Soccer: Oita put Kawasaki's title celebrations on hold

Oita Trinita forced Kawasaki Frontale to postpone their title celebrations on Saturday, beating the runaway J-League first division leaders 1-0 after their captain, Shogo Taniguchi, was sent off in the 34th minute.Taniguchi earned a straight red after pulling down Trinita midfielder Naoki Nomura, who converted the subsequent penalty kick at Oita’s Showa Denko Dome.A win would have clinched a third J1 crown in four seasons for Toru Oniki’s men, who won back-to-back championships in 2017 and 2018. They could still claim the silverware this round if second-place Gamba Osaka lose to, or draw with,…

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