Yokohama F. Marinos held leaders Gamba Osaka to a 1-1 draw to keep the J. League title race finely balanced as champions Nagoya Grampus also shared the spoils with Kashima Antlers on Sunday night.

Shingo Hyodo broke the deadlock with a blistering strike midway through the first half but Rafinha continued his rich vein of form with the equalizer to keep Gamba top of the table with eight games of the season remaining.

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