Frontale send J1 title race to final day

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 - 00:34 JST
Frontale send J1 title race to final day

Kawasaki Frontale’s 1-0 win over Urawa Reds means that they will take the MEIJI YASUDA J1 League title race with Kashima Antlers down to the final day of the season.

Yu Kobayashi struck an early winner against the newly crowned AFC Champions League winners, giving Frontale a chance of winning their first-ever J1 League title.

Antlers remain in control of their destiny and the title race heading into the decisive weekend, but any failure to win at Jubilo Iwata would put Toru Oniki’s men at a considerable advantage.

Frontale must beat already-relegated Omiya Ardija and hope the result at Yamaha Stadium goes their way, as the J.League braces for a thrilling final matchday.