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Hiroshima secures fifth place

Hisato Sato (R) leads his Hiroshima teammates after scoring against Ulsan Hyundai.
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TOYOTA, Japan (AP)

Hisato Sato scored two second-half goals as Japan's Sanfrecce Hiroshima beat Asian champion Ulsan Hyundai 3-2 to wrap up fifth place at the Club World Cup on Wednesday.

Sato gave Hiroshima a 2-1 lead in the 56th minute when he deflected a cross from Satoru Yamagishi, and widened the advantage 18 minutes from time with a left-footed shot from close range. Ulsan defender Lee Yong scored a consolation goal off a free kick deep in stoppage time.

South Korean side Ulsan took a 1-0 lead in the 17th on an own goal by Hiroshima defender Hiroki Mizumoto, who redirected a headed ball past goalkeeper Shusaku Nishikawa.

Hiroshima equalized in the 35th when Satoru Yamagishi calmly tapped in a rebound off a save by Ulsan goalkeeper Kim Young-kwang.


 

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