Urawa Red Diamonds' Zlatan Ljubijankic hopes their Cup success can spur them on to glory in the J-League.
Gamba Osaka held on for 1-0 victory over Sanfrecce Hiroshima at home.
Godzilla tried to take a penalty before Kawasaki Frontale hosted FC Tokyo in the Japanese J-League capital derby but it didn't go as planned.
Tampines midfielder Hafiz Sujad refuses to entertain thoughts of stardom as he continues to strive for consistency for the Singapore national team.
Japan's professional football league has announced a 10-year, $2 billion deal with the British-based Perform Group for online matches.
Faritz Hameed is determined to book his ticket for Singapore's AFF Suzuki Cup challenge by improving his assists' rate for club and country.