J.League Division 1: Matchday 34 Fixtures

1 December
Kick-off (JST) Home vs Away Venue
15:30 Kashima Antlers vs Kashiwa Reysol Kashima Soccer Stadium
15:30 Urawa Red Diamonds vs Nagoya Grampus Saitama Stadium 2002
15:30 FC Tokyo vs Vegalta Sendai Ajinomoto Stadium
15:30 Yokohama F-Marinos vs Sagan Tosu Nissan Stadium
15:30 Albirex Niigata vs Consadole Sapporo Tohoku Denryoku Big Swan Stadium
15:30 Shimizu S-Pulse vs Omiya Ardija Outsourcing Stadium Nihondaira
15:30 Jubilo Iwata vs Gamba Osaka Yamaha Stadium
15:30 Cerezo Osaka vs Kawasaki Frontale Nagai Stadium
15:30 Vissel Kobe vs Sanfrecce Hiroshima HOME’S Stadium Kobe
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J.League Division 1: Matchday 33 Table

(Sanfrecce romp to a 4-1 victory against visitors Cerezo Osaka in front of a season-high crowd of 32,724 at the Hiroshima Big Arch. The hosts took an insurmountable 3-0 lead before half-time as Yojiro Takahagi, Toshihiro Aoyama and Hisato Sato found the net, and Hironori Ishikawa rounded off the scoring five minutes after the re-start. Takuma Edamura reduced the deficit but not the outcome, and the defeat leaves Cerezo among one of four clubs who face a nervy final day of the 2012 season, two of whom will join Consadole Sapporo in Division 2 next year. Vegalta’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of struggling Albirex Niigata kept Albi’s hopes of a great escape intact, while ending the Sendai side’s chances of forcing the battle for into December. Sanfrecce claimed their first J.League title in history, and their first major trophy since 1970 in a former incarnation as Toyo Kogyo SC, and in the process became the sixth different club in the last eight seasons to become champions.)

Home Away
Team P W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts
1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima (C) 33 10 2 5 32 16 8 5 3 30 18 +28 61
2 Vegalta Sendai 33 9 6 2 34 17 6 6 4 23 20 +20 57
3 Sagan Tosu 33 11 3 3 26 12 4 5 7 22 26 +10 53
4 Kashiwa Reysol 33 6 5 6 28 30 9 2 5 29 20 +7 52
5 Urawa Red Diamonds 33 7 6 3 21 18 7 4 6 24 24 +3 52
6 Nagoya Grampus 33 8 3 6 22 19 7 4 5 24 26 +1 52
7 Yokohama F-Marinos 33 6 7 3 23 15 6 7 4 20 18 +10 50
8 Kawasaki Frontale 33 7 2 8 25 26 7 5 4 24 22 +1 49
9 Shimizu S-Pulse 33 6 6 4 23 21 8 0 9 16 19 -1 48
10 FC Tokyo 33 7 1 8 24 20 6 5 6 17 22 -1 45
11 Kashima Antlers 33 7 3 6 34 21 4 7 6 14 22 +5 43
12 Jubilo Iwata 33 8 5 3 29 18 4 2 11 26 34 +3 43
13 Omiya Ardija 33 6 5 6 17 20 5 5 6 21 25 -7 43
14 Cerezo Osaka 33 6 2 8 24 26 5 6 6 21 25 -6 41
15 Vissel Kobe 33 5 3 8 19 20 6 3 8 22 29 -8 39
16 Gamba Osaka 33 4 7 6 36 35 5 4 7 30 28 +3 38
17 Albirex Niigata 33 2 6 8 11 20 7 4 6 14 13 -8 37
18 Consadole Sapporo (R) 33 3 2 12 13 34 1 0 15 11 50 -60 14

J.League Division 1: Matchday 33 Results

Vegalta Sendai Small Vegalta Sendai
0 Albirex Niigata Small Albirex Niigata
Kim J-S 17′
1
Nagoya Grampus Small Nagoya Grampus
Masukawa 25′
1 Kashima Antlers small Kashima Antlers
Dutra 7′, 35′
2
Sanfrecce Hiroshima Small Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Takahagi 17′
Aoyama 20′
Sato 42′
Ishikawa 50′
4 Cerezo Osaka Small Cerezo Osaka
Edamura 61′
1
Sagan Tosu Small Sagan Tosu
Toyoda 45′, 78′
Noda 63′
3 Urawa Red Diamonds Small Urawa Red Diamonds
Umesaki 58′
1
Gamba Osaka Small Gamba Osaka
Ienaga 37′, 62′
2 FC Tokyo Small FC Tokyo
Tokunaga 21′
Watanabe 84′
2
Kashiwa Reysol Small Kashiwa Reysol
Jorge Wagner 71′
1 Vissel Kobe Small Vissel Kobe
0
Kawasaki Frontale Small Kawasaki Frontale
Renato 27′
Yajima 74′
2 Shimizu S-Pulse Small Shimizu S-Pulse
Takagi 53′
1
Omiya Ardija Small Omiya Ardija
Kanazawa 28′
Watanabe 57′
2 Jubilo Iwata Small Jubilo Iwata
0
Consadole Sapporo Small Consadole Sapporo
0 Yokohama F-Marinos Small Yokohama F-Marinos
Saito 33′, 50′
2

(Matches played 24 November 2012)

J.League Division 2: J1 Promotion Play-Off Final Result

(Trinita’s Takenori Hayashi scores the only goal of a match which JEF United Chiba had dominated, his 86th minute strike a result of the work of semi-final hero Yasuhito Morishima. The goal returned the Oita-based side into Division 1 for this first time this decade, a team who had previously spent an equal number of years in both divisions)

Oita Trinita Small Oita Trinita
Hayashi 86′
1 JEF United Chiba Small JEF United Chiba
0

(Match played 23 November 2012)

J.League Division 1: Matchday 33 Fixtures

24 November
Kick-off (JST) Home vs Away Venue
14:00 Vegalta Sendai vs Albirex Niigata Yurtec Stadium Sendai
14:00 Nagoya Grampus vs Kashima Antlers Toyota Stadium
14:00 Gamba Osaka vs FC Tokyo Osaka Expo ’70 Stadium
14:00 Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Cerezo Osaka Hiroshima Big Arch
14:00 Sagan Tosu vs Urawa Red Diamonds Best Amenity Stadium
17:00 Consadole Sapporo vs Yokohama F-Marinos Sapporo Dome
17:00 Omiya Ardija vs Jubilo Iwata NACK5 Stadium
17:00 Kashiwa Reysol vs Vissel Kobe Hitachi Kashiwa Soccer Stadium
17:00 Kawasaki Frontale vs Shimizu S-Pulse Todoroki Athletics Stadium

J.League Division 2: J1 Promotion Play-Off Semi-Final Results

(Yasuhito Morishima scores the first of his and Oita Trinita’s four goals in the J1 Promotion Play-Off Semi-Final, the resounding 4-0 victory securing a place in the final against JEF United Chiba, who defeated Yokohama FC by the same margin in the other semi-final)

Yokohama FC Small Yokohama FC
0 JEF United Chiba Small JEF United Chiba
Sato 16′
Fujita 35′, 58′
Yonekura 53′
4
Kyoto Sanga Small Kyoto Sanga
0 Oita Trinita Small Oita Trinita
Morishima 17′, 33′, 61′, 90′
4

(Matched played 18 November 2012)