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TODOROKI, Kanagawa Pref. — Gamba Osaka clinched its first-ever J. League championship on a dramatic final day of the season Saturday, beating Kawasaki Frontale 4-2 as Cerezo Osaka conceded a last-gasp equalizer to FC Tokyo that denied it the title.

Gamba started the day one point behind Cerezo, with Cerezo knowing a win would clinch the title no matter what happened elsewhere.

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