The home team got back into the game through a penalty kick from Koya Kitagawa after Shu Kurata has been adjudged to have handled the ball on the goal line. The Gamba number 10 also received a red card and his team were down to 10 men before 20 minutes was up.
And so, Gamba looked for a way to win the game while a man short but neither team really created any clear cut chances in the rest of the game with a Yasuyuki Konno diving header perhaps being the closest either team came to taking all three points in this match. The gallant 10 men of Gamba held on for a well-deserved draw as the home team failed to make the numerical advantage count.
Next in the Levain Cup, Gamba will host Jubilo Iwata on April 24th.
Team: Hayashi, Oh, Miura, Kim, Fujiharu, Konno, Kurata, Takae, Fujimoto (Tanaka, 72), Ademilson (Yonekura, 90), Watanabe (Nakamura, 80)
Goal - Genta MIURA 5'