Brosque, who has scored five goals in all competitions this term, had been booked on 20 minutes before Yuki Abe put Urawa ahead late in the first-half.

Shimizu's hopes of pulling a goal back were severely dented when Brosque dived in for a poor tackle in midfield on 54 minutes, which earned him his second booking and marching orders.

Brosque's decision to go in for the tackle was a poor one, considering he was on a yellow card.

Meanwhile for Urawa, Matt Spiranovic wasn't in the squad despite playing a full game in the cup in midweek.

Elsewhere, Jade North had a nightmare full shift in defence, conceding a penalty as bottom club Consadole Sapporo were thrashed 7-0 by 13th-placed Kashima Antlers.

North failed to attack a cross, allowing Daiki Iwamasa to nip in and head home the opener on nine minutes before hauling down Yuya Osako for a 15th-minute spotkick.

Osako had slipped past the Socceroo into the box on the right side of the area, only for North to grab him and bring him down, conceding a penalty and earning a yellow card.

Joshua Kennedy played in a full game, despite missing out in the ACL in midweek due to a back problem, as Nagoya Grampus were hammered 4-0 by leaders Vegalta Sendai.