Kawasaki Frontale defender Elsinho scored in the 82nd minute to keep the J. League title race alive for at least another round with a 1-0 win over Gamba Osaka on Saturday.

Frontale went into the game at Todoroki Stadium knowing that a loss to Gamba would hand league leaders Kashima Antlers the title, but instead Elsinho pounced on a loose ball from a corner to cut the gap to four points with two games of the season remaining.

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