Alex Teixeira robbed Yasuhito Endo in the centre circle after just two minutes and advanced forward, sprinting away from defenders before blasting the ball high into the net for the 1-0 lead. Minutes later Ramires made it 2-0 to Jiangsu, latching on to a deflected ball much quicker than the defenders around him.
Jeong Ho Hong finished off the scoring before the break, heading home a free kick after a couple of corners where he got a head to the ball, as warning strikes!
Akito Takagi got on the end of a far post cross to worry the home defence momentarily but his header was wide. 3-0 at the break and no coming back. Neither team really created a clear cut chance in the second period and the points went to the home side yet, due to scores going their way Gamba still have their fate in their own hands. Two victories in their final two matches and qualification is theirs!
Team - Higashiguchi, Niwa, Fabio, Miura (Fujiharu, 45), Hatsuse (Doan, 69), Ideguchi, Endo, Fujiharu, Takagi, Izumisawa (Fujimoto, 78), Nagasawa