YOKOHAMA – Daisuke Oku converted a late penalty as J. League side Yokohama F. Marinos held Spanish League champion FC Barcelona to a 3-3 draw Sunday.
Daisuke Sakata and Hideo Oshima scored for the home side in the first half but Barcelona battled back twice through Ludovic Giuly and Thiago Motta to draw level at 2-2 on the stroke of halftime.
Osaka civil war
Gamba Osaka will meet rivals Cerezo Osaka in the J. League Nabisco Cup quarterfinals after the draw was held Monday by the eight teams and league chairman Masaru Suzuki.
The winner of what is being dubbed the “Osaka Derby” will face either the Yokohama F. Marinos or Omiya Ardija in the semifinal round of the tournament.
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