(All the goals from the Mizuho Athletics Stadium as Nagoya Grampus eased to a 3-0 victory over Australia’s Central Coast Mariners in the final round of Group G matches)
Nagoya Grampus will travel to either Australia or South Korea in the Round of 16 to play one of Adelaide United and Pohang Steelers respectively, as they successfully ended their Group G campaign by downing Central Coast Mariners 3-0 at the Mizuho Athletics Stadium.
A free-kick from Keiji Tamada and a delicate Jungo Fujimoto lob in the first period were added to by Tulio Tanaka’s header late on, but the margin of victory was not quite sufficient to finish at the top of the table. Winners Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma matched the Grampus scoreline in defeating Tianjin Teda in China, and subsequently took Group G by way of a superior goal difference.
|3||Central Coast Mariners||0|
|Tianjin Teda||0||Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Bit Garam 33′
Jovancic 48′, 68′ (pen.)
|1||Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma||6||4||2||0||13||5||+8||10|
|3||Central Coast Mariners||6||1||3||2||7||11||-4||6|