UHLSPORT-Rangers were given a rude introduction to big-time soccer when they crashed 3-1 to visiting J.League side Yokohama Flugels in the second-round, first-leg tie of the Asian Cup Winners' Championship at Hong Kong Stadium. Rangers, playing the first Asian club tie in their 31-year history, had promised all-out attack but last season's double cup champions were forced on the defensive for most of the match. Flugels should easily clear their second-leg hurdle in 15 days' time in Yokohama. 'We were beaten by a better team. They are a real professional outfit,' admitted Rangers' chairman Lam Tai-fai. 'We might have been overly confident,' he added. Defensive mistakes led to the Flugels' opening two goals. On 26 minutes striker Shinya Mitsuoka broke through chasing a loose ball and was brought down in the box by Rangers' captain Yan Lik-kin. Osamu Maeda converted the spot-kick. In the 37th minute. Rangers failed to clear Seiichiro Okuno's free kick allowing Mitsuoka to drive a powerful left-foot shot past Peter Guthrie. Mitsuoka scored his second in the 64th minute after picking up an inch-perfect through ball by midfielder Seiichiro Okuno. Guthrie saved his first attempt but Mitsuoka made sure the second time. Tam Siu-wai pulled a goal back from the spot two minutes later after Dimitri Kalkanov was brought down by Nobuyuki Oishi. 'I was a bit surprised when they came back at us in the second half. They put us under some pressure,' said Flugels coach Gert Engels.Teams Rangers: Peter Guthrie; Wu Yiu-kwok, Dimitri Kalkanov, Yan Lik-kin, Chan Chi-keung, Lee Wai-man; Tong Yuen-sing (Cheung Kam-wa 32), Tam Siu-wai, Leung Kam-fai, Alan Reis; Marko Kraljevic. Yokohama Flugels: Hiroshi Sato; Norihiro Satsukawa, Hiroshi Hirakawa, Hideki Yoshioka, Nobuyuki Oishi; Koichi Togashi, Ichizo Nakata, Seiichiro Okuno, Hideaki Kaetsu (Takayuki Yoshida 80); Shinya Mitsuoka (Yasuhiro Hato 79), Osamu Maeda.