Heated classic battle between Urawa and Kashima ends up in a draw game.
J1 Round 17 was held on July 27th (Sun). This round was a halfway mark of the annual league matches.
First-place Urawa drew with Fourth-place Kashima 1-1 and their winning streak stopped at 4 matches.
Second-place Tosu beat C-Osaka 1-0 and Third-place Kawasaki-F downed Niigata 1-0, too. G-Osaka won a major victory over Kobe 5-1 to secure 3 successive wins.