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Sanfrecce Hiroshima claimed their third J. League title in four years with a 4-3 aggregate win over Gamba Osaka after a 1-1 draw in the second leg of the championship final on Saturday night.

Sanfrecce went into the match at Edion Stadium protecting a 3-2 lead from Wednesday’s first leg — courtesy of two injury-time goals — but Gamba midfielder Yasuyuki Konno struck in the 27th minute to leave the championship resting on a knife-edge.

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