• Kyodo


Shinzo Koroki’s first-half hat trick set the tone for Urawa’s 7-0 demolition job of Vegalta Sendai as Reds vaulted to the top of the J. League on Friday.

Koroki was joined on the scoresheet by Yuki Muto, Tadanari Lee and Yosuke Kashiwagi. Sendai didn’t help itself with an own goal midway through the second half at Saitama Stadium.

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