In a game that proved an easy win, Ademilson had caused problems for the away defence and Tatsuya Tanaka had made a fine run from his own half to test the 'keeper before centre back Genta Miura opened the scoring against his former team with a near post header from an inswinging corner. 1-0 at the break!
Gamba continued to patiently pass the ball round and control the game but were pegged back against the run of play when Douglas curled in a left-footed free kick to level the game. But Gamba were soon back in control with two substitutions stamping their mark on the game as both Hwang Ui-jo and Keito Nakamura scored after coming on as replacements!
Hwang gave Gamba the lead after taking a pass down the right channel, shrugging off one defender as he cut inside and then rounding the goalkeeper to shoot home with his left foot through the legs of a defender on the line. Hwang then turned provider with a deft flick to Nakamura on the left wing. The teenager raced forward, cutting inside and leaving his defender for dead before blasting past the helpless 'keeper to give Gamba the 3-1 win!
Team - Tajiri, Takao, Miura, Aoyama, Kurokawa, Yajima, Ko, Tanaka (Fukuda, 73), Fujimoto (Hwang, 62), Ademilson (Nakamura, 56), Meshino
Genta MIURA 45'
HWANG Ui-jo 65'
Keito NAKAMURA 67'