Avispa vs. Montedio-A 1-1 tie that got messy after the first frame. Grampus export Yohei Toyoda gave Yamagata an early lead which looked even better after FW Hiroyuki Hayashi got run on a straight red early in the second frame. In a less than inspired substitution, Kohei Usui managed to even things up numbers-wise after he picked up 2 cards in 14 minutes. Magic man Alex managed to notch his league leading (until Tomorrow, right HULK?) 3rd goal in the last minute to salvage a point for league leader (until Tomorrow, right VERDY?) Avispa Fukuoka.
Consadole Sapporo vs Sagan Tosu- This game saw yet another red card as Sagan's Takayuki Yamaguchi picked up 2 yellows in the first half. Didn't really matter because Consadole scored the games only goal 9 minutes earlier at the foot of U-20 midfielder Seiya Fujita. Toshiya Miura's dream match, a 1-0 slog.
So Verdy can inch ahead tomorrow with a win against Tangerine Terror.