Kashima Antlers still stand atop the table after another win, but there’s a new team in third place and there was a shocking thumping of F.C.Tokyo. Find out what went down in Matchweek 11...
Kashima Antlers 3, Júbilo Iwata 1
Back in first place after a win last week, Kashima thumped Júbilo on the strength of Ayase Ueda’s sixth and seventh goals of the season.
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1, Kashiwa Reysol 2
It looked like Reysol’s three-match losing streak would become four, but Kaito Mori came off the bench to score his first two goals for the club, firing them to victory and third place in the table.
Avispa Fukuoka 5, F.C.Tokyo 1
Tokyo had gone five straight unbeaten to get in the title race, but Daiki Miya scored early before Yuya Yamagishi and Lukian scored twice each to stun the capital club.
Sagan Tosu 1, Cerezo Osaka 1
Naoyuki Fujita scored first, but Bruno Mendes answered from the spot for Cerezo as Sagan drew for a seventh time this season.
Nagoya Grampus 1, Kyoto Sanga 1
Mateus gave Grampus a lead, but Peter Utaka’s league-leading eighth goal of the season got Sanga level and earned them a point at Toyota Stadium.
Gamba Osaka 0, Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo 0
There was nothing to separate the two teams as Consa drew for an amazing eighth time in 11 matches this season.
Shonan Bellmare 1, Shimizu S-Pulse 4
S-Pulse’s run of four straight draws is now a five-match unbeaten streak with a win after scoring three goals in seven minutes to take a dominant win against Bellmare.