Fans' Asian Player of the Week: Kawasaki Frontale's Yu Kobayashi

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The Japanese attacking midfielder's display in the first leg of ACL quarterfinals has found favour with the fans who have voiced their approval..

Kawasaki Frontale's attacking midfielder Yu Kobayashi has been chosen as last week's Fans' Asian Player of the Week, following his impressive performance in his team's 3-1 win over Urawa Red Diamonds in the first leg of the AFC Champions League quarterfinal between the two teams. 

He starred with two goals as Kawasaki Frontale won 3-1, putting themselves at a huge advantage ahead of the second leg. 

The 29-year-old opened the scoring from 10 yards just after the half hour before heading home from close in with five minutes remaining to give his side a two-goal cushion ahead of the return fixture next month.

Also in the fray for the honour were Shanghai SIPG winger Wu Lei and Al Ain goalkeeper Khalid Eisa - both of whom were impressive in their respective teams' games this past week. 

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The fans made their voice count as Yu Kobayashi received 60% of the votes while Wu Lei was backed by 30% of the voters. Eisa remained a distant third with just 10% votes to his name. 

Congrats Kobayashi! 

Yu Kobayashi

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