Kyoto draw 2-all at Yokohama; Niigata sink Yamagata 3-1

Yokohama F.Marinos 2 – Kyoto Sanga 2 (J-League, May 15, 2010) Kyoto took the lead when Sergio Junior Dutra opened on the quarter hour, but goals from Kazuma Watanabe and Shingo Hyodo turned the match in the hosts favour. Kyoto managed to earn a share of the spoils 10 minutes from time when Takumi Miyayoshi smashed home a rebound from 15 yards out.

Albirex Niigata 3 – Yamagata 1 (J-League, May 15, 2010) Goals from Marcio Richardes, Isao Homma and Cho Young Cheol saw Albirex Niigata come from behind to beat Montedio Yamagata 3-1 and make it four wins in a row.