Nozawa leads Kashima to ACL win

Kyodo

Takuya Nozawa scored one goal and set up another as Kashima Antlers beat Sydney FC 3-0 to pick up their first win in Group H in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday night.

Nozawa pounced to score the opener shortly before halftime at Sydney Football Stadium and then turned provider for Brazilian midfielder Fellyppe Gabriel before Shinzo Koroki sealed victory later on, moving Antlers level on five points from three games with South Korea’s Suwon Bluewings.

Sydney drew their first two matches against Suwon and Shanghai Shenhua, who also have two points.