In Malaysia, strugglers Kelantan United and Kuching City met in the league last Monday with the former registering an all-important 2-1 win in the battle for survival while there were also matches taking place in the Philippines, so join the-AFC.com as we review the week’s action from East Asia and ASEAN.
Japan: Nagoya edge past Kashima
Haruki Yoshida struck a late winner as Nagoya Grampus edged Kashima Antlers 2-1 in extra time on Sunday to progress to the semi-finals of the J.League Cup. After the first leg finished 1-1, Taika Nakashima gave Nagoya an early lead before Hayato Nakama’s second-half strike forced an additional 30 minutes in Kashima.
Yokohama F. Marinos, meanwhile, overturned a first-leg deficit against Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo to advance to the last four. After losing the away leg 3-2 on Wednesday, goals from Kota Mizunuma, Anderson Lopes and Nam Tae-hee gave Kevin Muscat’s side a 3-0 win in Yokohama at the weekend.