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Makoto Hasebe struck twice to fire Urawa Reds into the Emperor’s Cup final as Guido Buchwald’s men beat Omiya Ardija 4-2 after extra time Thursday and set up a New Year’s Day showdown with Shimizu S-Pulse.

Shimizu booked its place in the Japanese season’s final match at Tokyo’s National Stadium on Sunday courtesy of Cho Jae Jin’s 101st-minute header in the 1-0 win over Cerezo Osaka in Shizuoka.

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