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Central Coast Mariners will face J.League outfit Kashiwa Reysol in the 2013 AFC Champions League group stage after the Chiba-based club defeated Gamba Osaka 1-0 in...
Eddy Bosnar's Shimizu S-Pulse will face Kashima Antlers in the final of the Emperor's Cup, with the winner qualifying for the AFC Champions League.
Kashima Antlers beat Shimizu S-Pulse 2-1 to win the Emperor's Cup and clinch a place in the AFC Champions League.
Nagoya Grampus bowed out of the season-closing Emperor's Cup with a 4-3 loss on penalties to Yokohama F. Marinos while Cerezo Osaka eliminated Shimizu S-Pulse.
The Emperor's Cup final will be an all second division affair when Kyoto Sanga and FC Tokyo vie for honours and a berth in next year's Asian Champions League.