Goals from the J-League: Kashima held by Reysol

Kyoto Sanga FC 3 – Kawasaki Frontale 1 (J-League, July 26, 2009) Takuro Yajima fired the visitors into a fifth minute lead, but Kyoto were soon level through a Diego Souza penalty. Early in the second half Jun Ando perfectly struck a low 20-yarder into the bottom corner and Diego Souza added a fine third, curling a 25-yard shot past the keeper on the hour mark.

Kashima Antlers 1 – Kashiwa Reysol 1 (J-League, July 25, 2009) Antlers went 1-0 down in the 44th minute but Brazilian striker Marquinhos nodded home an equaliser for the defending champions in the 56th minute.