The Straits Times
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Published on Feb 27, 2013
 

Football: Uzbek side stun Japanese champions in AFC Champions League

 
 

SINGAPORE (AFP) - Uzbekistan's Bunyodkor provided the biggest upset of this year's AFC Champions League when they shocked J-League title-holders Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2-0 away on Wednesday.

Despite last year's run to the semi-finals the Uzbek cup-winners were considered underdogs against the Japanese champions, but a late goal in each half made them worthy winners in Hiroshima.

Oleksandr Pyshur struck on the stroke of half-time to put the visitors ahead but it wasn't until the 86th minute that Bunyodkor could be sure of the win when Fozil Musaev doubled their advantage.