• Kyodo


Omiya Ardija joined crosstown rivals Urawa Reds in the Nabisco Cup quarterfinals while JEF United Chiba and Cerezo Osaka also advanced past the group phase on the final day of fixtures in the J. League Nabisco Cup first round on Saturday.

Omiya scored a comfortable 3-0 home win over lowly Vissel Kobe in Group A with goals from Satoshi Yokoyama, Tatsunori Hisanaga and Yosuke Kataoka as the Saitama club secured a spot in the last eight as one of the two best runnersup.

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