Yuki Abe scored a penalty with two minutes left to offer J-League aspect Urawa Reds a 1-zero victory over Brazil’s Chapecoense within the Suruga Financial institution Championship on Tuesday.
Referee Kim Jong Hyeok awarded the spot-kick after judging that Chapecoense captain Grolli took Zlatan Ljubijankic down.
Chapecoense protested the decision and Grolli stated after the match that he didn’t foul Ljubijankic.
Chapecoense was enjoying its first aggressive match abroad since all however three of its gamers have been killed in a aircraft crash in November close to Medellin, Colombia.
The annual midsummer match pits the Copa Sudamericana champions towards the J-League cup holders.