• Kyodo


Japan Football League club Matsumoto Yamaga pulled off a massive upset with a 2-0 win over second-division Yokohama FC in the second round of the Emperor’s Cup on Saturday.

Semi-professional Yamaga, the Nagano-based club former Japan defender Naoki Matsuda belonged to when he died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 34 in August, advanced thanks to two goals in the space of two second-half minutes.

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