J1 Matchweek 29 recap: Vissel score massive win, Bellmare move out of bottom

J1 Matchweek 29 recap: Vissel score massive win, Bellmare move out of bottom

The Meiji Yasuda J1 League had major action at the top and bottom in Matchweek 29. Let’s check out all the action from every spot in the table:

Yokohama F·Marinos 0, Vissel Kobe 2

Yuya Osako was on the mark from the spot and Yoshinori Muto scored as part of his terrific match, leading the Ushi to a massive win in a battle of first place vs. second place to put them four points clear atop the table. You can read the full report here.

Urawa Reds 1, Yokohama FC 1

Alexander Scholz rescued a point for the Reds with a late penalty as they held onto third place and moved within four points of second.

Avispa Fukuoka 0, Kashima Antlers 0

Kashima did not lack for chances, but they couldn’t find the back of the net as Avi were able to take a hard-earned point.

Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3, Nagoya Grampus 1

The Viola stormed back from a goal down with three goals from the 72nd minute on to leap Nagoya for fifth in the table.

Cerezo Osaka 0, Shonan Bellmare 2

Late goals by Akito Suzuki and Yuki Ohashi fired Bellmare to a gigantic victory that took them out of last place and the drop zone.

F.C.Tokyo 3, Gamba Osaka 0

Riki Harakawa, Diego Oliveira and Kota Tawaratsumida all scored as the capital club put on a show to close in on the top half of the table.

Kawasaki Frontale 2, Albirex Niigata 3

Mere minutes after Frontale leveled the match at 2-2, Shunsuke Ota cut in from the left and hit a beautiful shot that found the back of the net and earned Albi a terrific win in Kawasaki.

Sagan Tosu 3, Kyoto Sanga 2

Sanga were reduced to 10 men five minutes into stoppage time and that was enough for Sagan to stage a miraculous comeback, getting goals from Wataru Hanada and Hwang Seok-ho to take a fabulous three points in front of a delirious home crowd.

Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo 1, Kashiwa Reysol 2

Mao Hosoya was the Reysol hero, scoring twice to put his side six points clear of the drop zone as they creep ever closer to safety.