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Sanfrecce crash in Seoul as Tokyo overcome plucky Binh Duong

Sanfrecce crash in Seoul as Tokyo overcome plucky Binh Duong

The second match day of the 2016 AFC Champions League group stage kicked off on Tuesday, with J.League clubs continuing to experienced mixed fortunes in the continental tournament.

In the early fixture, Sanfrecce Hiroshima lost 1-4 at FC Seoul, leaving them with no points from two matches. 

Kazuhiko Chiba’s first-half goal helped the Japanese champions head into halftime with the score deadlocked at 1-1, but they were outclassed in the second half by Seoul striker Adriano, who scored his second straight hat trick of the competition before the 70th minute.

Later at chilly Tokyo Stadium, FC Tokyo needed a second-half comeback to complete their 3-1 win over V-League representatives Binh Duong. 

Captain Nguyen Anh Duc gave the visitors a surprise lead in the first half, but the capital side struck back with goals by Nathan Burns and Ryoichi Maeda as well as an own goal.

The round continues on Wednesday night, with Gamba Osaka hosting Melbourne Victory and Urawa Reds traveling to Pohang Steelers.

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