SAITAMA — Naohiro Takahara scored his first goal of the J. League season to help Urawa Reds get back to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Vissel Kobe on Saturday.

Edmilson took just three minutes to open the scoring for an Urawa side looking to bounce back from last week’s dismal loss to Yokohama F. Marinos, but the biggest cheer was reserved for Takahara’s strike two minutes before halftime.

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