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United Clark puts up better showing but still falls to Kawasaki

Kei Chinen celebrates after scoring the opening goal for Kawasaki Frontale. AFC
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Despite once again losing, United Clark played better football than its last two matches as evidenced by just holding Kawasaki Frontale to just two goals on Monday night at the Milliy Stadium in Tashkent.

Unlike in their first meeting on Saturday night that saw Kawasaki pulling away in the second half, United Clark keeper Anthony Pinthus only let one goal go in in each of the two halves.

Kawasaki went up front in the 18th minute when Kei Chinen fired a goal from a tough angle on the left flank.

However, it took a full hour before Kawasaki scored again as Tatsuya Hasegawa made no mistake in his pointblank attempt.

Kawasaki remains perfect in Group I with the full 12 points.

United Clark, on the other hand, remains at the bottom with only one point and a more inferior goal difference to show.

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