Osaka still can't find win
Former Asian club champions Gamba Osaka were left still seeking their first win of the season as they suffered two penalty goals to draw 2-2 with Vegalta Sendai in J-League football on Sunday.
Osaka came back from a goal down to lead 2-1 with forward Shoki Hirai scoring on a right cross from Akira Kaji in the 85th minute, but they surrendered another penalty chance in injury time.
Korean midfielder Ryang Yong-Gi duly netted Sendai's two spot shots, while Japan international midfielder Yasuhito Endo also scored on a penalty in the 79th minute for Osaka.
Osaka have only three draws and a defeat for three points at 13th place in the 18-team competition.
In the only other game on Sunday, FC Tokyo made the most of their advantage against nine-man Omiya Ardija in the second half for a comfortable 2-0 victory.
Brazilian defender Mato and Korean midfielder An Yong-Hak received red cards in the first half, allowing Yasuyuki Konno and Kentaro Shigematsu to score in the 61st and 79th minutes, respectively.
On Saturday, defending champions Kashima Antlers defeated Montedio Yamagata 3-1 to move to the top of the standings on 10 points, two points above Shimizu S-Pulse.