SAITAMA (Kyodo) Urawa Reds and Vegalta Sendai both needed second-half own goals to avoid defeat as the teams produced a less-than-stellar 1-1 draw Tuesday night in the J. League first division.

Reds and Vegalta had both lost five of six since J1 action resumed following the World Cup, and were looking to end their summer drought in front of a crowd of 32,231 at Saitama Stadium 2002.

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