FC Tokyo rallies to reach quarters

OSAKA (Kyodo) Yohei Kajiyama scored an injury-time winner as holders FC Tokyo came from behind to beat Cerezo Osaka 2-1 away and earn a place in the J. League Nabisco Cup quarterfinals.

FC Tokyo finished top of Group A with 13 points from six matches and Vegalta Sendai, 4-0 winners over Omiya Ardija, also progressed into the last eight with 12 points.

In Group B, Gilsinho scored twice as Jubilo Iwata thrashed Montedio Yamagata 5-0 to reach the quarterfinals.

In Wednesday’s other matches, Albirex Niigata won 2-0 at Nagoya Grampus, Vissel Kobe claimed a 3-2 away win over Shonan Bellmare, and Yokohama F Marinos’ meeting with Urawa Reds ended scoreless.