The Uruguay international recorded his second and third goals of the week in the Osaka side's 2-2 draw at Vissel Kobe
The 34-year-old pulled his side ahead of hosts Vissel Kobe just after the hour mark, but their lead was undone by a Marquinhos goal in the 78th minute.
"We deserved to win based on how we played, so we're all disappointed," Forlan told reporters after the match. "We need to keep playing the same football we played today; if we can do that we'll start to win again."
The former Manchester United star's first goal came in the 54th minute, after his shot was deflected by a Vissel defender and bounced into the net. His second, a right-footed rocket from just inside the area, brought even home fans to their feet.
"We're all starting to understand each other's abilities a lot more," Forlan said of his team-mates. "And after three months we'll be playing even better."
With less than three weeks before World Cup squads must be announced, the 2010 tournament MVP has scored seven goals for Cerezo including two in the AFC Champions League.
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