Masashi Motoyama's right leg erased the momentum toward Kawasaki when 2007 J-League Champion Kashima Antlers edged out 2007 ACL contender Kawasaki Frontale to advance to the JFA Emperor's Cup Final for the 11th title on coming New Year's Day.
It was fun game. Kawasaki was making the offence from side-attacks to decisive strikers, Juninho and Tese Chong as Kashima making from midfielder Mitsuo Ogasawara's fielding. Entering the 2nd half, it surprising me when Antlers' goalkeeper Jun Sogahata's punt connected to Motoyama's volley shot which easily found the net behind the opposite keeper Eiji Kawashima.
Well-known Antlers as the game expert had come back maybe. Sure if the 11th crown goes to them in the Final.
JFA Emperor's Cup
Semi Finals at National Stadium, Tokyo (29 Dec)
Kawasaki 0-1 Kashima