Vegalta Sendai was a comfortable 4-0 winners over Nagoya Grampus to move five points clear at the top of the J.League.
The home side went ahead after 38 minutes through Yong Gi Ryang with a
Late strikes from
Sanfrecce Hiroshima climbed up to second with a last-gasp 3-2 victory over Vissel Kobe.
Shimizu S-Pulse dropped to third with a 1-0 loss at Urawa Red Diamonds,
Basement side Consadole Sapporo found itself on the wrong end of a 7-0 drubbing in the match with Kashima Antlers.
Jubilo Iwata was also a big winner, beating Albirex Niigata 6-1.
Kobayashi also scored at the other end for Albirex's only reply.
The match between Yokohama F. Marinos and Gamba Osaka finished goalless.
Manchester United has confirmed it will take on Yokohama F Marinos as part of its pre-season tour on 23 July.