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Cerezo falls to Independiente in Suruga Bank Championship

/ Aug 8, 2018

Cerezo falls to Independiente in Suruga Bank Championship

Independiente became the third Argentine side to capture the Suruga Bank Championship on Wednesday with a 1-0 win over J. League first-division side Cerezo Osaka. Playing for the second time in the game between the champions of South America's Copa Sudamericana and Japan's league cup, ...

Reysol snap losing run with win over Consadole

/ Aug 5, 2018

Reysol snap losing run with win over Consadole

Kashiwa Reysol snapped a four-game J. League losing streak Sunday with a 2-1 win away to Consadole Sapporo. In an end-to-end to contest at Sapporo Dome, Reysol outdueled fourth-place Consadole to claim victory for the first time since beating last-place Nagoya Grampus on May 20. Reysol ...

Urawa holds off Kawasaki

/ Aug 1, 2018

Urawa holds off Kawasaki

Striker Shinzo Koroki scored his 10th J. League goal of the season and Fabricio netted an injury-time penalty as Urawa Reds beat Kawasaki Frontale 2-0 on Wednesday night. The victory was the second in a row against top-three opposition for Reds, following an emphatic 4-1 ...

Fernando Torres scoreless in home debut for Sagan Tosu

/ Jul 28, 2018

Fernando Torres scoreless in home debut for Sagan Tosu

Sagan Tosu and Jubilo Iwata battled their way to a 0-0 stalemate Saturday as marquee signing Fernando Torres made his first J. League start for the home side. The former Liverpool and Atletico Madrid forward, who debuted in last Sunday's 1-0 loss away to Vegalta ...

V-Varen earn upset victory over FC Tokyo

/ Jul 27, 2018

V-Varen earn upset victory over FC Tokyo

V-Varen Nagasaki upset FC Tokyo 1-0 with an adventurous display of attacking soccer Friday night, thwarting the second-place side's hopes of closing the gap on J. League leaders Sanfrecce Hiroshima. The loss was just the first in 10 matches for FC Tokyo, which was ...

Sagan Tosu acquire Mu Kanazaki from Kashima Antlers

/ Jul 24, 2018

Sagan Tosu acquire Mu Kanazaki from Kashima Antlers

Sagan Tosu have acquired former Japan forward Mu Kanazaki from Kashima Antlers, the J. League squad announced on Tuesday. In a statement issued by the club, the 29-year-old Kanazaki said he wants to "adjust to the team as soon as possible and contribute to winning." Kanazaki ...

Andres Iniesta, Fernando Torres lose in J. League debuts

/ Jul 22, 2018

Andres Iniesta, Fernando Torres lose in J. League debuts

Former Spain internationals Andres Iniesta and Fernando Torres were each on the losing side Sunday in their anticipated J. League debuts. Iniesta received a hero's welcome from Vissel Kobe fans at Noevir Stadium, but Shonan Bellmare spoiled the party by running away 3-0 winners. Torres, meanwhile, ...