Gamba got in their groove early, with Nakamura letting fly with a left foot blast that missed the post by a yard or so before Onose was in the right place at the right time to finish off a four-pass quick break that saw Hwang Ui-jo slip the ball into his path for the right-footed finish in the 10th minute. Hwang was almost on the scoresheet himself four minutes before the break, sliding in to poke home a low Hiroki Fujiharu cross, only to see goalkeeper Kenta Tokushige make a brilliant save.
Gamba looked to be cruising and it seemed only a matter of time before they scored again, but a wicked bounce on a seemingly innocuous cross from the left saw Nakamura - working hard in defence today, too - mis-kick his clearance. The ball fell kindly to Ryutaro Iio at the far post, who made no mistake and did not waste this gift - 1-1 at the break.
Nakamura soon made up for his error with the go ahead goal 10 minutes after the restart, latching on to another save by Tokushige from a Kazuma Watanabe shot to make it 2-1 to the home team. Just after the hour mark it was the Gamba 'keeper going down low to his right to palm out a deflected shot to keep his team level, and then Juanma hit a post with a curling effort, although Masaaki Higashiguchi seemed to be in the right place and would have stopped it if needed.
After his first-ever league goal Nakamura had the bit between his teeth and almost had another with a curling effort that just missed the post with six minutes to go and so the score remained 2-1 and Gamba moved on to their ninth win in succession!
Team - Higashiguchi, Yonekura, Miura, Fabio, Fujiharu, Konno, Endo (Ko, 81), Onose (Fujimoto, 85), Nakamura, Hwang, Watanabe (Ademilson, 76)
Kosuke ONOSE 10'
Keito NAKAMURA 52'