The best team goal ever? Kyoto Sanga's masterpiece vs Kashiwa Reysol

Japanese top-tier side Kyoto Sanga have scored one of the greatest team goals we’ve ever seen.

During their recent J1 League encounter away at Kashiwa Reysol in which they won 2-0, the newly-promoted outfit took ‘beating the press’ to a whole new level.

In the 13th minute of the game, Kyoto Sanga decided to play the riskiest football imaginable in order to thwart the home team’s attempts to win back possession high up the pitch.

Goalkeeper Naoto Kamifukumoto went full Ederson by his goal-line, while the defenders played heart-stopping passess across the penalty area with the opposition in very close proximity.

But it paid off for Kyoto Sanga, as they were able to swat away Kashiwa Reysol’s plan to nick the ball off of them.

The visitors charged down the line, played a few cute passes on the edge of the box and then gave the ball to left-back Takuya Ogiwara, who finished the chance in a manner befitting of a top-class striker.

It really was a masterpiece by Kyoto Sanga, one worthy of the current Manchester City side or prime Barcelona.

Video: Kyoto Sanga’s insane team goal

That is absolutely incredible, isn’t it?

Liquid football in the extreme and visual proof that the cliche ‘no risk equals no reward’ is certainly applicable when it comes to professional football – or football at any level for that matter.

As well as scoring mesmerising team goals, Kyoto Sanga are enjoying a brilliant campaign overall in the J1 League after earning promotion last season.

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At the time of writing, Cho Kwi-jae’s side sit fifth in the table on 15 points from their nine matches played.

They’re just a single point behind Kashiwa Reysol and trail league leaders Kawasaki Frontale by five – although Kyoto Sanga have a game in hand on the latter.

Don’t be surprised if you hear about them tearing up the AFC Champions League next season…

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