The Japanese side outplayed their New Zealand rivals for much of the game but in the end it took a special strike to seal them victory. You can watch the goal below...
The J.League champions qualify as hosts and the technically gifted side face Auckland City of New Zealand in the opening play-off fixture. What should you expect from the Japanese champions?
The New Zealanders are now entering their fourth ever Club World Cup making them the joint record holders with Al Ahly of Egypt. So what can you expect from the North Island side with a touch of Spanish flair?