Gamba Osaka 2 – Vissel Kobe 3 (J-League, March 10, 2012) Yoshito Okubo scored a pair of goals as Vissel Kobe beat Gamba Osaka 3-2. Hideo Hashimoto also scored for Vissel while Brazilian Rafinha scored both goals for Osaka.
Nagoya Grampus Eight 1 – Shimizu S-Pulse 0 (J-League, March 10, 2012) Josh Kennedy converted a penalty in the first half to lead Nagoya Grampus to a 1-0 win over Shimizu.
Vegalta Sendai 1 – Kashima Antlers 0 (J-League, March 10, 2012) Taikai Uemoto’s header in the 62nd minute secured victory for the hosts on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
Kawasaki Frontale 1 – Albirex Niigata 0 (J-League, March 10, 2012)