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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 4th Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo vs. Gamba Osaka]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 6th Urawa Reds vs. Kawasaki Frontale]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 6th Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo vs. Vissel Kobe]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 5th Vissel Kobe vs. Kawasaki Frontale]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 5th Sagan Tosu vs. Kashiwa Reysol]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 4th Vissel Kobe vs. Nagoya Grampus]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 4th Kawasaki Frontale vs. Kashiwa Reysol]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 3rd Kawasaki Frontale vs. Tokushima Vortis]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 3rd Cerezo Osaka vs. Shimizu S-Pulse]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 2nd Nagoya Grampus vs. Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 2nd F.C.Tokyo vs. Cerezo Osaka]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 1st Vissel Kobe vs. Gamba Osaka]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 1st Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo vs. Yokohama FC]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 1st Kawasaki Frontale vs. Yokohama F.Marinos]

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[FUJI XEROX SUPER CUP Kawasaki Frontale vs. Gamba Osaka]

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[FUJI XEROX SUPER CUP Kawasaki Frontale vs. Gamba Osaka]

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[YBC Levain CUP Final Kashiwa Reysol vs. F.C.Tokyo]

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[YBC Levain CUP Final Kashiwa Reysol vs. F.C.Tokyo]

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[YBC Levain CUP Final Kashiwa Reysol vs. F.C.Tokyo]

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[Emperor's Cup Final Kawasaki Frontale vs. Gamba Osaka]

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[Emperor's Cup Final Kawasaki Frontale vs. Gamba Osaka]

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[Emperor's Cup Final Kawasaki Frontale vs. Gamba Osaka]

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[J.League Awards]

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[J.League Awards]

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[J.League Awards]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 34th Yokohama FC vs. Yokohama F.Marinos]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 34th Nagoya Grampus vs. Sanfrecce Hiroshima]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 33rd Kawasaki Frontale vs. Urawa Reds]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 32nd Kashima Antlers vs. Shimizu S-Pulse]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 32nd Sagan Tosu vs. Kawasaki Frontale]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 31th Shonan Bellmare vs. Gamba Osaka]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 31th Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo vs. Cerezo Osaka]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 30th Kashima Antlers vs. Urawa Reds]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 29th Kawasaki Frontale vs. Gamba Osaka]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 29th Kawasaki Frontale vs. Gamba Osaka]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 29th Kawasaki Frontale vs. Gamba Osaka]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 28th Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo vs. Shimizu S-Pulse]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 28th Nagoya Grampus vs. Shonan Bellmare]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 27th Yokohama F.Marinos vs. Urawa Reds]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 27th Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo vs. Sagan Tosu]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 7th Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs. Nagoya Grampus]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 28th Yokohama FC vs. Vissel Kobe]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 26th Shimizu S-Pulse vs. Vissel Kobe]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 26th Cerezo Osaka vs. Gamba Osaka]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 25th Gamba Osaka vs. Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 25th Kawasaki Frontale vs. F.C.Tokyo]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 28th F.C.Tokyo vs. Yokohama F.Marinos]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 24th Gamba Osaka vs. Kashiwa Reysol]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 23rd Kawasaki Frontale vs. Nagoya Grampus]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 23rd Urawa Reds vs. Vegalta Sendai]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 22nd Cerezo Osaka vs. Shonan Bellmare]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 22nd Nagoya Grampus vs. Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 21st Kashima Antlers vs. Yokohama FC]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 21st Kashiwa Reysol vs. Vissel Kobe]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 20th Yokohama F.Marinos vs. Vissel Kobe]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 20th Cerezo Osaka vs. Kawasaki Frontale]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 19th Kashiwa Reysol vs. Yokohama F.Marinos]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 19th Vegalta Sendai vs. Cerezo Osaka]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 18th Kawasaki Frontale vs. Yokohama FC]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 18th Vissel Kobe vs. Sagan Tosu]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 17th Urawa Reds vs. Kawasaki Frontale]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 17th Shonan Bellmare vs. Shimizu S-Pulse]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 16th Kawasaki Frontale vs. Sanfrecce Hiroshima]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 16th Vissel Kobe vs. F.C.Tokyo]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 15th Urawa Reds vs. Sagan Tosu]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 14th Sagan Tosu vs. Yokohama FC]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 14th Yokohama F.Marinos vs. Kawasaki Frontale]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 13th Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo vs. Nagoya Grampus]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 13th Vissel Kobe vs. Yokohama F.Marinos]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 12th Kashima Antlers vs. Gamba Osaka]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 12th Nagoya Grampus vs. Kawasaki Frontale]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 11th Vissel Kobe vs. Kashiwa Reysol]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 11th Kawasaki Frontale vs. Cerezo Osaka]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 10th Kashiwa Reysol vs. Cerezo Osaka]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 10th F.C.Tokyo vs. Nagoya Grampus]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 9th Shimizu S-Pulse vs. Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 9th Nagoya Grampus vs. Urawa Reds]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 8th Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo vs. Vissel Kobe]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 8th Vegalta Sendai vs. Yokohama F.Marinos]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 7th Kashiwa Reysol vs. Vegalta Sendai]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 7th Kashima Antlers vs. F.C.Tokyo]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 6th Sec Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo vs. F.C.Tokyo]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 6th Sec Cerezo Osaka vs. Vissel Kobe]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 5th Sec F.C.Tokyo vs. Urawa Reds]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 5th Sec Vissel Kobe vs. Shimizu S-Pulse]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 4th Sec Yokohama F.Marinos vs. F.C.Tokyo]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 4th Sec Shonan Bellmare vs. Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 3rd Sec Vegalta Sendai vs. Urawa Reds]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 3rd Sec F.C.Tokyo vs. Kawasaki Frontale]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 2nd Sec Vissel Kobe vs. Sanfrecce Hiroshima]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 2nd Sec Gamba Osaka vs. Cerezo Osaka]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 1st Sec Vissel Kobe vs. Yokohama FC]

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[MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 1st Sec Yokohama F.Marinos vs. Gamba Osaka]

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[AFC Champions League Group Stage MD2 F.C.Tokyo vs. Perth Glory]

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[AFC Champions League Group Stage MD1 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors vs. Yokohama F.Marinos]

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[AFC Champions League Group Stage MD1 Vissel Kobe vs. Johor Darul Takzim]

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[AFC Champions League Group Stage MD1 Ulsan Hyundai vs. F.C.Tokyo]

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[FUJI XEROX SUPER CUP, Yokohama F.Marinos vs Vissel Kobe]

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[FUJI XEROX SUPER CUP, Yokohama F.Marinos vs Vissel Kobe]

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[FUJI XEROX SUPER CUP, Yokohama F.Marinos vs Vissel Kobe]

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[FUJI XEROX SUPER CUP, Yokohama F.Marinos vs Vissel Kobe]

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David Villa (Kobe/left) smiles with his fellow countryman Andres Iniesta after making his final appearance during additional time. [Emperor's Cup Final Vissel Kobe vs. Kashima Antlers]

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Lukas Podolski (Kobe) expresses his joy while lifting the trophy. [Emperor's Cup Final Vissel Kobe vs. Kashima Antlers]

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Vissel Kobe players celebrate the club's very first title together with their fans. [Emperor's Cup Final Vissel Kobe vs. Kashima Antlers]

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Kashima extend their lead to 3-1 as Bueno (#27) heads home the corner! [Emperor's Cup semifinal Kashima Antlers vs. V-Varen Nagasaki]

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Andres Iniesta (Kobe) strikes in the 13th minute! The accurate shot from just outside the penalty box beats the goalkeeper and finds the back of the net! [Emperor's Cup semifinal Vissel Kobe vs. Shimizu S-Pulse]

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Koki Ogawa (Mito/#20) celebrates his national team debut with a hat-trick! [EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2019 Japan vs. Hong Kong]

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Mitsuki Saito (Shonan) shows all his joy after the full-time whistle. [2019 J.League J1/J2 Play-Offs Final Shonan Bellmare vs. Tokushima Vortis]

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The players selected for this season's Best XI posed for pictures, holding in their hands their crystal trophies. [2019 J.League Awards]

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Vissel Kobe's David Villa, who will retire at the end of the season, received the Best Goal award! [2019 J.League Awards]

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By beating FC Tokyo, Yokohama F.Marinos won the J1 League for the fourth time in their history - and the first in 15 years! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 34 Yokohama F.Marinos vs. FC Tokyo]

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Lukas Podolski (Kobe #10) received a lovely pass from his teammate and found the net, to complete his hat-trick! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 34 Vissel Kobe vs. Jubilo Iwata]

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Yoichiro Kakitani (Cerezo Osaka) celebrates the goal that completed Cerezo's comeback. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 33 Cerezo Osaka vs. Shimizu S-Pulse]

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Matsubara's lovely through pass created an amazing opportunity for Erik, who calmly beat the goalkeeper to extend Yokohama's lead. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 33 Kawasaki Frontale vs. Yokohama F.Marinos]

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Urawa had to abandon their dreams of clinching their third Asian title when Bafetimbi Gomis (Al-Hilal) scored in additional time to make the aggregate result 0-3. [AFC Champions League Final 2nd Leg Urawa Reds vs. Al-Hilal]

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Olunga (Kashiwa) ended his incredible goal rush with his 8th of the day when, into additional time, he beat the goalkeeper after receiving a long pass. [MEIJI YASUDA J2 League Round 42 Kashiwa Reysol vs. Kyoto Sanga FC]

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David Villa (Vissel Kobe), who recently announced his forthcoming retirement, unleashed one of his famous shots! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 32 Vissel Kobe vs. Cerezo Osaka]

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Takefusa Kubo (#17) was involved in much of the plays and was on the pitch for the full 90 minutes as the central hub of the Japanese attack. [International Friendly U-22 Japan vs. U-22 Colombia]

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Reysol lifted the J2 trophy before the final match-day. By defeating Machida Zelvia 3-0, the Kashiwa club achieved a comeback to J1 in only one year. [MEIJI YASUDA J2 League Round 41 FC Machida Zelvia vs. Kashiwa Reysol]

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Japan stayed on top of the group's table, thanks to the goals by Minamino and Haraguchi! With four wins in a row, the Samurai Blue is moving closer to qualifying for the next round. [2022 FIFA World Cup AFC Qualification Round 2 Kyrgyzstan vs. Japan]

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Naoki Maeda cut inside from the right and unleashed a powerful strike to give Nagoya the lead. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 31 Nagoya Grampus vs. Vissel Kobe]

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Teruhito Nakagawa (Yokohama F.Marinos) dribbled through the opposition's half, went around the goalkeeper and parked the ball into the empty net! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 31 Yokohama F.Marinos vs. Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo]

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David Villa (Kobe) and Simao Mate (Sendai) battle for the ball in the midfield. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 30 Vissel Kobe vs. Vegalta Sendai]

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Kashima took the lead in the 72th minute when Serginho (#18) put the ball home despite a previous save on Doi's effort! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 30 Kashima Antlers vs. Urawa Reds]

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Kawasaki won the dramatic final on penalties to lift the Levain Cup trophy for the first time-in their fifth final! [Levain Cup Final Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo vs. Kawasaki Frontale]

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Sapporo were awarded a free kick right outside the penalty box, and Akito Fukumori's perfect shot into the left corner put them ahead! [Levain Cup Final Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo vs. Kawasaki Frontale]

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FC Tokyo's first victory in four games (a 3-1 away) meant they caught up with league leaders Kashima Antlers, who drew the day before. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 29 Vissel Kobe vs. FC Tokyo]

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Cerezo Osaka took the lead through a stunning goal, as in the 6th minute, Yoichiro Kakitani unleashed a powerful strike from outside the box! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 29 Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo vs. Cerezo Osaka]

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Kashima deservedly seized a 1-0 victory to climb to the top of the table, overtaking FC Tokyo, who had lost the day before. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 28 Cerezo Osaka vs. Kashima Antlers]

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Isaac Cuenca led Tosu's attack with skilful dribbling and inspired passes. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 28 Sagan Tosu vs. FC Tokyo]

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Furuhashi dribbled through the opponents' half and sent a lovely pass to David Villa! The Spaniard's perfect finish gave Kobe the lead right before halftime. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 27 Kawasaki Frontale vs. Vissel Kobe]

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Cerezo edged closer to victory as Kota Mizunuma scored their third goal with a powerful volley from Kakitani's elegant cross. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 27 Cerezo Osaka vs. Gamba Osaka]

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Leo Silva (Kashima Antlers)'s shot from inside the penalty area found the back of the net after taking a deflection off Serginho! [AFC Champions League Quarterfinal 2nd Leg Kashima Antlers vs. Guangzhou Evergrande]

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Urawa Reds advanced to the semifinal for the first time in two years on away goals following a 3-3 aggregate draw. [AFC Champions League Quarterfinal 2nd Leg Urawa Reds vs. Shanghai SIPG]

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In the 13th minute, David Villa (Vissel Kobe) dribbled into the penalty box and two defenders could not stop him from firing a shot that flew into the corner of the goal and gave Vissel the lead! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 26 Vissel Kobe vs. Matusmoto

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Gamba Osaka's Markel Susaeta enters the field in the 82nd minute as their final substitute. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 26 Gamba Osaka vs. Sagan Tosu]

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At 18 years and 98 days, Takefusa Kobo becomes the youngest Japanese player to make an appearance in the World Cup qualifiers! The record was broken for the first time in 39 years. [2022 FIFA World Cup AFC Qualification Round 2 Myanmar vs. Japan]

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Japan takes the lead in the 23rd minute as Yuya Osako (#15) finishes off Yuto Nagatomo's cross. [International Friendly Japan vs. Paraguay]

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Chanathip (Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo) and Hotaru Yamaguchi (Vissel Kobe) battle for the ball in the midfield. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 25 Vissel Kobe vs. Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo]

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Theerathon's (Yokohama F.Marinos) beautiful strike from outside the box finds the net in the 39th minute! It was his first J.League goal! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 25 Yokohama F.Marinos vs. Gamba Osaka]

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Fernando Torres poses for a a picture with his former Spain teammates Andres Iniesta and David Villa! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 24 Sagan Tosu vs. Vissel Kobe]

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Fernando Torres smiles as he is tossed into the air by his teammates. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 24 Sagan Tosu vs. Vissel Kobe]

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Torres (Sagan Tosu) and David Villa (Vissel Kobe) exchange words after the match. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 24 Sagan Tosu vs. Vissel Kobe]

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Vissel Kobe's new signing Gotoku Sakai started as left wingback and showed his great quality in duels against Takahiro Sekine (Urawa Reds). [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 23 Vissel Kobe vs. Urawa Reds]

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Chanathip scored his second goal of the day in the 90th minute! A great way to end the goal feast that also started with the Thai star's goal. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 23 Shimizu S-Pulse vs. Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo]

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Thomas Vermaelen (Vissel Kobe) played the full 90 minutes in his first game in J.League. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 22 Oita Trinita vs. Vissel Kobe]

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Ryuji Izumi strikes again seven minutes after his first goal! Nagoya extended their lead as his powerful shot found the net despite the goalkeeper's best effort to stop it. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 22 Nagoya Grampus vs. Kawasaki Frontale]

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Shinji Ono took one last picture with his teammates after his last game at Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 22 Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo vs. Urawa Reds]

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Urawa drew level in dramatic fashion as Takahiro Sekine found the equalizer in the dying minutes! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 21 Urawa Reds vs. Nagoya Grampus]

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Kensuke Nagai displayed an excellent performance, helping his team with his outstanding pace and physicality until he was replaced in the 76th minute. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 21 FC Tokyo vs. Cerezo Osaka]

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Yasuhito Endo (Gamba Osaka) made his 1,000th official match appearance when he came on as a substitute in the 64th minute. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 21 Vissel Kobe vs. Gamba Osaka]

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Captain David Silva receives the trophy after Manchester City's 3-1 win.[EUROJAPAN CUP 2019 Yokohama F.Marinos vs. Manchester City FC]

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Manchester City take the lead through Kevin De Bruyne's goal in the 18th minute![EUROJAPAN CUP 2019 Yokohama F.Marinos vs. Manchester City FC]

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Andres Iniesta (Vissel Kobe) happy to be reunited with his former teammates after the game Barcelona won 2-0.[Rakuten Cup Vissel Kobe vs. FC Barcelona]

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Chanathip finishes off a counterattack to score Sapporo's 5th goal of the day! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 20 Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo vs. Shonan Bellmare]

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Takashi Usami (Gamba Osaka #33) heads home the equalizer in the additional time! It was his first goal after returning from Germany. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 20 Nagoya Grampus vs. Gamba Osaka]

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Simao Mate (Vegalta Sendai) played as a center back and helped his side secure a point thanks to his solid defending skills. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 20 Cerezo Osaka vs. Vegalta Sendai]

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David Luiz (Chelsea) poses for a picture with his Brazilian countrymen, including Leandro Damiao (Kawasaki Frontale/#9)! [MEIJI YASUDA J.League World Challenge Kawasaki Frontale vs Chelsea FC]

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Fernando Torres (Sagan Tosu) was in the starting line-up for the third game in a row and played until the 76th minute. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 19 Sagan Tosu vs. Sanfrecce Hiroshima]

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Daniel Schmidt (Vegalta Sendai) bids good-bye to his fans after his last game in Sendai ahead of his move to Belgian side Sint-Truidense VV. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 19 Vegalta Sendai vs. Kashima Antlers]

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Yokohama F.Marinos topped their opponents in Jun Amano's last game before his move to Europe, and climbed up to second place in the table. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 18 Yokohama F.Marinos vs. Oita Trinita]

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Renato Augusto (Shimizu S-Pulse) fights for possession in midfield against Andres Iniesta (Vissel Kobe)! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 18 Shimizu S-Pulse vs. Vissel Kobe]

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Fernando Torres, who recently announced his retirement in August, delivered an impressive performance, scoring a quick brace in the 16th and 20th minute! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 17 Sagan Tosu vs. Shimizu S-Pulse]

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Takefusa Kobo parts from FC Tokyo supporters ahead of his move to Real Madrid. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 17 FC Tokyo vs. Yokohama F.Marinos]

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Vissel Kobe intercepts the ball through well-organized high pressing and David Villa (#7) calmly finishes from a through ball, to give his team the lead. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 16 Vissel Kobe vs. Oita Trinita]

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Koji Miyoshi (Yokohama F.Marinos/#11) bursts into the penalty box and fires a right-foot shot into the goal to mark Japan's opening goal! [Copa America Group Stage Round 2 Uruguay vs. Japan]

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Andres Iniesta's goal brought Vissel Kobe to the victory in the first match under new manager Thorsten Fink. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 15 FC Tokyo vs. Vissel Kobe]

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Takefusa Kubo (FC Tokyo) impressed the fans with one-touch passes and skillful individual efforts to score a goal. [International Friendly Japan vs. El Salvador]

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Takesufa Kubo ensures FC Tokyo's victory by extending the lead with an easy finish after intercepting a pass to the goalkeeper. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 14 FC Tokyo vs. Oita Trinita]

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Hwang Ui-jo (Gamba Osaka) and Jeong Seung-Hyeon (Kashima Antlers) exchange words after the game. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 14 Gamba Osaka vs. Kashima Antlers]

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Wellington celebrates with David Villa (Vissel Kobe) who netted his 5th goal of the season by skillfully dribbling and a perfect finish. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 13 Vissel Kobe vs. Shonan Bellmare]

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Edigar Junio (Yokohama F.Marinos) contributed to the victory by scoring two goals. It was the first time he put his name on the scoresheet since MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 2 on March 2. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 13 Yokohama F.Marinos vs. Jubilo Iwat

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Takefusa Kubo (FC Tokyo) celebrates scoring in two consecutive games! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 12 - FC Tokyo vs. Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo]

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Leandro Damiao (Kawasaki Frontale) expresses his joy after bagging his second goal in two games, this time through a powerful right-foot shot. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 12 - Kawasaki Frontale vs. Nagoya Grampus]

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Isaac Cuenca's header off the corner gives the lead to home side Sagan Tosu in the 16th minute! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 11 - Sagan Tosu vs. Gamba Osaka]

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Substitute Thitipan's (Oita Trinita) aggressive pressing helps him to intercepts a pass from the opposition goalkeeper, and smoothly score his first goal in Japan! [Levain Cup Group Stage Round 5 - Oita Trinita vs. Vissel Kobe]

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Takahiro Ko (Gamba Osaka) shows aggressive defense against in-form Takefusa Kubo (FC Tokyo). [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 10 Gamba Osaka vs. FC Tokyo]

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A cross from the left flank finds substitute Hiroki Abe (Kashima Antlers), who calmly puts it in the back of the net to extend the lead in the 69th minute! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 10 Kashima Antlers vs. Shimizu S-Pulse]

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Urawa Reds' Shinzo Koroki scores the final goal of the Heisei era! He equaled Kazuyoshi "King Kazu" Miura's record of 139 J1 goals. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 9 - Shimizu S-Pulse vs. Urawa Reds]

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Takefusa Kubo led FC Tokyo's attack with top class, hitting the post and earning a foul which resulted in a penalty. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 9 - FC Tokyo vs. Matsumoto Yamaga]

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Daiki Watari's two wonderful strikes put Sanfrecce Hiroshima two goals ahead. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 7 - Vissel Kobe vs. Sanfrecce Hiroshima]

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Diego Oliveira receives a pass from Kensuke Nagai, beats the defender with his skill and calmly finishes to extend FC Tokyo's lead. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 7 - FC Tokyo vs. Kashima Antlers]

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Takefusa Kubo (FC Tokyo) leads rhythmic attack, exchanging passes with his teammates and dribbling through the defense. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 6 - FC Tokyo vs. Shimizu S-Pulse]

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Thitipan (Oita Trinita) tries to stop Chanathip's (Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo) dribbling. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 6 - Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo vs. Oita Trinita]

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Vissel Kobe with an inspired attacking display came from behind to win the game that saw the total of seven goals. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 5 - Gamba Osaka vs. Vissel Kobe]

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FC Tokyo finally take the lead after Keigo Higashi receives a pass from Takefusa Kubo and Diego Oliveira scores a powerful header off his cross. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 5 - Urawa Reds vs. FC Tokyo]

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Sergi Samper (Vissel Kobe) makes his J.League debut in the 80th minute, replacing Kyogo Furuhashi. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 4 - Vissel Kobe vs. Shimizu S-Pulse]

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Sagan Tosu players and manager Lluis Carreras celebrate Isaac Cuenca's winner in stoppage time! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 4 - Sagan Tosu vs. Jubilo Iwata]

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Yokohama F. Marinos show character as substitute Takahiro Ohgihara scores an equalizer from a corner kick in the dying minutes. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 3 - Yokohama F. Marinos vs. Kawasaki Frontale]

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Nagoya Grampus players including Gabriel Xavier celebrate their new teammate Joao Schmidt, who scored his first goal in Japan. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 3 - Gamba Osaka vs. Nagoya Grampus]

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David Villa (Vissel Kobe) picks up a rebound, beats the goalkeeper one-on-one and calmly scores his first goal in J.League! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 2 - Vissel Kobe vs. Sagan Tosu]

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Chanathip (Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo) was a constant threat to the opponents with his skillful dribbling. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 2 - Urawa Reds vs. Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo]

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Last year's Golden Boot winner Jo looks primed to explode again! He scored two goals on opening day. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League - Round 1 - Sagan Tosu vs. Nagoya Grampus]

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Vissel Kobe's David Villa makes his J.League debut. With his individual technique and his strong right-footed shot, he demonstrated his world-class credentials. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League - Round 1 - Cerezo Osaka vs. Vissel Kobe]

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Kawasaki Frontale defended a goal by London Olympic top-scorer Leandro Damiao to win 1-0. [FUJI XEROX SUPER CUP 2019]

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Fernando Torres (Sagan Tosu) and Jo (Nagoya Grampus) [2019 J.League Kickoff Conference]

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Ken Tokura (Cerezo Osaka) and Andres Iniesta (Vissel Kobe) [2019 J.League Kickoff Conference]

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Players representing the MEIJI YASUDA J1 League's 18 clubs [2019 J.League Kickoff Conference]

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Takumi Minamino scored In the 69th minute to cut Japan's deficit to one goal! [AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 - Final - Japan vs. Qatar]

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Yuya Osako scored a header off Takumi Minamino's header in the 56th minute to give Japan the lead! [AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 - Semifinal - Iran vs. Japan]

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Vissel Kobe's latest signing David Villa arrives in Japan!

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Andres Iniesta teams up with Kyogo Furuhashi to score on a one-two sequence and extend Vissel's lead to two goals! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 34 - Vissel Kobe vs. Vegalta Sendai]

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Fernando Torres' terrific goal gave Sagan Tosu a dramatic come-from-behind win! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 33 - Sagan Tosu vs. Yokohama F. Marinos]

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Shimizu S-Pulse goalkeeper Yuji Rokutan headed in the final goal of a 3-3 draw marred by several confrontations between players at the end of the match [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 33 - Shimizu S-Pulse vs. Vissel Kobe]

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Kashima Antlers captain Mitsuo Ogasawara lifts the ACL trophy after the club wins their long-desired first Asian championship in Tehran. [ACL Final - Second Leg - Persepolis vs. Kashima Antlers]

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Despite their loss, Kawasaki Frontale clinched a second straight J1 title after Sanfrecce Hiroshima were also defeated. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 32 - Cerezo Osaka vs. Kawasaki Frontale]

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The matchup between former Spain internationals Andres Iniesta and Fernando Torres drew lots of attention. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 32 - Vissel Kobe vs. Sagan Tosu]

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Two world-class players team up! Lukas Podolski scores with a jumping volley after receiving Andres Iniesta's looping pass. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 31 - Nagoya Grampus vs. Vissel Kobe]

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Kashima Antlers are one match away from winning the ACL after their 2-0 home leg victory over Persepolis. [ACL Final First Leg - Kashima Antlers vs. Persepolis]

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Shonan Bellmare celebrate their Levain Cup triumph [Levain Cup Final - Shonan Bellmare vs. Yokohama F. Marinos]

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Daigo Nishi (Kashima #22) evens up the score with his right foot in the first half! [ACL Semifinal Second Leg - Suwon Bluewings vs. Kashima Antlers]

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Fernando Torres heads in his second goal of the season for Sagan Tosu! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 Round 30 - Vegalta Sendai vs. Sagan Tosu]

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Gamba Osaka take the lead just beofre halftime through Ademilson's looping goal. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League - Round 29 - Cerezo Osaka vs. Gamba Osaka]

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Kashima Antlers' Atsuto Uchida pounces on a second ball to stuff in a dramatic game-winning goal! [ACL Semifinal First Leg - Kashima Antlers vs. Suwon Bluewings]

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Brazilian legend Zico, now the technical director at Kashima Antlers, poses with Vissel Kobe midfielder Andres Iniesta! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League - Round 28 - Vissel Kobe vs. Kashima Antlers]

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Former Italy international Alessandro Del Piero visited Gifu! [MEIJI YASUDA J2 League - Round 34 - FC Gifu vs. Tokyo Verdy]

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Jubilo Iwata midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura returned to the pitch for the first time since June, playing until the 82nd minute. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 26 - Cerezo Osaka vs. Jubilo Iwata]

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Kashima Antlers earned a win on Friday night to give them momentum ahead of the second leg of the ACL quarterfinals on September 18. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 26 - Kashima Antlers vs. Shonan Bellmare]

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CSKA Moscow-bound Takuma Nishimura receives a bouquet from manager Susume Watanabe [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 25 - Vegalta Sendai vs. Shimizu S-Pulse]

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Serginho (#18) scores a key goal to add to Kashima's lead in the 72nd minute! It was his first goal since joining the club. [ACL QF First Leg - Kashima Antlers vs. Tianjin Quanjian]

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Sagan Tosu's fearsome attacking duo of Mu Kanazaki (#44) and Fernando Torres (#9) helped secure a big win. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 24 - Sagan Tosu vs. Gamba Osaka]

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Nagoya Grampus striker Jo seals the hat-trick with a 79th-minute volley! He scored an incredible 10 goals from five matches in August. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 24 - Nagoya Grampus vs. Urawa Reds]

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Vissel Kobe's Andres Iniesta (#8) and Lukas Podolski (#10) set up a free kick. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 23 - Shonan Bellmare vs. Vissel Kobe]

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Chanathip's long-range goal gives Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo a dramatic come-from-behind win! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 23 - Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo vs. FC Tokyo]

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Lukas Podolski #10 set up yet another Andres Iniesta [#8] goal! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 22 Vissel Kobe vs. Sanfrecce Hiroshima]

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Fernando Torres (Sagan Tosu) and Shintaro Kurumaya (Kawasaki Frontale) battle for the ball! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 22 Kawasaki Frontale vs. Sagan Tosu]

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Andres Iniesta and Lukas Podolski marked their first appearance together for Vissel Kobe with a win [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 21 Vissel Kobe vs. Jubilo Iwata]

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Jo (Nagoya Grampus #7) pounces on the loose ball and scores in his third straight match [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 21 Nagoya Grampus vs. Kashima Antlers]

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Sagan Tosu players celebrate their first win in seven matches with the home crowd [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 20 - Sagan Tosu vs. Cerezo Osaka]

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Jo's (#7) second half hat-trick gave Nagoya Grampus a dramatic come-from-behind victory [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 20 - Nagoya Grampus vs. Gamba Osaka]

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Fernando Torres made some impressive runs up the side but was substituted in the 65th minute without a goal [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 19 Shimizu S-Pulse vs. Sagan Tosu]

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Shinzo Koroki hit double-digits for a seventh straight season with his loop shot into the net! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 19 Urawa Reds vs. Kawasaki Frontale]

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Vissel Kobe's Andres Iniesta earns his long-awaited first J.League start [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 18 Vissel Kobe vs. Kashiwa Reysol]

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A looping effort by Sagan Tosu's Fernando Torres is blocked by Jubilo Iwata goalkeeper Krzysztof Kaminski! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 18 Sagan Tosu vs. Jubilo Iwata]

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Spanish legend Andres Iniesta makes his J.League debut! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 17 Vissel Kobe vs. Shonan Bellmare]

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Fernando Torres replaces Kyosuke Tagawa in the 50th minute! [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 17 Sagan Tosu vs. Vegalta Sendai]

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Sanfrecce Hiroshima's Teerasil came off the bench to score in the team's fourth goal, contributing to a win that inspired area residents who recently suffered catastrophic flooding [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 16]

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Vissel Kobe's Theerathon created many good chances with his crosses from the left side. Vissel's goal began from his left foot. [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 16]

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Newly-announced Sagan Tosu member and former Spain striker Fernando Torres arrives in Japan! [Welcome Ceremony at the Bakumatsu-Meiji Restoration Memorial Museum in Saga]

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The Samurai Blue narrowly missed out on their first-ever quarterfinal appearance after a heartbreaking last-second loss to Belgium [2018 FIFA World Cup Russia - Round of 16 - Belgium vs. Japan]

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Chelsea's Eden Hazard encourages Dortmund's Shinji Kagawa after the match [2018 FIFA World Cup Russia - Round of 16 - Belgium vs. Japan]

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Andres Iniesta drove the attack with his technique after coming on as a substitute [2018 FIFA World Cup Russia - Round of 16 - Spain vs. Russia]

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Keisuke Honda became the first Japanese player to score in three straight World Cups with his priceless equalizer [2018 FIFA World Cup Russia - Group Stage Round 2 - Japan vs. Senegal]

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Japanese players greeted fans after an extraordinary underdog win in their opening match [2018 FIFA World Cup Russia - Group Stage Round 1 - Colombia vs. Japan]

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Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta arrives in Japan to sign with Vissel Kobe! [Arrival press conference]

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Chanathip (Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo) and Theerathon (Vissel Kobe) face off [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 15]

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Kashima Antlers earned a key result in their home leg, advancing to the quarterfinals with their expert skills [ACL Round of 16 1st Leg - Kashima Antlers vs. Shanghai SIPG]

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Daigo Nishi (Kashima Antlers #22) scores off a corner kick early in the second half to extend the team's lead! [ACL Round of 16 1st Leg - Kashima Antlers vs. Shanghai SIPG]

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Lukas Podolski (Vissel Kobe) scores two goals and delivers an outstanding performance [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 9]

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Yuji Nakazawa (Yokohama F. Marinos) and Teerasil (Sanfrecce Hiroshima) square off intensely [MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Round 7]

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Takefusa Kubo (FC Tokyo) uses his speedy dribbling to slip into the penalty area and score his first top team goal with his left foot [Levain Cup Group Stage Round 2]