Urawa beats defending champs Hiroshima in J-League

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 15, 2014 at 3:41 am •  Published: March 15, 2014

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Shinzo Koroki and Genki Haraguchi scored to lead Urawa Reds past defending champion Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2-0 in the J-League on Saturday.

Koroki scored his first goal of the season on a header in the 42nd minute and Haraguchi doubled the lead with a right-footed shot from 15 meters in the final minute of regulation.

The win allowed Urawa to pull level with Sanfrecce on six points after three games.

Elsewhere, Seitaro Tomisawa scored in the first half and Sho Ito and Jungo Fujimoto added second-half goals as Yokohama F Marinos beat promoted Tokushima Vortis 3-0 and improved to nine points. Kashima Antlers remained the only other undefeated team after a 3-0 win over Sagan Tosu.

Cerezo Osaka coasted to a 4-1 win over Shimizu S-Pulse, while Ventforet Kofu and Albirex Niigata drew 1-1.