Many pivotal moments in Japanese soccer history have been drilled down to the question of "which team can get it done on a cold winter night at Saitama Stadium?"

On Sunday, the answer was Urawa Reds, who held off Vegalta Sendai 1-0 through a Tomoya Ugajin scorcher to win the 98th Emperor's Cup and claim a direct berth in next year's AFC Champions League.

With the 2019 tournament set to conclude at the New National Stadium on Jan. 1 of 2020, Sunday's match was the fifth and final Emperor's Cup final to be held outside of central Tokyo since the closure of the old National Stadium.