Wins for Gamba Osaka & Urawa Red Diamonds in the J-League

Gamba Osaka 4 – Iwata 1 (J-League, March 14, 2009) Yasuhito Endo converted a 36th minute penalty before Gamba new boy Park Dong-hyuk made it 2-nil in the 55th minute. Gilsinho pulled one back from the penalty spot two minutes later, but Endo restored the hosts’ two-goal lead with his second spot-kick of the game. Leandro completed the scoring for the Asian champions four minutes later.

Urawa Red Diamonds 3 – FC Tokyo 1 (J-League, March 14, 2009) Yuki Abe, Edmilson and Robson Ponte each struck a goal apiece to hand the Reds their first win of the season.