• Kyodo


Omiya Ardija ruined Cerezo Osaka’s return to the top flight by cruising to an emotional 3-0 win in their season opener in the J. League on Sunday.

First-half goals from Hayato Hashimoto and Naoki Ishihara put the Squirrels in the driver’s seat and Rafael secured the points with the third eight minutes from time at Nack 5 Stadium.

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