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Kashima Antlers thrash Tokushima 5-0 to close gap on J-League leader Urawa

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TOKYO — Brazilian Caio and Yasushi Endo each scored two goals as Kashima Antlers thrashed last-placed Tokushima Vortis 5-0 Saturday to close the gap on J-League leader Urawa Reds.

Shoma Doi also scored for Kashima, which improved to 49 points, four behind Urawa which lost 1-0 to Cerezo Osaka.

Former Germany international Cacau scored in the 68th and Cerezo held on to snap Urawa's four-game winning streak and move into 14th spot in the 18-team table.

Kawasaki Frontale moved into third place on 48 points after a 1-1 draw with Vegalta Sendai.

In other matches, Brazilian Patric scored a hat trick in the second half to lead Gamba Osaka over Sagan Tosu 4-1. FC Tokyo got two goals each from Brazilian Edu and Yoshinori Muto for a 4-0 win over Kashiwa Reysol.

Tsukasa Shiotani gave champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima a 1-1 draw at home to Vissel Kobe, and Hiroshi Ibusuki earned Albirex Niigata a 1-0 win Nagoya Grampus.

Yokohama F. Marinos drew 0-0 with Ventforet Kofu.

Akihiro Ienaga's winner gave Omiya Ardija a 2-1 victory over Shimizu S-Pulse.

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