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J1 Matchweek Recap: Tricolor dominates in Yokohama, Everaldo delights in Kashima

J1 Matchweek Recap: Tricolor dominates in Yokohama, Everaldo delights in Kashima

We got a midweek treat for Matchweek 20 in the Meiji Yasuda J1 League. Here’s all the action from Wednesday:

Yokohama F·Marinos 3, Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0

The Viola entered as winners of five of their last six, but Marinos bested them with ease. The Tricolor won their sixth straight in a clinical showing that saw three different players score to extend their lead atop the table to five points.

Kashima Antlers 3, Cerezo Osaka 3

Kashima looked set to take a disappointing home loss, but Everaldo scored an astonishing bicycle kick in the 89th minute to earn Antlers a point that could prove crucial in their title chase.

Kawasaki Frontale, Sagan Tosu

Postponed.

Kashiwa Reysol 0, Nagoya Grampus 1

It looked like the Nagoya of old as Mateus struck early and the Grampus defense performed perfectly, preserving the one-goal lead as Kenta Hasegawa’s men moved into the top half of the table.

F.C.Tokyo 3, Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo 0

Two penalties tilted the match to F.C.Tokyo, with Leandro burying one and Adaílton the other as part of the latter’s brace in a convincing victory for the capital club.

Urawa Reds 2, Kyoto Sanga 2

David Moberg continued his terrific run of form with a brace, but Sanga played well away from home to earn themselves a point.

Júbilo Iwata 0, Avispa Fukuoka 1

Yuya Yamagishi’s goal on a perfect pass from Lukian was the difference as Avipsa won in Iwata.

Shonan Bellmare 1, Gamba Osaka 0

Not even a late red card could slow down Shonan, who have now taken points from six of their last seven matches and are into 13th place.

Vissel Kobe 2, Shimizu S-Pulse 1

Yuya Osako scored an excellent stoppage time winner to send the home crowd wild and move the Ushi out from the bottom of the table.

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