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Shoma Doi scored in the 79th minute as Kashima Antlers finally broke down Omiya Ardija’s stubborn resistance to claim a 1-0 win in the J. League on Saturday.

Ardija went into the match at Nack 5 Stadium searching for their first points of the season after losing their opening four games, and Hiroki Shibuya’s side looked to have done enough to claim a draw after frustrating the defending champions on a chilly night in Saitama.

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