Ulsan deny Tokyo in frenetic finish
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Brazilian striker Maranhao scored with just two minutes remaining as Ulsan Hyundai twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with FC Tokyo in the AFC Champions League.

Maranhao latched on to a long ball to rescue a precious away point for the South Koreans, following a breathtaking conclusion which featured three goals in eight minutes.

FC Tokyo and Ulsan now have four points each at the top of Group F after two games, with Beijing Guoan playing Brisbane Roar later.

We shouldn't give them gifts like this. But at least we put on an interesting game for the spectators.
Ranko Popovic, FC Tokyo coach

Defender Yuhei Tokunaga had opened the scoring in the first half for FC Tokyo when he buried a looping shot from the edge of the box following Tatsuya Yazawa's corner. Ulsan had to wait until ten minutes from time for their first equaliser, when forward Kim Seung-Yong received a raking kick from his own goalkeeper and flicked home for 1-1. Yohei Kajiyama put the hosts ahead again three minutes later before substitute Maranhao's late strike on 88 minutes.

Afterwards, Tokyo's coach Ranko Popovic said his players needed more experience. He said: "We shouldn't give them gifts like this.

"But at least we put on an interesting game for the spectators as the two teams scored four goals. I hope we can play better in the next game. My players need more experience to be mature."

Tokyo playmaker Kajiyama admitted it was a frustrating result after the hosts led for most of the game.

"We lost goals easily after long balls while we were leading the game," he rued. "I wanted to gain three points, because this is our home game, but at least we have one point from the draw."