Soccer: Antlers eliminate S-Pulse, advance to Levain Cup quarters

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Kashima Antlers booked their ticket to the Levain Cup quarterfinals Sunday, beating Shimizu S-Pulse 2-1 in the second leg of their playoff after goals from Juan Alano and Everaldo. Antlers entered the clash at Kashima Stadium with a 1-0 advantage following Wednesday's first-leg victory at Shizuoka's IAI Stadium. S-Pulse striker Thiago Santana gave his side an early lead, but Alano equalized shortly before the halftime whistle, and Brazilian compatriot Everaldo struck in the 71st minute to seal the 3-1 aggregate win. Consadole Sapporo and visiting Yokohama F Marinos finished the first leg of th...

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