• Kyodo


Japan Under-22 striker Ryohei Yamazaki and Yuki Kobayashi were on target as Jubilo Iwata began its defense of the revamped Nabisco Cup with a 2-0 win over struggling Avispa Fukuoka in the first leg of Sunday’s first round.

Yamazaki opened the scoring after 13 minutes and Kobayashi sealed victory midway through the second half but last year’s beaten finalist Sanfrecce Hiroshima was held 2-2 at home to Kawasaki Frontale.

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