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Kashima take management in Asian climax

 

Japan’s Kashima Antlers took a big step in direction of clinching their first ever AFC Champions League title after sealing a 2-Zero win over Persepolis of Iran within the first-leg of the continental remaining.

Second-half objectives from Silva and Serginho noticed them put themselves in pole place to achieve the FIFA Membership World Cup UAE 2018, having loved a brave run to the ultimate in 2016 on dwelling soil as Japanese champions.

Each side had been having fun with their first style of a Champions League remaining and Persepolis began this encounter the brighter, nonetheless, spurning a gilt-edged likelihood inside 5 minutes. Ali Alipour discovered himself on their own in entrance of aim eight yards out. Nonetheless, a heroic sliding block from Jung Seunghyun prevented the house crowd from an early set-back, as Kashima weathered an early storm.

Antlers grew into the sport, nevertheless it wasn’t till after the break after they broke the impasse. A pleasant change between Leo Silva and Doi Shoma noticed the Brazilian curl into the underside nook from the sting of the field fantastically.

The vocal help had a lot extra to shout about 12 minutes later as a second Brazilian discovered his manner onto the scoresheeet within the form of Serginho. After Persepolis did not clear a nook sufficiently, Kento Misao flicked the ball again into the field for the midfielder to select the identical nook from an acute angle.

“All of us labored collectively and did all the pieces we would have liked to right now, however now we’ve got to verify we proceed to maintain our focus and be sure that ultimately we take the title,” Silva mirrored after the sport. “Our goal is to win the Champions League so to be able to obtain that now all of us have to provide all our power to verify we do this within the away leg.”

The edges will meet once more in every week on 10 November as Persepolis will look to show the tie on its head and forestall Kashima’s return to the Membership World Cup.

Legends give their tackle The Greatest

 

The Best FIFA Football Awards™

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  • Campbell, Kanu, Schmeichel and Smith in attendance, as The Best finalists revealed
  • Four FIFA Legends gave their reaction after the announcements in London
  • Winners of all awards will be revealed at the Royal Festival Hall on 24 September

The eyes of the football world turned to London, as the finalists for a number of The Best FIFA Football Awards were revealed in the United Kingdom’s capital. Three weeks before the winners will be unveiled at the Royal Festival Hall in London, four FIFA Legends were on hand to give their take on the star-studded list of elite names, who remain in the hunt for planet football’s most-coveted individual prizes.

FIFA.com was there to speak to Sol Campbell, Nwankwo Kanu, Peter Schmeichel and Kelly Smith after the announcements to get their take on The Best finalists.

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Sol Campbell

I think [Modric] is not a recognised scorer, but he’s scored some vital goals, penalty kicks and from free play as well. For me, overall performances have caught the eye. I think fans and coaches, captains and managers, they’ve started to see football, broaden their horizons and open up the spectrum of looking at players and seeing who is fundamentally making this team tick. How are they contributing, and what are they contributing? Yes, we can all see people score goals, we can see people save the vital penalties, but now we’re looking in more detail. I think that’s healthy.

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Nwankwo Kanu

I think for years and years, it’s been only Messi and Ronaldo, but to see other people being part of it, Salah and Modric, it shows that things are changing. Who knows if it’s going to keep going that way? It could be difficult for them to come back. They are good players, they don’t give up. It’s for the other players to show that the times of Messi and Ronaldo have to stop.

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​Peter Schmeichel

I’m very very proud. [Kasper] has worked so hard all his life, and I think in many ways, it feels like it was always supposed to be a little bit more difficult for him. To be nominated as one of the three best goalkeepers in the world, it’s fantastic for him, but as a dad, I’m so proud. He did really well in Russia. It’s events like that where you find out about players, you find out about how good they are. The pressure of playing in a World Cup is incredible.

Kelly Smith

Key to Marta’s longevity are a hunger and desire to keep proving people wrong. When you get to a later part of your career, people start writing you off and you hear it. She has the hunger to keep going and performing at that highest level. She’s playing in one of the top leagues in America, a very physical league and she has been at the forefront of the game for a number of years. She’s got such great technique and skill and vision. You’re never going to lose that. You lose the pace when you get a little bit older, but she is one of the best and has been for a number of years.