Usami strikes twice to lead Gamba past Seoul in ACL

May 20, 2015

Usami strikes twice to lead Gamba past Seoul in ACL

In-form forward Takashi Usami scored a superb second-half brace and Japanese treble winner Gamba Osaka won 3-1 at FC Seoul in the first leg of the Asian Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday night. Usami, the J. League leading scorer with 10 goals ...

Leandro double propels Reysol past Suwon

May 19, 2015

Leandro double propels Reysol past Suwon

Leandro bagged a brace as Kashiwa Reysol came from behind to score an emphatic 3-2 first-leg victory over Suwon Samsung FC in the last 16 of the Asian Champions League on Tuesday. Leandro struck on either side of halftime for Group E winners Reysol, ...

Reysol ready for ACL showdown

May 17, 2015

Reysol ready for ACL showdown

Kashiwa Reysol take on Suwon Bluewings in the round-of-16 first leg of the Asian Champions League on Tuesday, hoping they can replicate their last away performance against the South Korean outfit in the group stage two years ago. Masato Kudo, Junya Tanaka and Ryoichi ...

Antlers eliminated from Asian Champions League

May 5, 2015

Antlers eliminated from Asian Champions League

Kashima Antlers suffered a stoppage-time 3-2 defeat to FC Seoul in Group H and were knocked out of the Asian Champions League on Tuesday. Substitute Mauricio Molina doomed Toninho Cerezo’s men in the 91st minute, after Kashima captain Gaku Shibasaki made it a 2-2 ...

Taketomi double helps Kashiwa reach last 16 of ACL

Apr 22, 2015

Taketomi double helps Kashiwa reach last 16 of ACL

by Gus Fielding

Kosuke Taketomi scored twice as Kashiwa Reysol became the first Japanese team to reach the last 16 of this year’s Asian Champions League with a 3-2 win at home to South Korea’s Jeonbuk Motors on Wednesday night. Eduardo put Kashiwa in front early on, ...

Takasaki steers Antlers to dramatic victory with late goal

Apr 7, 2015

Takasaki steers Antlers to dramatic victory with late goal

Kashima Antlers lived to see another day in the Asian Champions League thanks to substitute Hiroyuki Takasaki’s last-gasp header that gave them a 2-1 win over Guangzhou Evergrande on Tuesday. A first-half Yasushi Endo penalty pushed Toninho Cerezo’s men in front, but 2013 champion ...

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, ...