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Junya Tanaka scored two first-half goals and Leandro Domingues added another to extend Kashiwa Reysol’s lead at the top of the J. League to three points with a 3-0 win over Vissel Kobe on Saturday.

Vissel went into the match at Hitachi Stadium on the back of three straight wins, but a brace from Tanaka inside the space of three minutes soon took the wind out of their sails and put last season’s second-division champions firmly in the driving seat.

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