Soccer: Nishikawa saves day as Reds advance to ACL final on penalties

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Keeper Shusaku Nishikawa blocked two penalty kicks as Japan's Urawa Reds advanced to the Asian Champions League final by winning the penalty shootout after drawing their semifinal 2-2 after extra time with South Korea's Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors on Thursday. Nishikawa blocked Jeonbuk's first two shots before Reds clinched it 3-1 on Ataru Esaka's kick at their Saitama Stadium home ground and will now go in search of their third Asian championship. "Winning the penalty shootout allows us a chance to gain some long-awaited revenge for (our loss in) 2019," Nishikawa said of Reds' last appearance in t...

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