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Naoki Ishihara helps Vegalta claim win over Antlers

/ May 20, 2018

Naoki Ishihara helps Vegalta claim win over Antlers

Naoki Ishihara scored in the second minute to give Vegalta Sendai an early lead in a 2-1 win at Kashima Antlers in the J. League first division on Sunday. Ishihara opened the scoring when he converted a cross from midfielder Kunimitsu Sekiguchi directly in front ...

Kashima, Suwon reach Asian Champions League quarterfinals

May 17, 2018

Kashima, Suwon reach Asian Champions League quarterfinals

The Kashima Antlers and Suwon Samsung Bluewings took the final two spots in the quarterfinals of the Asian Champions League on Wednesday. Kashima eliminated Chinese club Shanghai SIPG 4-3 on aggregate despite losing 2-1 in the second leg. Brazil forward Hulk scored both goals for ...

Frontale heap misery on Antlers once again

/ Apr 21, 2018

Frontale heap misery on Antlers once again

by Andrew McKirdy

Defending J. League champions Kawasaki Frontale rubbed more salt into Kashima Antlers' wounds with a resounding 4-1 win over last season's runners-up on Saturday. Frontale, who snatched the title from under Kashima's noses on the final day of last season, took a fifth-minute lead at ...

Urawa hands reins to ex-Kashima manager Oswaldo Oliveira

/ Apr 19, 2018

Urawa hands reins to ex-Kashima manager Oswaldo Oliveira

The Urawa Reds announced Thursday that former Kashima Antlers boss Oswaldo Oliveira will take over as manager. The 67-year-old Brazilian, who managed the Antlers from 2007-2011, will take the reins at Urawa starting next Wednesday when they face Kashiwa Reysol in their 10th J. League ...