Left-back Katsuya Nagato scored his first goal of the season and also provided an assist as reigning J1 League champions Yokohama F. Marinos moved within three points of early-season leaders Vissel Kobe in Japan following a 2-0 win over Gamba Osaka on Saturday.
Former Espanyol forward Wu Lei scored and assisted in Shanghai Port’s 2-0 win over Meizhou Hakka which moved them to the summit in China PR while matches also took place in Korea Republic, Chinese Taipei and Guam, so join the-AFC.com as we review the week’s action from across East Asia.
Hong Kong: Southern bag maiden title
Southern defeated Lee Man FC 2-0 in the title clash of the Hong Kong Sapling Cup on Saturday to lift the first-ever major piece of silverware of their 21-year history. After a goalless first half, 35-year-old Brazilian attacker Stefan Pereira scored his 20th and 21st goals of the season to help Southern emerge as the champions. .....