Two goals in a minute late in the second half sealed Urawa Red Diamonds' place in the semifinals of the Asian Champions League on Wednesday evening as the 2007 champions defeated 10-man Kawasaki Frontale 4-1 on the night and 5-4 on aggregate.
Rafael Silva and Toshiyuki Takagi scored in the 83rd and 84th minutes respectively to earn Takafumi Hori's a place in the last four, where they will take on Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG for a place in this year's final.
Kawasaki had taken the lead...
Kawasaki Frontale took a significant step towards their first-ever AFC Champions League semifinal appearance on Wednesday evening as Toru Oniki's side handed Urawa Red Diamonds a 3-1 defeat in the first leg of their quarterfinal meeting at Todoroki Stadium.
Yu Kobayashi scored twice, either side of a close range volley from Elsinho, while Urawa will cling to the hope provided by Yuki Muto's away goal ahead of the second leg on Sep. 13 at Saitama Stadium.
The winners of the tie will face either Shanghai...
Yuki Abe scored a penalty with two minutes left to give J-League side Urawa Reds a 1-0 victory over Brazil's Chapecoense in the Suruga Bank Championship on Tuesday.
Referee Kim Jong Hyeok awarded the spot-kick after judging that Chapecoense captain Grolli took down Zlatan Ljubijankic.
Chapecoense protested the call and Grolli said after the match that he did not foul Ljubijankic.
Chapecoense were playing its first competitive match overseas since all but three of their players were killed in a plane...