Football: Leaders Kobe held at struggling Shonan, Marinos 2 pts back


Vissel Kobe labored to a 1-1 draw away to relegation-threatened Shonan Bellmare on Saturday, seeing their lead trimmed to two points with three games to go in their chase for their first J-League first-division title. Second-placed Yokohama F Marinos are hot on their heels after the reigning champions moved up to 60 points by easing to a 4-0 win at Avispa Fukuoka, helped by a first-half brace from Anderson Lopes. Shonan came into the match on the back of their first back-to-back win of the season, and while failing to get all three points, they moved up to 28 points and two above bottom side Y...

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