OSAKA, Japan -- Sanfrecce Hiroshima scored twice in stoppage time to beat Gamba Osaka 3-2 away in the first leg of the J-League final on Wednesday.
Shun Nagasawa put Gamba ahead midway through the first half but Douglas leveled in the 80th minute.
Yasuyuki Konno looked to have won it for Gamba just one minute after Douglas' equalizer, but Sho Sasaki scored on a header in the first minute of stoppage time.
Yoshifumi Kashiwa sealed the victory six minutes into added time to put Sanfrecce in control...
Guangzhou R&F made an ideal debut in the Asian Champions League with a 2-0 win over 2008 champion Gamba Osaka.
Striker Abderrazzaq Hamedallah scored in the 10th minute and Wang Song deflected in a free kick 10 minutes from time to hand the Chinese Super League club a notable win.
Guangzhou R&F manager Cosmin Contra was impressed with the defensive cohesion of his team, which earned a spot in the tournament through qualifying.
"We prepared well for this game and had a little bit of an advantage. They...