• Kyodo


Nagoya Grampus took another step toward their first J-League championship by beating Montedio Yamagata 1-0 away on Sunday evening, opening up a seven-point lead at the top of the table.

World Cup striker Keiji Tamada scored the lone goal of the match at ND Soft Stadium in the first half as Nagoya pulled away from second-place Cerezo Osaka with their third consecutive victory, improving to 47 points from 22 games.

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