Football: Ito nets winner as Urawa secure late win over Hiroshima

Atsuki Ito set up the equalizer before hitting a late winner as Urawa Reds claimed a 2-1 comeback win over Sanfrecce Hiroshima at home in the J-League first division on Wednesday.

Ito scored a left-footed volley two minutes into second-half stoppage time when Bryan Linssen headed back a cross for the unmarked midfielder at Saitama Stadium, giving his side all three points to move up to fourth on 27 points with a game in hand.

Ito had set up their 72nd-minute equalizer when he played a tidy ball inside the box for former Marseille defender Hiroki Sakai to side-foot into the far bottom corner.

Hiroshima took the lead five minutes after the break when Takumu Kawamura drove into the box from the left and forced Urawa keeper Shusaku Nishikawa into a save, with the rebound steered home by Tsukasa Morishima.

Sanfrecce remain on 26 points and are sixth in the table.

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