Jan 18, 2017

Defending champion Jeonbuk banned from 2017 Asian Champions League

Asian champion Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors has been banned from this year’s AFC Champions League over a match-fixing scandal in South Korea’s K-League, Asia’s soccer governing body said Wednesday. “The Asian Football Confederation Independent Entry Control Body today declared that Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors is ineligible ...

Ugajin strike puts Urawa in driving seat against Seoul

May 18, 2016

Ugajin strike puts Urawa in driving seat against Seoul

Urawa Reds edged FC Seoul 1-0 at home in the first leg of the round of 16 in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday night. Midfielder Tomoya Ugajin scored with a sensational strike to give Reds a first-half lead they would hold on to ...

Mizunuma brace carries FC Tokyo past Shanghai SIPG

May 17, 2016

Mizunuma brace carries FC Tokyo past Shanghai SIPG

Kota Mizunuma scored twice as FC Tokyo beat Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG 2-1 at home in the first leg of the last 16 of the Asian Champions League on Tuesday night. Mizunuma opened the scoring late in the first half with a ...

Reds reach Asian Champions League round of 16

May 3, 2016

Reds reach Asian Champions League round of 16

Urawa Reds will face Group F winner FC Seoul in the round of 16 of the Asian Champions League after drawing 1-1 against the Pohang Steelers on Tuesday. In their final Group H game, Urawa traded penalties with Pohang — Zlatan Ljubijankic for Reds, ...

Suwon eliminates Gamba from Asian Champions League

Apr 19, 2016

Suwon eliminates Gamba from Asian Champions League

Gamba Osaka crashed out of the Asian Champions League in the first round on Tuesday after a 2-1 defeat at home to South Korea’s Suwon Samsung Bluewings. Gamba striker Takashi Usami missed a twice-taken penalty and Santos gave Suwon the lead early in the ...

Morishige double lifts Tokyo past Jiangsu

Apr 7, 2016

Morishige double lifts Tokyo past Jiangsu

Masato Morishige scored his second brace in five days as FC Tokyo climbed to the top of the Group E in the Asian Champions League with a vital 2-1 win away to big-spending Chinese club Jiangsu FC on Wednesday. Captain and Japan international Morishige ...

Apr 6, 2016

Gamba suffers third defeat in Asian Champions League

Gamba Osaka suffered a third defeat in the Asian Champions League group stage, going down 2-0 at home against Shanghai Shenhua in the fourth round of fixtures on Wednesday. Gamba came into the game with two defeats and a draw and their struggle continued ...

Muto header propels Reds past Evergrande

Apr 5, 2016

Muto header propels Reds past Evergrande

Urawa Reds took a significant step toward qualifying for the knockout stages of the Asian Champions League with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Chinese defending champions Guangzhou Evergrande on Tuesday night. Yuki Muto headed home the opener early in the second half in front ...