Nagoya Grampus Eight 1 – Urawa Red Diamonds 2 (J-League, April 28, 2012) Mu Kanasaki curled Nagoya into a 22nd minute lead, but within sixty seconds Urawa were level as Marcio Richardes equalised. A second half penalty from Marcio Richardes maintained Urawa’s position near the top of the table.
Yokohama F.Marinos 3 – Vissel Kobe 1 (J-League, April 28, 2012) Three goals in five second half minutes from Yuji Ono, Hiroyuki Taniguchi and Yuji Nakazawa earned Yokohama the points after the hosts had initially fallen 1-nil behind.
Kashima Antlers 5 – Gamba Osaka 0 (J-League, April 28, 2012) Yasushi Endo scored late in the first half and Kashima took a 4-0 lead with goals by Shinzo Koroki, Osako and Masashi Motoyama after the break. Osako completed the rout with a comedy goal in stoppage time as Kashima won its third straight game and improved to 10 points.
FC Tokyo 0 – Shimizu S-Pulse 1(J-League, April 28, 2012) Toshiyuki Takagi scored in the 76th minute to lead Shimizu S-Pulse to a 1-0 win over FC Tokyo.
Albirex Niigata 0 – Vegalta Sendai 1 (J-League, April 28, 2012)