Kashima Antlers 7 – Consadole Sapporo 0 (J-League, May 19, 2012) Kashima trounced Consadole Sapporo 7-0 with seven different players on target. Daiki Iwamasa, Yuya Osako, Kazuya Yamamura, Shinzo Koroki, Masashi Motoyama, Juninho and Yasushi Endoh all scored.
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3 – Vissel Kobe 2 (J-League, May 19, 2012) Ryota Moriwaki scored a decider in stoppage time to give Hiroshima a dramatic 3-2 win over Vissel Kobe.
Cerezo Osaka 1 – Kashiwa Reysol 2 (J-League, May 19, 2012) Leandro and Junya Tanaka scored in the second half to lead defending champions Kashiwa Reysol to a 2-1 win over Cerezo Osaka.
Albirex Niigata 1 – Jubilo Iwata 6 (J-League, May 19, 2012) Ryoichi Maeda scored twice for the visitors, with Yuki Kobayashi, Byung-Kuk Cho, Takuya Matsuura and Hiroki Yamada also on the scoresheet. Kobayashi also scored at the other end for Albirex’s only reply.
Yokohama F. Marinos 0 – Gamba Osaka 0 (J-League, May 19, 2012)
Urawa Red Diamonds 1 – Shimizu S-Pulse 0 (J-League, May 19, 2012) Shimizu S-Pulse dropped to third with a 1-0 loss at Urawa Red Diamonds, Yuki Abe scoring the only goal three minutes before the interval.