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 ...

Marinos edge Melbourne for first ACL win

Apr 2, 2014

Marinos edge Melbourne for first ACL win

Yokohama F. Marinos overcame an early setback to beat Melbourne Victory 3-2 and pick up their first win in Group G in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday night. Cerezo Osaka, meanwhile, had Tatsuya Yamashita to thank as he scored a late equalizer to ...

Frontale defeat Wanderers on Oshima's 88th-minute goal

Apr 1, 2014

Frontale defeat Wanderers on Oshima's 88th-minute goal

Ryota Oshima’s first goal in the Asian Champions League gave Kawasaki Frontale a much-needed 2-1 win over Western Sydney Wanderers in Group H on Tuesday. Labinot Haliti opened the scoring for Western Sydney shortly before the break, but captain Kengo Nakamura leveled for the ...

Marinos, Guangzhou settle for draw in Asian Champions League

Mar 12, 2014

Marinos, Guangzhou settle for draw in Asian Champions League

Yokohama F. Marinos collected their first point of the Asian Champions League with a 1-1 draw to champions Guangzhou Evergrande on Wednesday night at Nissan Stadium. The Emperor’s Cup holders, who were thumped 3-0 away to Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors last month in their first ...

Jeonbuk Motors picks apart Marinos in pivotal stretch

Feb 26, 2014

Jeonbuk Motors picks apart Marinos in pivotal stretch

Three goals in 10 second-half minutes condemned Emperor’s Cup holders Yokohama F. Marinos to a 3-0 defeat away to South Korea’s Jeonbuk Motors in their Group G opener in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday night. A superb double from Lee Seung-gi and a ...

Oct 3, 2013

Reysol eliminated in Asian Champions League

Japanese interest in the Asian Champions League ended Wednesday as Kashiwa Reysol failed to overturn a sizable first-leg deficit and were knocked out in the semifinals by China’s Guangzhou Evergrande after a thumping 4-0 defeat. After last week’s crushing 4-1 home loss, Kashiwa was ...