What Yoshito Okubo lacks in height, he makes up for in ability. With pace and skill in abundance, he is capable of creating and taking chances in equal measure.
Sanfrecce Hiroshima returned to the top of the J.League with a 1-1 draw against bottom side Oita Trinita, while Urawa Red Diamonds moved a point behind the top two with a 2-0 win over Shimizu S-Pulse.
J.League leaders Omiya Ardija lost 2-1 to Yokohama Marinos but remained top thanks to closest challengers Urawa Red Diamonds crashing to a 4-0 defeat to Kawasaki Frontale.
Netherlands 1:0 JapanMatch 25 - Group EDurban, Durban Stadium