• Kyodo


Forward Takayuki Morimoto scored a brace as JEF United Chiba downed AC Nagano Parceiro 3-2 in newly appointed J. League second-division club manager Takashi Sekizuka’s first match in the second round of the Emperor’s Cup on Sunday.

J1 clubs Sagan Tosu and Albirex Niigata also advanced to the third round of the competition, along with J2 clubs Mito Hollyhock, Ehime FC and Kyoto Sanga.

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