KASHIMA, Japan (AP) Mu Kanezaki and Yuma Suzuki scored second-half goals as Kashima Antlers beat Kashiwa Reysol 3-2 Saturday to keep pace with Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the J-League's second-stage standings.
Cristiano gave Kashiwa a 2-1 lead in the 39th minute but Kanezaki equalized with a header midway through the second half and Suzuki sealed the win in the final minute of regulation.
With three rounds remaining, Kashima and Hiroshima both have 31 points with Antlers trailing on goal difference.
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