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.
Yoshihito Fujita kept Yokohama Marinos at the top of the J.League with a brace which included a last-gasp strike to snatch a 3-2 win over FC Tokyo. Elsewhere, Urawa Red Diamonds won and Vegalta Sendai drew.
The new J.League season got underway with eight matches today. Defending champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima were defeated 2-1 by Urawa Red Diamonds, while FC Tokyo beat Oita Trinita by the same scoreline.
Vegalta Sendai are a point clear in the J.League after salvaging a 2-2 draw against Yokohama F Marinos as Sanfrecce Hiroshima were beaten, while Marcus Tulio Tanaka grabbed four goals during a Nagoya Grampus rout.
The status quo in the J.League was maintained after each of the top three teams - Kashiwa Reysol, Yokohama F Marinos and Kawasaki Frontale - earned hard-fought one-goal victories.