Kobe-Yokohama draw; Shonan pick up first win against Niigata; Kyoto win 5-goal thriller at Jubilio

Vissel Kobe 1 – Yokohama F.Marinos 1 (J-League, March 27, 2010) Yokohama’s fine start to the season continue early on in Kobe when Kazuma Watanabe toe-poked the visitors in front after 32 minutes. Yokohama looked set for the three points until Brazilian striker Popo curled in a 90th minute leveller for the hosts.

Shonan Bellmare 2 – Albirex Niigata 0 (J-League, March 27, 2010) A bullet strike from Yuya Nakamura and a second half header from Yutaka Tahara sealed Shonan’s first win of the season.

Jubilo Iwata 2 – Kyoto Sanga 3 (J-League, March 27, 2010) Yusuke Nakayama scored a decider in injury time to give Kyoto a 3-2 win over Jubilo.