Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga continued his scoring record as he bagged two goals in their 4-3 home win against Vissel Kobe.
His two goals now take him to 21 goals this season.
Olunga led Reysol to a magnificent first half performance that saw the team lead the visitors 3-0 before the break.
He began his scoring after 20 minutes with a diving header from a superb Critisno cross from the right wing.
In the 39th minute, his team were two goals up before the Kenyan man scored his second goal in the 44th minute after the goalkeeper could only parry a shot to his direction.
Reysol were leading 4-0 after 52 minutes but the visitors mounted a late comeback with Iniesta’s 87th minute penalty taking the scores to 4-3.
The comeback began with Junya Tanaka scoring a brace in the 60tyh and 75th minutes, first tapping home from close range off a Rhuyo Kikuchi cross from the right before finishing off a Gotoku Sakai pass.
Ex Barcelona star Andreas Iniesta then made it for a nervous finish when he slotted home a penalty in the 87th minute, sending the keeper the wrong way.
Olunga’s team had to mount a serious defense after Shunki Takahashi was shown a second yellow card in the second half.
The leading goalscorer for the golden boot now has 10 goals between him and the second-best scorer, Kashima Antlers’ Everaldo.