Goals from Japan & China: Gamba Osaka return to winning ways in the J-League

Yokohama F. Marinos 1 – Gamba Osaka 2 (J-League, June 28, 2009) Gamba Osaka returned to winning ways after both Yasuhito Endo and Hideo Hashimoto capitalised on a poor clearances from home keeper Hiroki Iikura.

Albirex Niigata 2 – Nagoya Grampus Eight 1 (J-League, June 28, 2009) Albirex midfielder Toshihiro Matsushita scored twice to give the hosts a win over 10-man Nagoya.

All the goals from the weekend’s action in Japan can be seen here.


Guangzhou Pharmaceutical 1 – Beijing Guoan 1 (Chinese Super League, June 28, 2009) Second-placed Beijing took a first half lead through Yan Xiangchuang, but were pegged back after the break as Xu Liang levelled from the spot.

Shandong Luneng 1 – Changsha Ginde 1 (Chinese Super League, June 27, 2009) The defending champions Shandong fell behind in the first half to Liu Jianye’s 42nd minute goal, but Wang Yongpo rescued a point for the hosts 19 minutes from time.

Tianjin Teda 3 – Shenzhen Xiangxue 0 (Chinese Super League, June 27, 2009) Tianjin Taida remain in touching distance of the top spots currently holding fourth, He Yang (25), Cao Yang (63) and Mao Biao (68) got the goals to down Shenzhen on Saturday.