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Leandro's fine late strike gave FC Tokyo a 1-0 victory over debutants Perth Glory, as former Arsenal forward Park Chu-young scored FC Seoul's winner against Melbourne Victory in the AFC Champions League on Tuesday.
For the first time since 2004, Yokohama F.Marinos – part owned by the City Football Group – have been crowned champions of Japan.
New teenage Real Madrid signing Takefusa Kubo said it was an "honor" to be nicknamed the "Japanese Messi" when speaking to reporters at the Copa America on Thursday.
Real Madrid announced the hiring of Takefusa Kubo, a talented 18-year-old attacking midfielder from FC Tokyo who trained for years at La Masia, where he was often referred to as the 'Japanese Messi'.
According to "Mundo Deportivo", Takefusa Kubo will not be coming back to Barcelona because of his agent's requests. They reportedly want him to have a role in the first team and have a salary in accordance to his position in the Spanish First Division.
Spanish publication 'Sport' claims that Zinedine Zidane's side are looking to seal a deal for a player who was forced to leave La Masia in 2015 due to FIFA sanctions.
A superb brace by Kota Mizunuma rocked Sven-Goran Eriksson's Shanghai SIPG as they lost 2-1 to FC Tokyo in the AFC Champions League Round of 16 first leg on Tuesday.