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Corica brace boosts Sydney
Sydney FC continue to push for the quarter finals of the Asian Champions League.
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2007 18:09 GMT

Alex Brosque: Celebrates scoring the second goal [GALLO/GETTY]

Veteran Sydney midfielder Steve Corica scored twice and Alex Brosque added another goal as Sydney FC beat Indonesian champions Persik Kediri 3-0.
 
After a scoreless first half, Corica scored in the 54th minute before Brosque put Sydney ahead 2-0 in the 73rd minute.
 
Corica scored his second goal with seconds left in regulation time.
Corica drove home the first Sydney goal after a diving Persik goalkeeper Kurnia Sandy could manage to only palm away David Zdrilic's powerful header.
 
Up to that stage, the Indonesian champions had dominated.

Brosque scored from a well-taken volley via Terry McFlynn and Zdrilic.

Corica capped the win just before fulltime, side-footing Ufuk Talay's cross past reserve goalkeeper Wahyudi before 10,070 fans at in western Sydney.

In other matches, Jong Tae-se scored two late goals to lead Kawasaki Frontale of Japan over South Korea's Chunnam Dragons 3-0 Wednesday and within sight of the Asian Champions League quarterfinals.
 
Kawasaki, with 10 points, takes a six point lead in Group F over Chunnam and Indonesia's Arema Malang, a 1-0 winner over Thailand's Bangkok University.
 
Jong, born in Japan to Korean parents, scored in the 81st and 87th minutes to seal the win for Kawasaki after Brazilian Carlos Juninho opened the scoring.
 
South Korea's Seongnam Ilhwa beat Adelaide United 1-0 in Group G to end the Australian team's quest for the quarterfinals.

While China's Shandong Luneng retained the lead with a 3-2 win over Dong Tam Long of Vietnam.

Reds cling to lead

Japan's Urawa Red played out a scoreless draw with Shanghai Shenhua in Group E to eliminate the Chinese team from contention and cling to a one point lead over Sydney FC.

Choi Sung-kuk scored a spectacular goal to lead Seongnam past Adelaide at Seoul.

With two preliminary games left to play, Adelaide has now lost all but any chance of finishing first and progressing to the quarterfinals. Seongnam is still sight of the Group G lead with seven points behind Shandong Luneng on nine.

Seongnam took a deserved lead after 30 minutes when Adelaide defender Richie Alagich was caught in possession by striker Choi who chipped the ball over the Adelaide goalkeeper from 20 meters.

Dong Tam Long downed

At Long An, Vietnam, Li Jinyu scored his second goal in injury time to lead Shandong Luneng past Dong Tam Long 3-2.

Congolese striker Kabanga Tshamala put the Vietnamese champions ahead in the 14th minute with a powerful shot from 25 meters before striker Wang Yongpo leveled for the Chinese side 15 minutes later with a free kick from 25 meters.

Nguyen Hoang Thuong scored in the 36th minute to give the Vietnamese a 2-1 lead heading into the break.

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