A 2-0 win over Slovenia has kept their hopes of reaching 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ well and truly alive as the hunt for second hots up, with three points separating four sides in contention.
J.League leaders Omiya Ardija won 2-1 against Nagoya Grampus to increase their lead to five points over Urawa Red Diamonds, who could only draw with FC Tokyo.
Milivoje Novakovic scored twice as Omiya Ardija maintained their five-point lead at the top of the J.League after a 3-0 win over Vantforet Kofu. Elsewhere, Kashima Antlers came from two goals down to win 3-2.
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.
Omiya Ardija went top of the J.League with a convincing 4-0 win over Kashiwa Reysol today.
Borussia Dortmund sprung into life after going down to Milivoje Novakovic's opener for Cologne and went on to rack up six unanswered goals to move five-points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.