As Shimizu and Kashima stumble again, we earn a comfortable win over Gamba to move five points ahead of Cerezo Osaka, who are now in second place, ahead of the faltering Antlers and S-Pulse on goal difference. Goals from Nakamura, Danilson and Kennedy sinking the blue half of Osaka.
Hayuma Tanaka, Akira Takeuchi , Tulio, Shohei Abe
Danilson, Naoshi Nakamura (Alex Santos 86), Yoshizumi Ogawa (Keita Sugimoto 83’), Magnum
Josh Kennedy, Keiji Tamada (Igor Burzanovic 73)