Socceroo Mitchell Langerak continued his good form with another clean sheet while Andrew Nabbout set up a goal before going off injured in the Japanese J.League on Wednesday.
The 25-year-old, who made his Socceroos debut last month, was replaced after 75 minutes in Urawa Reds' 2-0 win away to Kawasaki Frontale.
Making his first start for Urawa, Nabbout was involved in a controversial moment which resulted in Frontale keeper Jung Sung-Ryong being sent off in the 70th minute.
Nabbout clattered into the Frontale keeper and was replaced shortly after holding his shoulder upon his substitution in a worrying sign.
The ex-Newcastle Jets man had provided the assist for Shinzo Koroki's 50th minute goal to make it 2-0.
Nabbout broke in behind the Frontale defence, racing forward before a perfect cutback inside the box for Koroki.
Elsewhere, Langerak showed a safe pair of hands in goals on a rainy afternoon in Nagoya as his side managed a goalless draw with Cerezo Osaka to snap an eight-game losing run.
The 29-year-old was made a series of routine saves, including a good block from a fizzing free-kick in tough conditions.
Langerak's clean sheet is his third of the season and helps Grampus who are in last spot after 12 matches.
Milos Degenek was an unused substitute for the third straight game as Yokohama F. Marinos lost 3-1 at home to Jubilo Iwata.
Mitch Duke was also an unused substitute as Shimizu S-Pulse went down 2-0 at Sanfrecce Hiroshima.
Ben Halloran was absent again as V-Varen Nagazaki lost 2-1 away to Kashima Antlers.
In Korea's K-League, Matt Jurman, Connor Chapman and Tomi Mrcela played full games, while Kwabena Appiah (67th minute sub) and Dylan McGowan (86th minute sub) got minutes.