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Cerezo ready for steamy ACL showdown with Buriram

Mar 5, 2018

Cerezo ready for steamy ACL showdown with Buriram

Cerezo Osaka ran through final preparations Monday on the eve of their Asian Champions League clash away to Thai side Buriram United. With hot and humid weather forecast for matchday, the visitors will need to maintain their focus to win, manager Yoon Jong-hwan said. "We have ...

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 ...

Cerezo triumph in Emperor's Cup final

/ Jan 2, 2018

Cerezo triumph in Emperor's Cup final

Cerezo Osaka capped Japan's soccer season with a 2-1 extra-time win over Yokohama F. Marinos in Monday's Emperor's Cup final. Kazuya Yamamura equalized in the 65th minute and Kota Mizunuma struck the winner five minutes into the first extra period before a crowd of 42,029 ...

Cerezo, Marinos advance to Emperor's Cup final

/ Dec 23, 2017

Cerezo, Marinos advance to Emperor's Cup final

Yoichiro Kakitani scored the winner as Cerezo Osaka advanced to the Emperor's Cup final against Yokohama F. Marinos thanks to a hard-fought 3-1 extra-time win over Vissel Kobe on Saturday. At Osaka's Yanmar Stadium, Kakitani, who entered in the 77th minute, headed home the rebound ...

Getafe looking to sign Cerezo Osaka striker Kenyu Sugimoto

Dec 3, 2017

Getafe looking to sign Cerezo Osaka striker Kenyu Sugimoto

Spanish first division side Getafe is moving to acquire Cerezo Osaka striker Kenyu Sugimoto, a source close to the matter said Saturday. The 25-year-old Sugimoto may make his move during the offseason to the Spanish side, where fellow Japanese Gaku Shibasaki plays. "We're trying to persuade ...

Cerezo claim first title with Levain Cup victory

/ Nov 4, 2017

Cerezo claim first title with Levain Cup victory

Cerezo Osaka captured their first major domestic title on Saturday with a 2-0 win over Kawasaki Frontale in the final of the YBC Levain Cup. Japan international Kenyu Sugimoto opened the scoring with an early strike at Saitama Stadium before Brazilian midfielder Souza netted deep ...