Yokohama Marinos extended their lead at the top of the J.League to four points with a 1-0 win over Shimizu S-Pulse, while Sanfrecce Hiroshima moved into second place on goal difference with a win over Albirex Nagata.
Yokohama Marinos moved to the top of the J.League with a 3-0 win over third-place Urawa Red Diamonds, while reigning champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima slipped to a 2-0 defeat to Ventforet Kofu.
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Yokohama Marinos conceded an equaliser in injury time as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Ventforet Kofu, surrendering their top place to Omiya Ardija in the J.League standings on Saturday.
Substitute Jin Hanato scored with only one minute left to give the Yokohama Marinos a 2-1 win over Kawasaki Frontale on Saturday, their sixth win from six J.League games, while Vegalta Sendai also won.