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Consadole climb into first place with third straight win

Consadole climb into first place with third straight win

The 11th round of the 2016 MEIJI YASUDA J2 League took place on Tuesday with 10 matches played as scheduled.

Juninho’s goal in the 17th minute gave Consadole Sapporo a 1-0 victory at Zweigen Kanazawa, sending the team into first place with their third straight win.

Similarly, Captain Yoichiro Kakitani’s strike was enough to deliver Cerezo Osaka to a 1-0 win at Matsumoto Yamaga. The Kansai side are now in second place after goal difference.

Former leaders FC Machida Zelvia fell to third place following their 1-1 draw to FC Gifu, with Yuki Nakashima’s effort in the 33rd minute quickly neutralised by Leonardo Rocha’s equaliser.

The league’s 12th round will take place on Saturday, May 7.

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