• Kyodo


Kawasaki Frontale squandered a fresh opportunity to make up significant ground on runaway leaders Kashima Antlers on Sunday after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Shimizu S-Pulse.

Kashima suffered arguably the biggest shock of the season with a 3-1 defeat at unfashionable Omiya Ardija on Saturday, but Frontale were unable to take full advantage and looked to be heading for defeat until defender Hiroki Ito rose to head the equalizer in injury time.

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