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Reysol, Sagan play to 1-1 draw

by Dan Orlowitz

Two teams arrived at Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium in desperate need of a win on Saturday afternoon, and neither found what they were looking for as Kashiwa Reysol and Sagan Tosu battled to a 1-1 draw in the first of the day's J. League action. Gamba Osaka's 2-1 win at Shimizu ...

Allegri bemoans lack of VAR after Ronaldo sees red for Juventus

Sep 20, 2018

Allegri bemoans lack of VAR after Ronaldo sees red for Juventus

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri lamented the lack of a video assistant referee after Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off on his Champions League debut for the club against Valencia on Wednesday. A tearful Ronaldo was shown a red card in the 29th minute at Estadio Mestalla ...

Sep 19, 2018

Lionel Messi scores hat trick as Barcelona routs PSV Eindhoven

If the World Cup had given the impression that Lionel Messi was slipping down soccer's pecking order, the Argentine star made it clear he remains at the top of his game. Messi scored a record eighth Champions League hat trick on Tuesday in Barcelona's 4-0 ...

Sep 19, 2018

Rio to host 2019 Copa America final; Sao Paulo gets opener

South America's soccer confederation Conmebol has announced that the historic Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro will host the Copa America final next July. Conmebol also said Tuesday Sao Paulo FC's Morumbi stadium will host the opener on June 14. The semifinals will be played in ...

Antlers reach Asian Champions League semifinals for first time

Sep 18, 2018

Antlers reach Asian Champions League semifinals for first time

The Kashima Antlers secured their first-ever berth in the Asian Champions League semifinals on Tuesday night with a 5-0 aggregate victory over China's Tianjin Quanjian in the round of eight. The J. League side followed its impressive 2-0 first-leg win with a clinical 3-0 result ...

Last-gasp equalizer gives Brighton draw at Southampton

Sep 18, 2018

Last-gasp equalizer gives Brighton draw at Southampton

Brighton's Glenn Murray converted a 90th-minute penalty to snatch a 2-2 draw at south-coast rival Southampton after it fought back from two goals down in a pulsating Premier League clash on Monday. Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg fired the Saints into a 35th-minute lead with a ...

West Ham beats Everton for first victory of season

Sep 17, 2018

West Ham beats Everton for first victory of season

After four straight losses, West Ham finally collected its first Premier League points of the season on manager Manuel Pellegrini's 65th birthday. "I was worried about the game," Pellegrini said after Sunday's 3-1 victory at Everton, "because I was absolutely convinced we must win." He can ...

J. League, fans rally behind Hokkaido after quake

/ Sep 16, 2018

J. League, fans rally behind Hokkaido after quake

by Dan Orlowitz

After a trying year that has tested Japan with severe floods, record-setting heat, and fierce typhoons, the country was yet again challenged in September when a magnitude 7 earthquake jolted the northern island of Hokkaido, causing dozens of deaths and leaving millions without electricity. But ...

Sep 16, 2018

Yosuke Ideguchi nets in Greuther Fuerth debut

Japanese midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi made his first start in the Bundesliga second division and netted for Greuther Fuerth in their 4-1 win over Holstein Kiel on Saturday. Ideguchi, who moved to the German second-tier club on loan from Leeds United late last month, notched the ...

Osmar scores late equalizer as Cerezo earn draw with Jubilo

/ Sep 14, 2018

Osmar scores late equalizer as Cerezo earn draw with Jubilo

Despite dominating possession and completing twice as many passes as their opponents, Cerezo Osaka needed a late equalizer from Spanish defender Osmar to salvage a 1-1 draw against Jubilo Iwata on Friday night. Jubilo came into the match five spots below fifth-place Cerezo following an ...