Soccer: Gamba, Marinos draw 1-1 after Usami equalizes with penalty

Takashi Usami struck from the penalty spot to cancel out an early own goal as Gamba Osaka drew 1-1 with Yokohama F Marinos in the J-League first division on Wednesday.The reigning J-League champions arrived at Panasonic Stadium looking to avenge a 2-1 loss to Gamba in the opening round of the season, while the hosts aimed to extend their six-game winning streak.Both sides pushed forward aggressively from the outset, leading to a busy first half for the men between the posts.Gamba gloveman Masaaki Higashiguchi denied Marcos Junior with a diving save, while Yuji Kajikawa needed quick reflexes to…

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