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Wednesday, 13th July 2011
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Gamba Osaka win thrilling 3-2 encounter with Omiya Ardija

Japanese football team Gamba Osaka has beaten Omiya Ardija in a thrilling 3-2 encounter, which moves them into reaching distance of the league leaders.

Gamba Osaka secured the win on Sunday (July 10th) at their opponents' Omiya Park Soccer Stadium with a late strike from Kim Seung-Yong.

The Japanese stars - who last won the league in 2007 - did not make it easy for themselves, despite going ahead within five minutes after Lee Keun-Ho hit the back of the net.

From this position, Osaka went 2-1 down and the fans were left waiting until 14 minutes from the end of the game for Kim's stunning 16-yard strike.

The win means that Osaka are only five points behind J-League leaders Kashiwa Reysol, with two games in hand, the Ashi's next match is at home against Vissel Kobe.

Gamba Osaka finished last season second in the league, a full ten points behind Nagoya Grampus. This means the club gained qualification to the AFC Champions League.

Written by Mark Smith