Gamba, Antlers put rivalry in spotlight for Nabisco Cup final

Oct 30, 2015

Gamba, Antlers put rivalry in spotlight for Nabisco Cup final

Holders Gamba Osaka take on Kashima Antlers in the Nabisco Cup final on Saturday, looking to clear the first hurdle en route to a second consecutive domestic treble, but manager Kenta Hasegawa has brushed aside suggestions that his team holds a psychological edge ahead ...

Frontale beat Gamba in thriller to stay in title contention

Oct 4, 2015

Frontale beat Gamba in thriller to stay in title contention

Yoshito Okubo scored twice and Kawasaki Frontale kept alive their hopes of winning the second-stage title with a thrilling 5-3 win over defending champions Gamba Osaka in the J. League first division on Sunday. Okubo gave Frontale an early lead and a peach from ...

Guangzhou Evergrande clobber Kashiwa Reysol

Aug 25, 2015

Guangzhou Evergrande clobber Kashiwa Reysol

China’s Guangzhou Evergrande inflicted more Asian Champions League misery on Kashiwa Reysol with a resounding 3-1 win in the first leg of their quarterfinal on Tuesday night. Daisuke Suzuki gifted Guangzhou the lead when he headed into his own net after five minutes and ...

Taketomi, Suzuki steer Reysol past Yamaga

Aug 20, 2015

Taketomi, Suzuki steer Reysol past Yamaga

Goals in each half from Kosuke Taketomi and Daisuke Suzuki fired Kashiwa Reysol to the top of the J. League second-stage standings with a 2-0 win at home to Matsumoto Yamagata on Thursday night. A blockbuster from Taketomi opened the scoring late in the ...

Sanfrecce halt Reds' season-long unbeaten streak

Jul 19, 2015

Sanfrecce halt Reds' season-long unbeaten streak

World Cup midfielder Toshihiro Aoyama completed a smash-and-grab raid as Sanfrecce Hiroshima beat Urawa Reds 2-1 away on Sunday, condemning the first-stage title winners to their first defeat of the season in the process. Takahiro Sekine fired Reds in front on 35 minutes after ...

Elsinho, Renato lift Frontale past FC Tokyo

Jul 11, 2015

Elsinho, Renato lift Frontale past FC Tokyo

Superb second-half goals from midfielder Elsinho and Brazilian compatriot Renato lit up the Tamagawa Classico on Saturday as Kawasaki Frontale kicked off the J. League second stage with a 2-0 win over FC Tokyo. Elsinho opened the scoring seven minutes into the second half ...