Soccer: Bruno Mendes' winner boosts Cerezo's hopes of top-3 finish

Brazilian striker Bruno Mendes headed in the second-half winner as Cerezo Osaka beat Yokohama FC 1-0 on Sunday in the J-League first division, earning three crucial points in their hunt for a top-three finish.In a tense yet lively encounter at Yanmar Stadium, Cerezo upped the tempo following the interval and Bruno Mendes netted the winner in the 61st minute after the hosts took a short corner and Eiichi Katayama delivered an accurate cross from the left.Cerezo, currently fifth, moved a point behind third-placed Nagoya Grampus with a game in hand. The teams finishing second and third will enter…

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