Kashima Antlers vs Guangzhou Evergrande 30/5/2017
Guangzhou have a slender lead to protect in Japan after a tight 1-0 win in the first leg. Paulinho scored the winning goal in China with 15 minutes to go, saving fellow countryman Ricardo Goulart’s blushes. The striker had two shots on target, and scuffed the other five shots. Guangzhou will aim to extend their winning record against J-League opposition, where they are on 10 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses. They were involved in league action, maintain their lead at the top of the Chinese Super League with a 2-0 win over Chongqin. Kashima, however, were spared from league action, which should make them a fresher unit.