Gamba draws with Buriram in ACL

Mar 18, 2015

Gamba draws with Buriram in ACL

Japanese treble winners Gamba Osaka picked up their first point in Group F in the Asian Champions League after a 1-1 draw at home to Thailand’s Buriram United on Wednesday night. Hiroyuki Abe gave Gamba the lead in the 39th minute, but Kenta Hasegawa’s ...

Wako header carries Reysol past Shandong in stoppage time

Mar 17, 2015

Wako header carries Reysol past Shandong in stoppage time

Naoki Wako’s stoppage-time header gave Kashiwa Reysol a nail-biting 2-1 win over Shandong Luneng in Group E of the Asian Champions League on Tuesday. Kosuke Taketomi opened the scoring for Kashiwa midway through the first half before Walter Montillo restored parity shortly after the ...

Brisbane beats Urawa in ACL clash

Mar 4, 2015

Brisbane beats Urawa in ACL clash

by Gus Fielding

Urawa Reds’ early season woes were compounded with a 1-0 home defeat to Brisbane Roar in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday night. Brandon Borrello struck the clincher early for Brisbane on another miserable night for 2007 champions Reds, who finished the game with ...

Reysol trounce Binh Duong in Asian Champions League

Mar 3, 2015

Reysol trounce Binh Duong in Asian Champions League

Kashiwa Reysol produced the J. League’s first win of the Asian Champions League this season with a 5-1 rout of Vietnamese champion Binh Duong on Tuesday. Former Japan forward Masato Kudo led the way with a brace that earned him man-of-the-match honors for Reysol, ...

Western Sydney beats Kashima to begin ACL title defense

Feb 25, 2015

Western Sydney beats Kashima to begin ACL title defense

Champions Western Sydney Wanderers launched their title defense with a 3-1 victory over Kashima Antlers in Group H of the Asian Champions League on Wednesday. An own goal and late scores from former Japanese international Yojiro Takahagi and Mark Bridge gave Western Sydney the ...

Gamba drop Asian Champions League opener

Feb 24, 2015

Gamba drop Asian Champions League opener

Gamba Osaka received a rude welcome back to the Asian Champions League as the Japanese treble winners were dealt a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Guangzhou R&F in their start to the campaign on Tuesday. The 2008 champions, back in the ACL for ...

Dec 11, 2014

Gamba to face Seongnam, Buriram in ACL

Newly crowned J. League champions Gamba Osaka were drawn in Group F with Seongnam Ilhwa, Buriram United and one of four east zone playoff winners for the 2015 Asian Champions League on Thursday. The draw for the eight A-to-H groups was held at the ...

Hiroshima, Kawasaki knocked out of ACL

May 14, 2014

Hiroshima, Kawasaki knocked out of ACL

J. League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima surrendered a two-goal first-leg advantage and crashed out of the Asian Champions League on Wednesday night after a 2-0 defeat away to Western Sydney Wanderers in the round of 16. And Japanese interest in the competition ended an hour ...

Cerezo, Sanfrecce reach knockout phase of ACL

Apr 23, 2014

Cerezo, Sanfrecce reach knockout phase of ACL

Reigning J. League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima reached the knockout phase of the Asian Champions League for the first time on Wednesday with a 1-0 win over 10-man Central Coast Mariners of Australia in their final Group F game. Cerezo Osaka joined them in the ...

Cerezo falls against Pohang in ACL

Apr 16, 2014

Cerezo falls against Pohang in ACL

Cerezo Osaka’s hopes of progressing to the knockout phase of the Asian Champions suffered a blow after they were beaten 2-0 at home to 2009 champions Pohang Steelers in their penultimate Group E game on Wednesday. In China, Naoki Ishihara scored twice in the ...