Football: Shonan’s Machino nets penalty to deny Nagoya top spot

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Japan forward Shuto Machino equalized from the penalty spot as visiting Shonan Bellmare held Nagoya Grampus to a 2-2 draw on Sunday, denying them the chance to move to the top of the J-League first division.

Nagoya led 2-0 before the visitors drew level at Toyota Stadium when a lengthy review by the video assistant referee resulted in a contentious penalty decision. The result left the home side in second place on 18 points, a point behind leaders Vissel Kobe.

Nagoya forward Kensuke Nagai was denied from point-blank range in the 27th minute while Shonan had a goal ruled out for offside before ...

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