Soccer: Kanazaki, Mateus goals give Grampus 2-0 win against Antlers

Goals from Mu Kanazaki and Mateus secured Nagoya Grampus a 2-0 win Saturday against a Kashima Antlers side reduced to 10 men in the 68th minute, when Brazilian midfielder Juan Alano picked up his second yellow card.Both clubs came into the J-League first-division clash at Kashima Stadium with a top three finish and berth in next year’s Asian Champions League in their crosshairs.Massimo Ficcadenti’s men took the lead in the seventh minute after Ryuji Izumi was penalized for a dangerous challenge on Brazilian forward Mateus at the edge of the box. Former Antler Kanazaki stepped up and converted …

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