• Kyodo


Tatsuya Tanaka and Emerson scored first-half goals Saturday as Urawa Reds beat crosstown rival Omiya Ardija 2-1 to go top of Group A in the J. League Nabisco Cup first round.

Athens Olympic team striker Tanaka pounced on a rebound following Emerson’s shot to open the scoring in the 16th minute at Komaba Stadium and Emerson doubled the lead for the home side eight minutes later.

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