Avispa fall again, Frontale fight back
Avispa Fukuoka remain at the bottom of the J.League and still searching for their first point of the season following a 5-2 defeat at Nagoya Grampus.
Three goals in the final nine minutes saw the defending champions eventually come out on top after Avispa had twice battled back to level the game.
Australia international Josh Kennedy opened the scoring after 23 minutes, but Hideya Okamoto equalised from the spot just three minutes later as the sides went in at the interval all square.
Keiji Tamada restored Nagoya's lead six minutes into the second period, but Avispa hit back through Kentaro Shigematsu.
However, late goals from Jungo Fujimoto, Igor Burzanovic and another from Tamada condemned the visitors to an eighth successive defeat.
Sanfrecce Hiroshima moved up to fourth after a 2-1 win over Kashima Antlers with Koji Morisaki's double - including a last-minute winner - sealing the points. Shinzo Korkori netted for the visitors.
Elsewhere, two goals from Kengo Nakamura saw Kawasaki Frontale overcome Gamba Osaka after they had fallen behind to Adriano's second-half penalty, while Rafael Marques' 14th-minute effort clinched a 1-0 victory for Omiya Ardija at Cerezo Osaka.