• Kyodo


Midfielder Toshiyuki Abe scored one and set up the other as Vegalta Sendai won 2-1 away at Vissel Kobe to move to the top of the J. League on Saturday.

The former Urawa Reds man sent over a cross from the left for Brazilian midfielder Silvinho to head home on 69 minutes and put the visitors firmly in control when he grabbed the second eight minutes from time.

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