Gamba Osaka 2 – Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2 (J-League, April 4, 2009) Cho Jae-jin had put Gamba ahead midway through the first half, Issei Takayanagi equalised nine minutes before the break. Six minutes later Japan forward Hisato Sato handed Sanfrecce a 2-1 half-time lead. But shortly after the break, Gamba forward Lucas was brought down inside the area and Japan midfielder Yasuhito Endo converted the resulting penalty.
Urawa Red Diamonds 1 – Oita Trinita 0 (J-League, April 4, 2009) The win came courtesy of an own goal from Masato Morishige, who diverted an Alessandro Santos cross into his own net two minutes before the break.
Albirex Niigata 2 – Yokohama F. Marinos 1 (J-League, April 4, 2009) Unbeaten Albirex were ahead eight minutes before the break through Marcio Richardes before Yuzo Kurihara pulled the visitors level three minutes before the hour mark. But with time running out, Yano netted to send Albirex top.
Kashiwa Reysol 2 – Omiya Ardija 2 (J-League, April 4, 2009) Kashiwa snatched a draw thanks to a late goal from Masahiro Koga.