Kashima Antlers won the annual Suruga Bank Championship, which pits the holders of the J.League Cup against the winners of the Copa Sudamericana, by beating Universidad de Chile 7-6 on penalties following a 2-2 draw.
Al Hilal have claimed yet another Saudi title, while in Iran holders Sepahan are on the cusp of securing the championship. FIFA.com’s weekly review of Asian leagues also visits Korea Republic, Japan, China PR and Oman.
Kashima Antlers earned their first victory of the J.League season by beating Avispa Fukuoka 2-1, while Vegalta Sendai returned to their stadium and enjoyed a 1-0 win over Urawa Red Diamonds.
Kashima Antlers defeated Gamba Osaka 5-3 on penalties to garner the Xerox Super Cup at the National Stadium in Tokyo following a 1-1 draw.
Albirex Niigata moved into second by upsetting defending champions Kashima Antlers, while Omiya Ardija beat Sanfrecce Hiroshima.