Serginho struck his first goal of the J. League first-division campaign Sunday as Kashima Antlers outclassed struggling Vissel Kobe 1-0.

The Brazilian forward found the net in the 17th minute at Noevir Stadium to consign Vissel to its sixth straight league defeat.

With a host of big-name foreign players, the presumptive glamor club has continued to flounder following the shock departure of manager Juan Manuel Lillo in mid-April.