Soccer: Sapporo end leaders Kawasaki's 12-game winning run

Second-half goals from Anderson Lopez and Takuma Arano handed Consadole Sapporo a 2-0 win against Kawasaki Frontale on Tuesday, snapping the runaway J-League first-division leaders’ winning streak at 12 with just their second defeat of the season.Sapporo’s pressing game forced the hosts onto the back foot and paid dividends on both goals, which came in quick succession after the hour mark at Todoroki Stadium.Kawasaki, meanwhile, only got into gear after the introduction of retiring 40-year-old talisman Kengo Nakamura with 20 minutes to go.Sapporo could have gone ahead in the fifth minute when …

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