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.
Urawa Red Diamonds defeated Ventforet Kofu 1-0 to close the gap to three points as J.League leaders Omiya Ardija were held to a 1-1 draw by Sagan Tosu on Saturday.
Omiya Ardija's 21-game non-losing streak came to an end Saturday when Vegalta Sendai defeated the league leaders 2-1, while Yokohama edged Nagoya Grampus by the same scoreline and Shonan Bellmare beat FC Tokyo 3-2 in other J.League action.
An action-packed day in the J.League saw Sanfrecce Hiroshima move into top spot after taking advantage of a surprise defeat for Vegalta Sendai.
Montedio Yamagata earned a 1-0 away win against Urawa Red Diamonds but remain in the J.League relegation zone alongside Ventforet Kofu, who were beaten 2-1 at home by Vegalta Sendai.