• Kyodo


Two-time Asian champion Urawa Reds beat China’s Shandong Taishan FC 5-0 to finish top of Asian Champions League Group F and earn a spot in the round of 16 on Saturday, while J. League champions Kawasaki Frontale finished second in Group I and were eliminated.

Manager Ricardo Rodriguez’s Reds opened the scoring at Thailand’s Buriram City Stadium, through Kaito Yasui in the 13th minute with Tetsuya Chinen and Yusuke Matsuo both adding braces.

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