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Jo scores decisive goal as Grampus top Gamba in return to J1

Nagoya Grampus marked their return to the top flight in winning style Saturday with a 3-2 away victory over Gamba Osaka. Following a year in the second division, the J. League foundation club signaled its intention to remain in J1 with an eye-catching attacking display spearheaded by Brazilian forward Jo, who ...

Frontale lose again in ACL; Reysol pegged back for draw

Feb 21, 2018

Frontale lose again in ACL; Reysol pegged back for draw

Kawasaki Frontale lost 2-1 away to Ulsan Hyundai in their Asian Champions League clash Tuesday night, remaining winless in Group F after two matches. Despite having two-thirds of the possession, the J. League champions were unable to break through Ulsan's defense until the 85th minute, ...

Frontale, Reysol lose Asian Champions League openers

Feb 14, 2018

Frontale, Reysol lose Asian Champions League openers

Japan's clubs had a poor opening to the 2018 Asian Champions League on Tuesday, when Kawasaki Frontale and Kashiwa Reysol both tasted defeat in their group stage openers. J. League champions Frontale stumbled 1-0 at home to China's Shanghai SIPG, while Reysol failed to make ...

Cerezo down Frontale in season-opening Super Cup

/ Feb 10, 2018

Cerezo down Frontale in season-opening Super Cup

Emperor's Cup holders Cerezo Osaka opened the season on a winning note Saturday, defeating reigning J. League champions Kawasaki Frontale 3-2 in the Fuji Xerox Super Cup. Cerezo, who defeated Frontale 2-0 in November's League Cup final, opened the scoring at Saitama Stadium on a ...

Watford dismantles struggling Chelsea

Feb 6, 2018

Watford dismantles struggling Chelsea

Antonio Conte's future as Chelsea manager was cast into further doubt when the struggling English Premier League champion was thrashed by Watford 4-1 on Monday. The west London club, which lost 3-0 at home to Bournemouth last week, was poor again as Tiemoue Bakayoko was ...

Makoto Hasebe plays in 250th Bundesliga game

Feb 5, 2018

Makoto Hasebe plays in 250th Bundesliga game

Japan midfielder Makoto Hasebe reached a milestone when he made his 250th appearance in the German top flight Sunday, but Eintracht Frankfurt was beaten by Augsburg 3-0 away for its first loss in 2018. Hasebe, who is in his 11th season in the Bundesliga, played ...

Keisuke Honda on target in Pachuca defeat

Feb 4, 2018

Keisuke Honda on target in Pachuca defeat

Keisuke Honda provided one of the highlights of the match Saturday with a dazzling free-kick goal, but it wasn't enough to stop 10-man Pachuca going down 2-3 to visiting Morelia in the Mexican first division. The home side took the lead thanks to a long-range ...

New signings settle in as Manchester United, Arsenal both win

Feb 4, 2018

New signings settle in as Manchester United, Arsenal both win

After a rare English Premier League swap deal, Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan made an immediate impact at their new homes on Saturday. Sanchez injected a fresh dose of dynamism to Manchester United and scored — immediately after a penalty was parried — on his ...