Kashima Antlers 3 – Vissel Kobe 0 (J-League, July 31, 2010) Takuya Nozawa headed home on a cross from Brazilian Fellype Gabriel to put Kashima one up in the eighth minute. In the 32nd minute his shot hit the bar and went into the goal on a left corner by skipper Mitsuo Ogasawara. Nozawa set up a third goal for Brazilian striker Marquinhos in the 74th minute to complete the scoring.
Yokohama F. Marinos 0 – Nagoya Grampus Eight 2 (J-League, July 31, 2010) Nagoya continued their surge towards the J-League summit, Josh Kennedy curled the visitors ahead in the 37th minute and Danilson’s 68th minute drive put the result beyond doubt.
Albirex Niigata 2 – FC Tokyo 1 (J-League, July 31, 2010) Kisho Yano and Isao Homma scored to lead 5th-place Niigata to a 2-1 win against FC Tokyo, extending their unbeaten streak to 10 matches.
Jubilo Iwata 0 – Cerezo Osaka 3 (J-League, July 31, 2010)