• Kyodo


Kashima Antlers saw their lead at the top of the J. League first division cut to four points on Wednesday after a 3-0 defeat away to Nagoya Grampus Eight.

Naoshi Nakamura fired Nagoya into a 22nd-minute lead from the penalty spot before Kashima was reduced to 10 men when Masashi Motoyama was sent off 10 minutes later after picking up his second yellow card.

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