Kashima Antlers suffer first defeat at Vegalta Sendai; Jubilo edge Gamba in 7-goal thriller

Vegalta Sendai 2 – Kashima Antlers 1 (J-League, April 4, 2010) Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho collected a clearance off Kashima defender Lee Jung-Soo to open the scoring less than a minute into the game and before Kashima had Marquinhos sent off for unsportamanlike play in the 14th. Fernandinho added a second for Sendai just after the hour, while Kashima managed to pull one back in the 77th minute through Shinzo Koroki.

Jubilo Iwata 4 – Gamba Osaka 3 (J-League, April 4, 2010) South Korean defender Park Joo-ho scored a pair of goals as Jubilo Iwata defeated Gamba Osaka 4-3.