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Japanese clubs dominate the J.League Asia Challenge

J1 League sides Yokohama F. Marinos and Kashima Antlers were champions and runners-up, respectively, in the 2017 J.League Asia Challenge.

Thai League club Bangkok United recorded an impressive 4-3 victory over Kashima Antlers on Thursday, but it was not enough to help them to climb over the Japanese side on the table.

Meanwhile, Yokohama F. Marinos defeated Sunphaburi in a 4-0 victory to cement their position on the top of the table.

The J.League Asia Challenge was created as a part of the J.League’s Asian strategy. Beginning in 2017 and continuing over a three-year period, this competition will be hosted in countries whose domestic leagues are partnered with the J.League.