Hong Kong: Yoshinori Muto netted twice as leaders Vissel Kobe defeated FC Tokyo 3-2 on Saturday to extend their unbeaten run to six league games in Japan, but defending champions Yokohama F. Marinos are hot on their heels as Kevin Muscat’s side triumphed over Avispa Fukuoka to remain three points behind.
Unbeaten Chengdu Rongcheng handed Shanghai Shenhua their first defeat of the season in China PR during the midweek, displacing their opponents from second place, but leaders Shanghai Port continue to be in the driver’s seat as they too remain unbeaten in the league and have a game in hand.
In Korea Republic, defending champions Ulsan Hyundai dropped points for only the third time this season as they were held in a six-goal thriller by Daejeon Hana Citizen while matches also took place in Chinese Taipei, so join the-AFC.com as we review the week’s action from across East Asia.
Japan: Vissel make it six games unbeaten
Former Newcastle United forward Yoshinori Muto scored a brace as Vissel Kobe edged FC Tokyo 3-2 on Saturday to maintain a three-point lead at the top of the J1 League. Muto’s double and Yuya Osako’s 11th goal of the season had Vissel 3-0 up at half-time, but penalties from Diego Oliveira and Pedro Perotti made for a nervous ending. .....
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