TOKYO (AP) — Thai playmaker Chanathip Songkrasin, Akito Fukumori and Brazilian striker Anderson Lopes scored first-half goals to lead Consadole Sapporo to a 3-0 win over Yokohama F Marinos in the J-League on Saturday.
Chanathip beat Marinos goalkeeper Hiroki Iikura in the fourth minute on a right-foot shot from the middle of the penalty area.
Fukumori doubled the lead five minutes later with a superb free kick and Lopes completed the scoring on a header in the 29th minute as Sapporo improved to 12 points, eight behind leader FC Tokyo.
In other matches, Shinzo Koroki converted a penalty in the 10th minute as Urawa Reds edged Vissel Kobe 1-0.
Midfielder Yasuhito Endo netted a 71st-minute equalizer as Gamba Osaka held on for a 1-1 draw