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Kashima beats Kofu to move into Emperor's Cup semifinals

Soccer Nov 21, 2018

Kashima beats Kofu to move into Emperor's Cup semifinals

Recent Asian Champions League winners Kashima Antlers kept the good times rolling in the Emperor's Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday, beating J. League second-division team Ventforet Kofu 1-0. The win sets up a final-four meeting against Urawa Reds on Dec. 5, with Kashima hoping to add ...

Antlers in control of ACL final

Soccer Nov 3, 2018

Antlers in control of ACL final

by Dan Orlowitz

Kashima Antlers are one step away from long-desired Asian glory after a testy but emphatic 2-0 win over Iran's Persepolis in the first leg of the 2018 AFC Champions League final on Saturday. Former 2002 World Cup venue Kashima Stadium in Ibaraki Prefecture was as ...

Marinos, Bellmare reach Levain Cup final

Soccer / J. League Oct 14, 2018

Marinos, Bellmare reach Levain Cup final

Goals from Hugo Vieira and Teruhito Nakagawa sent Yokohama F. Marinos into the Levain Cup final after a 2-2 semifinal second-leg draw with Kashima Antlers lifted the hosts to a 4-3 win on aggregate. Vieira, who scored the 95th-minute winner in Wednesday's first leg, opened ...

Kwoun saves point for Antlers in draw with Frontale

Soccer / J. League Oct 7, 2018

Kwoun saves point for Antlers in draw with Frontale

Kashima Antlers keeper Kwoun Sun-tae saved a penalty, allowing the hosts to draw 0-0 at home with J-League first-division leaders Kawasaki Frontale on Sunday. The draw moved Frontale, the defending champions, a point clear at the top of the table ahead of Sanfrecce Hiroshima. Yu Kobayashi, ...