Urawa Red Diamonds 1 – Kyoto Sanga FC 0 (J-League, April 18, 2009) Edmilson’s seventh minute lob was enough to send Urawa second.
Kashiwa Reysol 1 – Nagoya Grampus Eight 2 (J-League, April 18, 2009) Kashiwa remain without a win after seven matches, falling to third-place Nagoya. Minoru Suganuma equalised a Davi opener, only for Davi to sealed the points with a 90th minute winner.
Albirex Niigata 3 – Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3 (J-League, April 18, 2009) The visitors took the lead after 15 minutes through Hisato Sato, but Pedro Junior struck back with a hat-trick before half-time with goals in the 22nd, 30th and 43rd minutes. But all their hard work came undone in the second half as Yosuke Kashiwagi pulled one back for Sanfrecce after 55 minutes before the visitors tied the game with 18 minutes to play thanks to a Mitsuru Nagata own goal.