Gamba Osaka win dramatic first J-League title

December 3, 2005
By Alastair Himmer
TOKYO, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Gamba Osaka won 4-2 at Kawasaki Frontale on Saturday to become Japanese champions for the first time as city rivals Cerezo suffered final day heartbreak.

Gamba began the day a point behind Cerezo Osaka but Cerezo were stunned by a last-minute equaliser in a 2-2 home draw with FC Tokyo.

Gamba finished the season with 60 points from 34 games with four teams on 59 in the closest title race since the J-League was launched in 1993.

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