The J-League All Stars put their K-League equivalents to the sword on Saturday evening, winning 4-1 at Incheon World Cup Stadium.
It was a comfortable victory for the select
XL coached by Kashima Antlers boss Oswaldo Oliviera as they avenged last summer’s
3-1 defeat in Tokyo by the Koreans.
After a strong start from the K-League team
on a warm and humid night on the west coast, Kashima Antlers striker Marquinhos
fired the Japanese team ahead after 14 minutes, although a deflection from Li
Weifeng played a part.
The J-Leaguers took control after the break,
and on the hour, Kyoto Sanga’s Korean defender, Lee Jung-soo, scooped a loose
ball home from close range.
Two goals followed in succession from Kengo
Nakamura and Juninho.
With seven minutes remaining, Choi Sung-kuk
was brought down in the area and fired home the resultant penalty to make the
scoreline a little more respectable for the hosts.