In soccer J1, six games of the 18th round were played, Kashima Antlers drew one-on-one with Nagoya Grampus, and the difference in points with the leader Yokohama F. Marinos was three.

The Antlers scored the opening goal in the first half, but were overtaken by the Grampus in the second half, finishing second with 34 points and three points behind the leaders F. Marinos.

Urawa Reds defeated the bottom Vissel Kobe 1-0, making it their first two consecutive wins of the season.

Sagan Tosu defeated FC Tokyo 5-0 with two goals from Yuki Kakita.

In Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo vs. Gamba Osaka, Consadole won 1-0 and stopped the losing streak with 3.

Gamba has lost four games in a row.

In Kyoto Sanga vs Shonan Bellmare, Bellmare won 1-0.

Cerezo Osaka vs. Shimizu S-Pulse drew 1: 1.