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Kashima Antlers Beat Man-U in Friendly Football


Japanese J-League leaders Kashima Antlers have upset English Premier League football (soccer) team Manchester United, 2-1, in a friendly match in Tokyo.

Japan national team midfielder Masashi Motoyama scored both goals for the home team. He opened the scoring in the fifth minute and then scored the game-winner in the 24th minute.

United's Welsh midfielder Ryan Giggs tied the game at 1-1 in the seventh minute, finishing off a cross from Portuguese midfielder Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo nearly gave United the lead in the 14th minute but his shot hit the side netting. Right after that happened, a 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck the stadium, but the game was not interrupted.

In other exhibition game results, German powerhouse Bayern Munich beat FC Tokyo, 4-0, and Italy's ACF Fiorentina beat Cerezo Osaka, 3-0.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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