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Kazu leads Yokohama comeback

Kazu leads Yokohama comeback

A record-revising goal by the J.League’s oldest active player was amongst the highlights of the 2016 MEIJI YASUDA J2 League’s 27th round on Sunday.

The legendary Kazuyoshi Miura’s 75th-minute goal sparked a comeback for Yokohama FC, who had been trailing Cerezo Osaka 2-0. 

The visitors proceeded to equalise just four minutes later on Ibba’s effort before Tomoya Uchida scored the dramatic 3-2 game-winner in stoppage time.

Up north, Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo needed a late goal of their own to take three points from Shimizu S-Pulse. 

Ken Tokura became the hero of the day just 10 minutes after Chong Te-se had given the visitors hope of leaving the Sapporo dome with a draw. 

The current leaders have now won four straight and are enjoying a seven-point gap between themselves and second place Matsumoto Yamaga, who drew 0-0 to Mito Hollyhock.

Machida Zelvia found themselves on the wrong end of their own 3-2 result in a loss to Renofa Yamaguchi. 

Yuya Nakamura scored twice for the hosts early in the first half, but Renofa’s Yatsunori Shimaya scored twice in first half stoppage time before defender Yuji Hoshi stunned the home crowd in the 82nd minute.

Plucky Fagiano Okayama moved into third place following their 1-0 win against Tokushima Vortis, with Kenji Sekido scoring his first goal of the season in the 10th minute.

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