• Kyodo


Emperor’s Cup holders Gamba Osaka set off on their quest for an unprecedented third consecutive title with a 6-2 second-round victory over Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences on Sunday evening.

Forward Cho Jae Jin scored twice during Gamba’s five-goal explosion in the second half at Expo Stadium as Akira Nishino’s side set up a third-round date with J. League second division side Tochigi SC next month.

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