Vegalta Sendai 1 – Nagoya Grampus Eight 1 (J-League, July 2, 2011) Second place Sendai broke the deadlock in the 44th minute whenÂ Yong-Gi Ryang arrowed a shot into the top corner from 25-yards. Nagoya levelled miway through the second half whenÂ Makoto Kakuda deflected a cross into his own net.
Cerezo Osaka 5 – Kashiwa Reysol 0 (J-League, July 2, 2011) J-League leaders Kashiwa tanked to shock 5-nil hammering at 13th-placed Cerezo. Takashi Inui andÂ Rodrigo Pimpao capitalised on poor Reysol defending in the first half, whilst a late flurry of goals from LuisÂ Martinez, Ryuji Bando andÂ Shu Kurata sealed the comfortable win.
Urawa Red Diamonds 1 – Gamba Osaka 1 (J-League, July 2, 2011) GambaÂ took the lead through Takashi Usami’s 56th-minute strike, but were pegged back by Genki Haraguchi 21 minutes later.
Albirex Niigata 2 – Yamagata 0 (J-League, July 2, 2011)