Japan lifts Asian Cup over Australia

Padang ekspres.net-Japan won the Asian Cup for a record fourth time when substitute striker Tadanari Lee struck in extra time for a 1-0 victory over Australia on Saturday.

Lee slammed home a left-foot volley in the 109th when he was left completely unmarked 10 meters (yards) from Australia's goal.

Lee had all the time in the world to perfectly time his volley from a cross by defender Yuto Nagatoma.

Australia was in its first final since switching from Oceania to Asia in 2006 and also lost to Japan in the quarterfinals on penalties four years ago.


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