Kawasaki hands United Clark 2nd straight blowout loss

Kawasaki hands United Clark 2nd straight blowout loss

Kawasaki extended United Clark's woes with an 8-0 win. AFC
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--For the second straight time, United Clark suffered a franchise-worst defeat, this time letting Kawasaki Frontale score an 8-0 win over them in the AFC Champions League at the Lokomotiv Stadium in Tashkent on Friday night.

Unlike in its 0-7 loss to Daegu on Tuesday night at the nearby Milliy Stadium, United Clark seemed on track of at least holding fort against Kawasaki, keeping its Japanese opponent from scoring in the first 30 minutes of the match pitting domestic league champs.

Kawasaki finally got one in the 33rd minute when Kaoru Mitoma headed a goal off a corner kick.

Ryota Oshima, meanwhile, struck a rocket from way out to make it 2-0 for the Japanese side.

The breakaway began in the 50th minute when Leandro Damiao scored to stretch the lead to three.

Kento Tachibanada then began his quest for a hat trick with a 56th minute attack to make it 4-0.

He would score again in the 65th and 70th minutes to complete the three-goal showing.

Mitoma then completed his own brace in the 82nd minute before Yasuto Wakizaka put the exclamation point with a stoppage time goal.

With Daegu only beating Beijing, 5-0, at the Milliy Stadium in a simultaneous action, United Clark crashed to the bottom of Group I on overall goal difference at the end of the first round of the group stages.

Kawasaki, on the other hand, swept the first round with the full nine points anchored on 18 made goals in total.

Both United Clark and Kawasaki will face off anew on Monday to start the second round of action.

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