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SUITA, Osaka Pref. (Kyodo) Hisato Sato played a starring role as Sanfreece Hiroshima overturned their first-leg deficit to beat 10-man Gamba Osaka 2-1 and advance to the Nabisco Cup semifinals for the first time on away goals Wednesday night.

Sato opened the scoring on 26 minutes before turning provider for Koji Morisaki to hit a priceless second, securing a meeting in the last four with Shimizu S-Pulse after a 2-2 aggregate draw.

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