Football

Muangthong shocks Kashima

Muangthong United scored their first-ever Asian Football Confederation Champions League victory last night, with a shock 2-1 win over Japan's Kashima Antlers at the Supachalasai National Stadium in Thailand.

Theerathon Bunmathan gave the Thais the lead in the 12th minute with a curling free-kick from 25 metres out, but forward Pedro Junior levelled for the Japanese side in the 47th minute, slotting home from close range.

Substitute forward Suzuki Yuma sent an 84th-minute penalty wide, before Xisco Jimenez slotted home the winner deep into injury time. - WIRE SERVICES