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AFC: Tianjin win comes too late

AFC: Tianjin win comes too late

Two goals from Ma Leilei helped give Tianjin Teda a comfortable 3-1 win over group leaders Kawasake Frontale on Tuesday, but the victory was not enough to send the Chinese team into the second round of the Asian Champions League.
The win gave Tianjin five points in Group H, but with one game left, the north China team trails South Korea's Pohang Steelers on nine points and Kawasake of Japan with 10 points.
A long-range pile driver of a shot from Ma opened the scoring in the 11th minute, and he doubled the score seven minutes later.
Kawasake's Renato Carlos Renatinho scored early in the second half, before Damiano Tommasi added Tianjin's third in the 90th minute.
Australia's Central Coast Mariners trails in fourth place in the group with two points.