Frontale fall to own-goal

Frontale fall to own-goal

Kawasaki Frontale were denied the win in a 1-1 draw against Suwon Samsung Bluewings in their AFC Champions League opener on Wednesday.

Yu Kobayashi put his side in the driving seat in the 11th minute when he turned home Kengo Nakamura’s well-executed volleyed pass, as they looked to gain the early initiative in Group G.

However, Shogo Taniguchi scored an own goal when he unwittingly turned into his net after a ball came back off his shin, leaving Jung Sung-ryong helpless.

Frontale are next in action when they travel to Hong Kong to face Eastern SC.