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Defender Naomichi Ueda scored a last-gasp winner as reigning champion Kashima Antlers edged Gamba Osaka 2-1 at home on Saturday to tighten their grip on top spot in the J. League first division.

Leandro canceled out Hwang Ui-jo’s early opener for Gamba and Ueda headed home the clincher in the 92nd minute as the Antlers won their fifth straight to move eight points clear of Kawasaki Frontale.

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