• Kyodo


Urawa Reds won the J. League first-stage title after drawing 1-1 against Vissel Kobe and stretching their record unbeaten run to 16 games on Saturday.

Tsukasa Umesaki opened the scoring midway through the first half for Mihailo Petrovic’s men, who had to weather the second-half expulsion of Tomoya Ugajin and six minutes of injury time in improving to 38 points with one game left.

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