Matchweek 8 Recap: Another shift at the summit

Matchweek 8 Recap: Another shift at the summit

Matchweek 8 in the Meiji Yasuda J1 League delivered with action and a new-look top of the table.

Kashima Antlers 0, Yokohama F·Marinos 3

Kashima took over first place on Wednesday, but Marinos struck for three goals in the last 10 minutes on Sunday to take second place in the table and push Antlers to third.

Kawasaki Frontale 1, Kashiwa Reysol 0

With Kashima losing, Frontale had the chance to re-take first place and they did that thanks to a Leandro Damião goal.

F.C.Tokyo 0, Urawa Reds 0

Jakub Słowik and Shusaku Nishikawa both played terrific as the goalkeepers ensured this one would end in a scoreless draw.

Vissel Kobe 0, Cerezo Osaka 1

Vissel’s search for their first win continued as Mutsuki Kato’s goal fired Cerezo to three points on the road.

Kyoto Sanga 3, Sagan Tosu 1

Peter Utaka’s brace handed Sagan their first loss of the season and put the 37-year-old on top of the league’s goal scoring chart with six on the campaign.

Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1, Avispa Fukuoka 0

Kosei Shibasaki scored on the last play of the game for a thrilling Sanfrecce victory that pushes them into the top half of the table.

Nagoya Grampus 0, Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo 2

Hiroki Miyazawa and Taika Nakashima scored in the second half to earn Consa their first win of 2022 and the club’s 100th all-time win in the Meiji Yasuda J1 League.

Shimizu S-Pulse 1, Gamba Osaka 1

S-Pulse thought they were going to take all three points, but Kosuke Onose’s goal in the seventh minute of stoppage time stole a dramatic away draw for Gamba.

Shonan Bellmare 0, Júbilo Iwata 0

Neither side could break through as Júbilo earned a valuable point away from Iwata.