Yesterday FC Gifu played a behind closed doors friendly against this year’s J2 promotion favourites Cerezo Osaka, and lost 2-0.

I can’t find any details of what team was put out, but Cerezo’s goals came in the first half from Masataka Nishimoto & Ryo Nagai.

Gifu continue their pre-season with a game against Gainare Tottori on Saturday at the Nagaragawa Meadow, a game that should see both Tomohiro Tanaka (currently on loan) and Ryuji Hirota return to Gifu.