J1 Matchweek 3 recap: Marinos move top as Reysol drop first game

J1 Matchweek 3 recap: Marinos move top as Reysol drop first game

Kyoto Sanga 1, Júbilo Iwata 4

Júbilo took a 1-0 lead before Sanga were reduced to 10 men, then Yuto Suzuki scored a pair as the visitors won this battle of newly promoted teams to pick up their first win back in the top flight.

Avispa Fukuoka 0, Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo 0

Masaaki Murakami was the hero as he saved a Lukian penalty to preserve the draw for Avispa.

Nagoya Grampus 1, Sagan Tosu 1

Akito Fukuta’s own goal gave Grampus a second-minute lead, but he got it back with a goal in the correct net to earn Sagan a draw in Nagoya.

Yokohama F·Marinos 2, Shimizu S-Pulse 0

Marinos were excellent and dominated S-Pulse from the start, eventually getting goals from Ryuta Koike and Kaina Yoshito to earn a well-deserved victory.

Urawa Reds 2, Shonan Bellmare 0

Ataru Esaka started and finished a beautiful Urawa move to give his side an early lead, then Kazuaki Mawatari added a late goal for a comfortable Reds win.

Kashima Antlers 1, Kashiwa Reysol 0

Reysol’s perfect start to the season came to an end as Ryotaro Araki found the back of the net in the 65th minute for the deciding goal.

Gamba Osaka 2, Kawasaki Frontale 2

Gamba took two leads on the champions and looked set to win at home, but Frontale stole a draw in the final minute of stoppage time when Yu Kobayashi snuck in behind Kei Ishikawa to take the ball and feed Leandro Damião for the equalizer.

Cerezo Osaka 0, F.C.Tokyo 1

Kazuya Konno delivered the deciding goal for F.C.Tokyo, but it was the defense who shone bright as they held Cerezo at bay with 10 men for 28 minutes after Takuya Aoki’s red card.

Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1, Vissel Kobe 1

Andrés Iniesta’s 20th J.League goal put Vissel in front, but Sho Sasaki answered in the 82nd minute to split the points in Hiroshima.