CHIBA – Second-division Consadole Sapporo burst JEF United Chiba’s bubble with a shock 1-0 away win in the fourth round of the Emperor’s Cup on Wednesday.
Shinya Aikawa scored the winner to set up a meeting with Albirex Niigata in the last 16 while Kashima Antlers rebounded from their defeat to Chiba in last week’s Nabisco Cup final to also move into the fifth round.
Kashima swept aside non-league Honda FC 4-0 thanks to an own goal and strikes from Masaki Fukai, Yuzo Tashiro and Daiki Iwamasa.
Kashima will play Nagoya Grampus Eight in the next round, which begins Dec. 9.
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