And just like that, the J1 season is almost over! On this week's episode we begin with a look back on gut-wrenching ACL exits for both Yokohama F.Marinos (last Monday in the Round of 16) and Kobe (in Sunday's semi final), then from the 13:20 mark begin our look back at the seven top flight games from Saturday - highlighted (?) by yet more perplexing officiating in Nagoya's 0-0 home draw with Yokohama FC. Cerezo Osaka also lost ground on second placed Gamba when they were held 0-0 at home by Kashiwa, then we cover the only two teams to win on Saturday, Kashima and FC Tokyo, before wrapping up the other three draws (to 48:17).
Next up are Player of the Season gongs for Hiroshima, Tokyo, Kashima and Cerezo, before we look briefly at what's to come on Wednesday, and the final round of the season on Saturday.