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Shinya Tomita sent Kyoto Purple Sanga on their way to their first victory of the season with a 41st-minute strike as the Emperor’s Cup champion beat local rival Vissel Kobe 2-0 in the J. League first division on Sunday.

Daisuke Nakaharai wrapped up the three points with a second in injury time with Sunday’s only other game between Urawa Reds and Nagoya Grampus Eight ending in a scoreless draw.

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