Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3 – Yokahama F Marinos 2 (J-League, May 14, 2011)Â Tadanari Lee put Sanfrecce in a commandingÂ positionÂ with two goals inside the opening 33 minutes, but Yokahama got a foothold in the match whenÂ Yuji Nakazawa headed in a set-play two minutes before the break. Sanfrecce then hadÂ Ryota Moriwaki dismissed on the hour, but the hosts were still able to increase their advantage when David Mujiri fired home midway through the second period. Shunsuke Nakamura brought Marinos back in contention when his 69th minute daisycutter slipped through the home keeper and into the net, butÂ Hiroshima held on for the points.
Vegalta Sendai 3 – Jubilo Iwata 3 (J-League, May 14, 2011)Â Sendai got off to a flying start whenÂ Naoki Sugai scored after four minutes and Shingo Akamine doubled the lead after 11. Jubilo halved the deficit early in the second half whenÂ Hiroki Yamada scored in the box, and in the 61st minute they had completed the comeback courtesy of a thunderous shot from Ryohei Yamazaki. Two minutes from time Makoto Kakuda notched Sendai’s third to seemingly kill the match, but a late error in the home defence allowed Hidetaka Kanazona to snatch an injury time equaliser.
Albirex Niigata 0 – Kashiwa Reysol 3 (J-League, May 14, 2011)Â Kashiwa moved on top of teh J-league win a convincing win secured by goals fromÂ Jorge Wagner, Naoya Kondo and Masato Kudo.