Ademilson opened the scoring with a penalty kick that was earned by Jungo Fujimoto as he was pole-axed from behind after nutmegging one defender and racing away from another. 22 minutes 1-0.
It was Fujimoto himself who added the second goal, after a super passing move split the home defence with Oh Jae-suk's low cross being blasted home from 12 yards by Gamba's number 25. 2-0 at the break and cruising, or so it seemed!
Brazilian forward Jo's spectacular collapse after a tug on his wrist ensured that the home team got a PK that the player himself dispatched just before the hour mark, and the Gamba collapse began. Jo made it 2-2, poking into an empty net after the defence went ball-watching and the stage was set for the home win and Jo duly notched his hat trick to send the Gamba fans home with heavy hearts.
Team - Higashiguchi, Yonekura, Miura, Fabio, Oh, Endo, Kurata (Onose, 64), Fujimoto (Ide, 72), Ko, Hwang (Nagasawa, 78), Ademilson