• Kyodo


Japanese interest in the Asian Champions League ended in the group stage again Wednesday after J. League champions Yokohama F. Marinos were beaten 2-1 away to China’s Shandong Luneng Taishan in Group F.

Yokohama needed to take all three points against the China Super League side to have any chance of advancing to the last eight and Daisuke Nasu gave it hope by heading Takeshi Okada’s men into the lead after seven minutes.

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