Japan League title and Turkmenistan Cup final

Cerezo Osaka allowed FC Tokyo to equalize right on the stroke of full time on Saturday afternoon, settling for a 2-2 draw, that crowned Osaka rivals Gamba, who won 4-2 at Kawasaki Frontale, as the 2005 J-League1champions. "I don't know what to say," Gamba manager Akira Nishino said. "Finally, I guess. I've been a coach for so long and never won a championship. After four years at Gamba, I felt pressed to get it done."

Gamba became the first league champions from Kansai, finishing the 34-game season a single point ahead of four teams on 59 points: Urawa Reds, Kashima Antlers, JEF United Chiba and Cerezo, who fell from first to fifth on goal difference.

Turkmenistan League champions MTTU beat Cup holders Merv 4-1 and clinched the Super Cup in front of 6000 fans. MTTU and Merv will represent Turkmenistan in the 2006 AFC Cup.