TOKYO (AP) — Sanfrecce Hiroshima beat Kashiwa Reysol 1-0 to remain undefeated and in top spot in the J-League on Sunday.
Defender Sho Sasaki beat Kashiwa ‘keeper Kazushige Kirihata with a left-foot shot in the 17th minute as Hiroshima improved to 16 points, five ahead of Kawasaki Frontale, which was held to a 1-1 tie at Yokohama F Marinos.
In other games, a hat-trick from Diego Oliveira and goals by Keigo Higashi and Kensuke Nagai gave FC Tokyo a 5-2 win over V-Varen Nagasaki.
Winless Gamba Osaka was handed its fifth defeat, 1-0 to Vissel Kobe on Shuhei Otsuki’s injury-time goal.
On Saturday, Shimizu S-Pulse held Jubilo Iwata to a 0-0 draw while Urawa Reds beat Vegalta Sendai 1-0 for their first win of the season.
Consadole Sapporo beat Nagoya Grampus 3-0, and Cerezo Osaka defeated Sagan Tosu 2-1.
Miki Yamane’s 94th-minute winner lifted Shonan Bellmare to a 2-1 win over Kashima Antlers.
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