Hong Kong: League leaders Vissel Kobe dropped points for the second game running in Japan as they were beaten 2-0 by third-from-bottom Yokohama FC on Sunday allowing defending champions Yokohama F. Marinos to tie them on points following a goalless draw against Urawa Red Diamonds.
With 10 games left of the league campaign, Shanghai Port are in the driver’s seat in China PR as they have a 14-point advantage at the top of the table after a 2-1 win over Tianjin Jinmen Tiger on Thursday while Shandong Taishan emerged as their closest challengers pipping Shanghai Shenhua to second place.
In Korea Republic, reigning champions Ulsan Hyundai shared the spoils in a goalless draw against Daegu FC on Saturday, but second-placed Pohang Steelers failed to capitalise as they dropped points against FC Seoul in a 2-2 draw on Friday, so join the-AFC.com as we review the week’s action from East Asia.
Japan: Vissel, Marinos tied at the top
League leaders Vissel Kobe suffered a shock 2-0 defeat at the hands of relegation battlers Yokohama FC on Sunday allowing defending champions Yokohama F. Marinos to move level on points with the frontrunners after a goalless draw with AFC Champions League™ 2022 winners Urawa Red Diamonds. .....
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