Anderson Lopes had a great game for Consadole Sapporo, but it was also a painful one.
SAPPORO, Japan (AP) Brazilian striker Anderson Lopes scored four goals to lead Consadole Sapporo to a 5-2 win over Shimizu S-Pulse in the J-League on Saturday.
Lopes scored on a penalty kick in first-half stoppage time at Sapporo Dome and added three more after the break as Consadole won its home opener for the first time since 2007. Musashi Suzuki opened the scoring in the 19th minute with his second goal in as many games but Shimizu equalized late in the first half through Ko Matsubara.
Anderson gave the hosts a two-goal lead four minutes after the break but the forward misjudged the 10-foot drop as he went leaping over the advertizing wall.
In case you were wondering, he was fine to continue after receiving treatment and went to score his 3rd and 4th goals of the game...— Oliver Trenchard (@OliverTrenchard) March 9, 2019
It was Sapporo's first home game of the season for Anderson Lopes and I'm not quite sure he knew there was a 3-metre gap behind the boards. 😂 pic.twitter.com/5JS2QBsitn
But he was fine to continue and ended up scoring two more goals in a span of five minutes to seal the win.
In other matches, Shinzo Koroki scored on a penalty kick in the 72nd minute as Urawa Reds edged Yamaga Matsumoto 1-0, while newly-promoted Oita Trinita beat Jubila Iwata 2-1.
Nagoya Grampus stayed undefeated with a 3-2 win over Gamba Osaka.