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.
This week in our birthday round-up, we look at French winger Franck Ribery, 1994 FIFA World Cup™-winner Mazinho and Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany.
Dario Conca scored a late winner at Buriram United to eliminate 2011 finalists Jeonbuk Motors and send Guangzhou Evergrande into the AFC Champions League last 16, with Nagoya Grampus, Seongnam Chunma and Persepolis also advancing....
Keiji Tamada, Jungo Fujimoto and Marcus Tulio Tanaka scored the goals as Nagoya Grampus sunk Central Coast Mariners 3-0 to reach the knockout phase of the AFC Champions League.
FIFA.com previews the 20th edition of the J.League, which kicks off this weekend with a broad field of contenders seeking to take Kashiwa Reysol’s title.
Gamba Osaka moved clear at the top of the J-League with a 2-0 victory over Omiya Ardija, while Ryuji Bando scored a hat-trick to seal a 5-4 win for Cerezo Osaka over Sanfrecce Osaka.