Western Sydney opened their Asian Champions League campaign in dismal fashion with a 4-0 group-stage thrashing by Japanese giants Urawa Red Diamonds.
Three days after their drought-breaking A-League Sydney derby win, a second-string Wanderers side conceded two rapid-fire second-half goals from Japan internationals Shinzo Koroki and Tadanari Lee.
Tomoaki Makino and Rafael then finished off Western Sydney's hopes at Campbelltown Stadium on Tuesday night to deliver the 2014 champions their heaviest...
SAITAMA, Japan -- Kashima Antlers earned their eighth J-League title by beating Urawa Reds 2-1 in the second leg of the final on Saturday.
Antlers lost the first leg 1-0 on Tuesday but clinched the title on away goals after the final finished 2-2 on aggregate.
Former Antlers striker Shinzo Koroki put Urawa ahead with a right-footed volley in the seventh minute, and Mu Kanezaki equalized with a header for the visitors five minutes before the break.
Kanezaki sealed the win with 11 minutes remaining...
SYDNEY -- Japanese club Urawa Red Diamonds advanced to the round of 16 of the Asian Champions League after playing out a goalless draw against Sydney FC on Wednesday.
The draw eliminated defending champions Guangzhou Evergrande and Pohang Steelers as Urawa secured at least second place behind Group H leader Sydney FC.
Urawa, the 2007 champions, will be playing in the round of 16 for the first time since reaching for the 2008 semifinals.
FC Seoul defeated Buriram United 2-1 for their fourth victory...