- Associated Press - Saturday, October 29, 2016

TOKYO (AP) - The Urawa Reds beat Jubilo Iwata 1-0 Saturday to secure the J-League’s second-stage title and maintain first place in the overall standings.

Yuki Muto scored his 12th goal of the season in the 72nd minute as Urawa improved to 73 points, one ahead of Kawasaki Frontale which beat first-stage winners Kashima Antlers 1-0.

The overall points leader will be decided on the final day of the regular season on Thursday when Urawa hosts Yokohama F Marinos and Kawasaki faces Gamba Osaka. The team with the most points heads directly to the league championship final on Nov. 29 and Dec. 3, while the runners-up must face first-stage winners Antlers on Nov. 23.

In other matches, Gamba beat Albirex Niigata 3-1 and Omiya Ardija edged Kashiwa Reysol 2-1.

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