Sanga lost last weekend to second place Gamba, thus guaranteeing a place in the playoff zone - and not automatic promotion to J1.
Translated, that sentence means that Sanga cannot finish in first or second place, and thus will have to win a round of playoff games with the four teams that finish in 3rd to 6th place to go up to the top division.
There are two matches left in the regular season - against relatively weak Mito and Ibaraki - and nine points separate Sanga and Gamba. Ergo, we are back at the exact same place we were a year ago.
The final home game of the season is the 24th, which is the last game of the regular year. Kickoff is at 12:30.
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Cycling for home games at Nishikyogoku is a flat and easy 20 minutes from central Kyoto and parking is free and readily available.
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