Miyamoto stunned the Kawasaki crowd as he leaped to control a left-wing cross on his chest midway through the second half, before launching into an acrobatic bicycle-kick that flew past goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima and guaranteed a place on the J-League goal-of-the-season shortlist.

After the match Miyamoto appeared to still be stunned into silence by his moment of genius answering reporters saying, “It was unbelievable for me. At first I wanted to take a header, but it was too difficult so I changed my mind. First I want to see the video, but it was a special goal for me. I don’t know what to say. It was amazing.”

Tsuneyasu Miyamoto’s incredible overhead-volley can be seen here.


A second goal worthy of a quick glance arrived in the Japanese second division match between Ventforet Kofu and Cerezo Osaka as Takashi Inui scored directly from a corner to hand the visitors the lead on the half hour.

Takashi Inui’s strike straight from the corner can be seen here.