Barcelona signs Antlers striker Hiroki Abe

Soccer Jul 16, 2019

Barcelona signs Antlers striker Hiroki Abe

Barcelona on Monday announced the signing of striker Hiroki Abe on a transfer from the J. League's Kashima Antlers. Abe signed a four-year deal after Barcelona paid €1.1 million (about ¥134 million) for the 20-year-old, and will begin his overseas career as a Barca ...

Soccer / J. League Jul 12, 2019

Antlers agree to transfer Hiroki Abe to Barcelona

The Kashima Antlers have agreed to transfer attacker Hiroki Abe to Barcelona, the J. League team announced Friday. The 20-year-old, who made his senior Japan debut at the recent Copa America, will join the Spanish powerhouse pending a medical. A skillful dribbler with strong attacking instincts, ...

Kashima Antlers drawn to face Guangzhou Evergrande in ACL quarterfinals

Soccer Jul 2, 2019

Kashima Antlers drawn to face Guangzhou Evergrande in ACL quarterfinals

Defending champion Kashima Antlers face a tough showdown in the Asian Champions League quarterfinals after being drawn Tuesday against Fabio Cannavaro’s Guangzhou Evergrande, two-time winners of the competition. Urawa Reds, champions in 2007 and 2017, will take on Shanghai SIPG, who have never made it ...

Antlers beat struggling Vissel Kobe on Serginho goal

Soccer / J. League May 12, 2019

Antlers beat struggling Vissel Kobe on Serginho goal

Serginho struck his first goal of the J. League first-division campaign Sunday as Kashima Antlers outclassed struggling Vissel Kobe 1-0. The Brazilian forward found the net in the 17th minute at Noevir Stadium to consign Vissel to its sixth straight league defeat. With a host of ...

Marcos Junior lifts persistent F. Marinos past Antlers

Soccer / J. League Apr 28, 2019

Marcos Junior lifts persistent F. Marinos past Antlers

Brazilian striker Marcos Junior scored the 82nd-minute winner, giving Yokohama F. Marinos a well-earned 2-1 victory over Kashima Antlers in the J. League first division on Sunday. Despite controlling the ball for most of the game, F. Marinos trailed early and were thwarted by stout ...

Kashima, Urawa fall in Asian Champions League action

Soccer Apr 24, 2019

Kashima, Urawa fall in Asian Champions League action

Playmaker Takahiro Kunimoto scored the winner in the second half as South Korea's Gyeongnam FC beat Kashima Antlers 1-0 in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday. Former Japan under-20 Kunimoto gave ACL newcomer Gyeongnam its first win in the competition against the reigning champion with ...

Diego Oliveira nets brace as Tokyo outclasses Antlers

Soccer / J. League Apr 14, 2019

Diego Oliveira nets brace as Tokyo outclasses Antlers

Diego Oliveira scored twice in the opening half, while Kensuke Nagai netted his 50th J. League first-division goal, as FC Tokyo showed its class with a 3-1 dismantling of Kashima Antlers on Sunday. The victory at Ajinomoto Stadium continues an impressive start to the season ...