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Yokohama F Marinos draw 1-1 with Cerezo Osaka to maintain lead in J-League
YOKOHAMA, Japan - Dutra scored an equalizer early in the first half on Saturday as Yokohama F Marinos earned a 1-1 draw with Cerezo Osaka to remain in first place in the J-League.
Tatsuya Yamashita gave Cerezo the lead in the 10th minute but Brazilian Dutra levelled for the hosts just three minutes later with his first goal of the season.
Yokohama improved to 48 points, two ahead of Urawa Reds which lost 3-2 to FC Tokyo.
Sota Hirayama scored a header in the 90th minute to secure the win for Tokyo, which climbed to eighth place, 10 points out of first.
Jang Hyun Soo and Masato Morishige netted for Tokyo in the first half while Tomoaki Makino and Daisuke Nasu struck for Urawa after halftime.
Elsewhere, fourth-place Kashima Antlers were shocked 3-0 by relegation-threatened Ventforet Kofu.
Kawasaki Frontale beat third-place Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2-0 on goals by Brazilian Renato and captain Kengo Nakamura. Defending champion Hiroshima has 44 points.
Shimizu S-Pulse beat Nagoya Grampus 2-1 while Vegalta Sendai thrashed last place Oita Trinita 6-0. Albirex Niigata edged Omiya Ardija 1-0.
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