Josh Kennedy put Nagoya Grampus ahead with a cheeky strike in a 2-1 win at Kashima Reysol in the J-League.
The Australia striker scored on 10 minutes before Barbosa Leandro Domingues levelled.
A Hidekazu Otani own goal then gave the visitor the three points midway through the second half as it remained fourth.
Alex Brosque played a full game as Shimuzu S-Pulse drew 0-0 with Kawasaki Frontale.
A goal by
Akamine struck after 19 minutes as Sendai stayed two points ahead of Sanfrecce Hiroshima at the top of the table.
Two goals in the last quarter-of-an-hour guided Hiroshima to a 2-0 win over Jubilo Iwata.
Urawa Red Diamonds withstood a storming comeback by
Red Diamonds took a 4-0 lead through Tsukasa Umesaki (seven),
However, the visitor hit back with three goals in four minutes from Tozin (67) and a
FC Tokyo kept up the chase with a 3-2 win over Gamba Osaka.
Hokutu Nakamura gave it a third minute lead which
A 74th-minute goal by
Albirex Niigata won 1-0 at Consadole Sapporo thanks to Atomu Tanaka's fifth-minute goal.
Socceroos coach Holger Osieck believes veteran goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has a key role to play in their FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.