Football: Kashima beat Nagoya to mark J-League’s 30th anniversary


Kashima Antlers beat fellow founding member Nagoya Grampus 2-0 on Sunday as the J-League celebrated its 30th anniversary with a specially arranged match at Tokyo’s National Stadium.

Yuma Suzuki and substitute Kei Chinen scored as resurgent Kashima won their fifth straight match without conceding in front of a crowd of 56,020, and their Brazilian icon Zico, watching in the stands in a rematch of the two sides’ very first game in the J-League.

During their first match just two days shy of 30 years ago, England’s 1986 World Cup top scorer Gary Lineker had a goal ruled out for Nagoya for a dubious...

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