End of J League - Round up

The J League came to an end over the weekend in exciting fashion, with two teams fighting it out for the J League title going into the last game of the season. The team top at the beginning of the day was Kashima Antlers and closely behind in the second place where Kawasaki Frontale who were two points behind at the start of the day. 

Kashima Antlers travelled to play Júbilo Iwata knowing that a win would give them the J League title. With Kawasaki Frontale far better goal difference if they won and Kashima Antlers failed to win the title would be going to Kawasaki Frontale. 

So how did it all play out then?

The Antlers played out a 0-0 draw in front of a crowd of 14,500, this meant that they needed the Frontale's not to win and the title would be there's. This seemed an unlikely scenario as the Frontale's where up against the J League's bottom side who had already been relegated Omiya Ardija. This proved to be the case as the Fontaine's knowing they had the much easier game than their rivals blew their opponents out the window with a very convincing 5-0 win with the first goal coming in the first minute set the tone. 

The win meant that Kawasaki Frontale won the J League title for the first ever time. The club originally formed in 1955 had never won Japan's top league in any form, so this was a big day for them. The team now with a league title win to their name will also get the bonus of playing in the AFC Champions League and am sure will be looking to emulate Red's achievement this year and bring the trophy back to Japan again. 


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