J.League (Japan Professional Football League)/Jリーグ - The J1 League Promotion Playoff semi-finals took place on Sunday with the third through sixth place…
At Alwin Stadium, sixth-seeded Fagiano Okayama stunned Matsumoto Yamaga in a 2-1 upset victory.
Yuki Oshitani put the visitors into the lead midway through the first half, but it was Shingo Akamine who won the game with his stoppage-time goal after Paulinho had equalised for the hosts in the 74th minute.
Meanwhile, captain Yoichiro Kakitani’s 13th-minute goal was enough for Cerezo Osaka to advance after drawing 1-1 with Kyoto Sanga, who made the crowd at Kincho Stadium nervous when Koki Arita knotted the game up in the 90th minute.
Cerezo will host the one-legged final against Fagiano on Sunday at Kincho Stadium in Osaka, with the hosts capable of securing promotion with a draw after 90 minutes.