Cerezo falls to Independiente in Suruga Bank Championship

Soccer / J. League Aug 8, 2018

Cerezo falls to Independiente in Suruga Bank Championship

Independiente became the third Argentine side to capture the Suruga Bank Championship on Wednesday with a 1-0 win over J. League first-division side Cerezo Osaka. Playing for the second time in the game between the champions of South America's Copa Sudamericana and Japan's league cup, ...

Reds edge Brazilian club Chapecoense on late penalty

Soccer / J. League Aug 15, 2017

Reds edge Brazilian club Chapecoense on late penalty

Sentimental favorite Chapecoense lost 1-0 to the Urawa Reds after a controversially awarded penalty in Tuesday's Suruga Bank Championship. Urawa won the penalty two minutes to time, when Zlatan Ljubijankic was brought down by Chapecoense captain Grolli much to the objection of the Brazilian visitors. Reds ...

Tragedy-hit Chapecoense looking to continue recovery in Japan

Soccer Aug 14, 2017

Tragedy-hit Chapecoense looking to continue recovery in Japan

Chapecoense hopes to seek inspiration from a nation that knows pain firsthand as the tragic Brazilian club faces Urawa Reds in Tuesday's Suruga Bank Championship. More than eight months after a plane crash killed all but three of its players, Chapecoense has arrived in Japan ...

Soccer Dec 14, 2016

Chapecoense to face Urawa in Suruga Bank Championship

Brazilian club Chapecoense, many of whose players died in a plane crash in Colombia in late November, will play as scheduled in next year's Suruga Bank Championship against the J. League's Urawa Reds, soccer sources said Wednesday. The South American Football Confederation and the Japan ...

River Plate trounces Gamba Osaka

Soccer / J. League Aug 11, 2015

River Plate trounces Gamba Osaka

Gamba Osaka were outclassed by Copa Libertadores champions River Plate 3-0 in the Suruga Bank Championship on Tuesday. The Japanese treble winners, less first-choice striker Takashi Usami and goalkeeper Masaaki Higashiguchi, failed to keep up with the visitors from Argentina, who went ahead in the ...