KAWASAKI – Kawasaki Frontale ended their Asian Champions League campaign without a win Wednesday night after drawing 2-2 with visiting Ulsan Hyundai, while Kashiwa Reysol also finished the tournament on a sour note with a 3-2 loss to Tianjin Quanjian.
Frontale, who were effectively eliminated from Group F following their 1-0 loss to Melbourne Victory on March 13, went ahead in the second minute on a Yuto Suzuki goal before Tatsuya Hasegawa doubled the lead with two minutes remaining in first-half regulation time.
Park Yong-woo scored for the Ulsan two minutes into the second half and Lee Yeong-jae struck the equalizer three minutes later.
Reysol, who were eliminated from Group E after losing their previous match to South Korea’s Jeonbuk Motors, had only pride to play for in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin, and trailed 2-0 after 30 minutes thanks to a brace from Zhao Xuri.
Kei Koizumi pegged a goal back for the visitors five minutes before the break, but Yang Xu added a third for the Chinese Super League side in the 64th minute. Yusuke Segawa scored five minutes later for the visitors, who pressed for an equalizer to no avail.
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