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Frontale, Reysol exit Asian Champions League

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 ...

Vissel come from behind to beat Marinos

/ Apr 15, 2018

Vissel come from behind to beat Marinos

Vissel Kobe scored twice against the run of play Sunday to snatch a 2-1 comeback victory against Yokohama F. Marinos in the J. League. Second-half substitute Kazuma Watanabe netted the winner in the 79th minute shortly after his teammate Hirotaka Mita equalized at Yokohama's Nissan ...

Substitute Patric powers Sanfrecce's win over Marinos

/ Apr 11, 2018

Substitute Patric powers Sanfrecce's win over Marinos

A second-half brace from super sub Patric helped Sanfrecce Hiroshima to beat visiting Yokohama F. Marinos 3-1 Wednesday night and maintain their lead at the top of the J. League table. Having entered with the score tied 1-1 midway through the second half, the big ...

Sanfrecce outlast Reysol to remain unbeaten

/ Apr 8, 2018

Sanfrecce outlast Reysol to remain unbeaten

Undefeated Sanfrecce Hiroshima added three more points Sunday after digging in to beat Kashiwa Reysol 1-0 in the J. League. A lackluster first half from Kashiwa and key saves by Sanfrecce goalkeeper Takuto Hayashi earned the first division leaders their fifth win in six matches. After ...

Kashiwa falls to Jeonbuk in Asian Champions League

/ Apr 4, 2018

Kashiwa falls to Jeonbuk in Asian Champions League

Kashiwa Reysol crashed to a 2-0 loss against visiting South Korean side Jeonbuk Motors in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday night. Jeonbuk, the 2016 ACL winner, cemented its place atop Group E thanks to goals from Brazilian forward Ricardo Lopes and former South Korean ...

/ Apr 2, 2018

Struggling Urawa fires manager Takafumi Hori

After a poor start to the 2018 J. League season, Urawa Reds announced Monday that manager Takafumi Hori has been dismissed. Hori's dismissal comes after three losses and two draws in the opening five matches of the first-division season, including Sunday's 2-1 loss to Jubilo ...

Kengo Kawamata double sends Jubilo past winless Urawa

/ Apr 1, 2018

Kengo Kawamata double sends Jubilo past winless Urawa

A Kengo Kawamata brace propelled Jubilo Iwata to a 2-1 victory Sunday over visiting Urawa Reds, who remain winless after five rounds of the J. League season. Kawamata broke a 1-1 deadlock with an 80th-minute winner at Ecopa Stadium, as his strike from the left ...

Marinos score early, hold off S-Pulse on road

/ Mar 31, 2018

Marinos score early, hold off S-Pulse on road

Yokohama F. Marinos moved into the top half of the J. League table Saturday with a 1-0 win on the road against Shimizu S-Pulse. In one of their most impressive performances since former Australian national coach Ange Postecoglou took the reins this season, Marinos maintained ...

Junya Ito's two-goal effort carries Reysol past Vissel

/ Mar 30, 2018

Junya Ito's two-goal effort carries Reysol past Vissel

Junya Ito's second-half brace helped Kashiwa Reysol end a two-game losing skid in the J. League with a 2-1 home victory over Vissel Kobe. After a scoreless first-half defensive struggle, Ito broke the ice with an opportunistic 68th-minute solo effort. Junya Tanaka equalized in the ...

S-Pulse hold on to claim draw with Vegalta

/ Mar 18, 2018

S-Pulse hold on to claim draw with Vegalta

Shimizu S-Pulse fended off a persistent attack by visiting Vegalta Sendai for a 1-1 draw in the J. League first division on Sunday. Shimizu midfielder Shota Kaneko opened the scoring in the ninth minute, soaring a screamer over the head of Vegalta goalkeeper Kentaro Seki ...