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Gamba Osaka manager Kenta Hasegawa said he wanted to make the J. League title race interesting in Saturday’s game against Urawa Reds, and after watching his team blow the field wide open with a 2-0 win over the league leaders, his wish was certainly granted.

Gamba ensured Urawa would not clinch the championship two games early at a packed Saitama Stadium, with substitutes Akihiro Sato and Shu Kurata pouncing late to give Hasegawa’s side a win that puts the destination of this year’s silverware up in the air. Reds now lead Gamba by just two points with two games remaining, with Kashima Antlers in contention two points back and Sagan Tosu still mathematically alive one point further behind.

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