Leandro Domingues double lifts Reysol in Asian Champions League
Leandro Domingues struck twice and set up another as Kashiwa Reysol came from behind to beat Central Coast Mariners in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday night.
The Brazilian midfielder cancelled out Patrick Zwaanswijk's eighth-minute opener, before turning provider for Kenta Kano to grab his first goal since arriving from Yokohama Marinos over the winter.
Domingues then buried a fine volley in the 88th-minute to make sure of the win for Reysol.
The Mariners missed a chance to pull one back at the death as substitute Michael McGlinchey’s spot kick was saved, which is the team’s fifth penalty miss in a row.
Domingues, who was the 2011 J-League Player of the Year, said: "We conceded first but just got the job done. We didn’t do anything special, just kept it simple.
"We won because of our quality as a unit and the quality of each and every individual. I have been here three years and I think we have what it takes to become champions."
Mariners coach Graham Arnold said: "The difference between the two teams was Domingues. He probably earns more than our whole squad."
Emperor's Cup-holders Kashiwa now have a maximum six points from two games in Group H, an advantage of four points over South Korea's Suwon Bluewings who were held 0-0 at home by Guizhou Renhe of China.