J1 Matchweek 5 recap: Frontale stay on top, F.C.Tokyo climbing

J1 Matchweek 5 recap: Frontale stay on top, F.C.Tokyo climbing

Yokohama F·Marinos 0, Sagan Tosu 0

Park Il-gyu played spectacularly and the Sagan defense kept Marinos at bay to earn a good draw in Yokohama.

Kyoto Sanga 0, F.C.Tokyo 1

Diego Oliveira scored the lone goal as F.C.Tokyo made it nine points from four matches to continue their strong start to the season and climb up the table.

Gamba Osaka 2, Avispa Fukuoka 3

A five-goal thriller went Avispa’s way as Fukuoka got their first win of the season to move into the top half of the table.

Shimizu S-Pulse 0, Vissel Kobe 0

S-Pulse and Vissel both had tons of chances, but neither could break through so they settled for a draw in a match both were desperate to win as their slow starts continued.

Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0, Kawasaki Frontale 2

Miki Yamane scored his first goal of the season to put a bow on a tidy away win for Frontale that ensured the champions would remain on top of the table for at least another week.

Urawa Reds 4, Júbilo Iwata 1

Tomoya Inukai, Kasper Junker, Alexander Scholz and David Moberg each scored in a comprehensive win for Urawa.

Kashima Antlers 2, Shonan Bellmare 1

Shonan scored first, but Ayase Ueda and Juan Alano answered with goals for the come-from-behind victory that extended Kashima’s win streak to three.

Cerezo Osaka 2, Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo 2

A back-and-forth match saw Cerezo score first, Consadole answer, Cerezo take back the lead, then Consadole equalize once again as the two sides split the points.

Nagoya Grampus 1, Kashiwa Reysol 1

Mao Hosoya put Reysol in front only for Matheus to equalize in a well-played draw that kept the Gold and Black among the top teams in the league.