GUANGZHOU (AP) - Chinese champion Guangzhou Evergrande kicked off this year's Asian Champions League with a 3-0 win over 2007 winners Urawa Reds of Japan on Tuesday.
Paraguay striker Lucas Barrios scored in the 16th minute and Brazilian forward Muriqui doubled the lead in the 66th at Guangzhou Sport Center. An own-goal by Keita Suzuki in the first minute of stoppage time added the third.
Marcello Lippi's star-studded squad is aiming to bring the trophy to China for the first time.
In other matches, Jeonbuk Motors and Muanthong United drew 2-2, FC Seoul beat Jiangsu Sainty 5-1, and Vegalta Sendai and Buriram United played to a 1-1 draw.