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Kashima beats Tianjin 2-0 in Asian Champions League

August 28, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Brazilian teammates Leo Silva and Serginho scored a goal each Tuesday to give Kashima Antlers a 2-0 win over Tianjin Quanjian in the first leg of the Asian Champions League quarterfinals.

The eight-time Japanese champions got both goals in the second half.

The winner of the two-leg series will face South Korean opposition in the semifinals. Jeonbuk Motors, champion in 2006 and 2016, hosts K-League rival Suwon Bluewings on Wednesday.

Suwon, however, will be without coach Seo Jung-won. Seo resigned Tuesday with Suwon 21 points behind leader Jeonbuk in the league.

Later Tuesday in Doha, Qatari powerhouse Al Duhail will face Iranian club Persepolis.

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