Koroki at the double in hard-fought Reds win

Koroki at the double in hard-fought Reds win

Shinzo Koroki’s brace enabled Urawa Reds to battle to a 3-2 MEIJI YASUDA J1 League victory at Vegalta Sendai 

The Japan international struck before the half-hour mark, a goal that was cancelled out by Hirotaka Mita, before notching again after 60 minutes.

Rafael Silva then fired in the Reds’ third even if Crislan’s consolation caused a few nervy moments, as the AFC Champions League semi-finalists earned a morale-boosting three points.

Takafumi Hori’s men next take on Vissel Kobe as they look to climb the J1 League standings, before they face Shanghai SIPG in the second leg of the ACL.