Japan Marches into Asian Cup Final with Victory over China
An own goal from Chinese captain Fan Zhiyi and second-half efforts from Akinori Nishizawa and Tomokazu Myojin set up a Japan showdown with Saudi Arabia in Sunday's final.
China gave the Japanese a scare however, levelling through Qi Hong in the first-half and taking a 2-1 lead through Yang Chen in the 49th minute before Japan fought back for the win.
Saudi Arabia defeated South Korea 2-1 in Thursday's earlier semi-final at Beirut's Sports City Stadium.
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