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Reysol squander lead to draw with Ventforet

Aug 30, 2015

Reysol squander lead to draw with Ventforet

A tough own goal by Kashiwa goalkeeper Takanori Sugeno gifted Ventforet Kofu a point as Reysol were held to a 2-2 draw in the J. League on Sunday. Tatsuma Yoshida’s men missed an excellent opportunity to cook up the pressure on second-stage leaders Kashima ...

Aug 30, 2015

Nagatomo linked with Leicester move

Leicester City is attempting to sign a second Japanese player in Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo, The Sunday Times reported. Leicester, who added Japan international Shinji Okazaki to its payroll over the summer, has agreed to a fee of £3 million for the 28-year-old ...

Muto opens Mainz account with two-goal salvo

Aug 30, 2015

Muto opens Mainz account with two-goal salvo

Japan forward Yoshinori Muto scored his first two goals in Europe with a brace in Mainz’s 3-0 win over Hannover on Saturday. Muto opened his Bundesliga account in the 15th minute, when he struck off the far post on his first touch after being ...

Antlers notch three second-half goals to bury Frontale

Aug 29, 2015

Antlers notch three second-half goals to bury Frontale

Kashima Antlers stayed on top of the J. League second-stage table after a 3-1 away win to Kawasaki Frontale on Saturday. Second-half goals from Caio, Mu Kanazaki and Shuhei Akasaki pushed Kashima on to 22 points from nine games as Antlers remained perfect under ...

Kagawa strikes twice as Dortmund cruises

Aug 28, 2015

Kagawa strikes twice as Dortmund cruises

Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa scored twice and Marco Reus hit a hat trick as Borussia Dortmund hammered Norway’s Odd Grenland 7-2 to qualify for the Europa League with an 11-5 aggregate win on Thursday night. Ole Jorgen Halvorsen headed Odds in front against the ...

Barca lands in favorable CL group

Aug 28, 2015

Barca lands in favorable CL group

Barcelona got a favorable start to its title defense, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s wish to go home was granted and Benfica was given the longest trip in Champions League history on Thursday. The group-stage draw also means Bayern Munich play Arsenal for the third time in ...

Aug 27, 2015

Inui leaves Frankfurt for Spanish side Eibar

Japanese international midfielder Takashi Inui has requested to leave Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt for Spanish club Eibar, the German club announced on Wednesday. Eintracht, currently 12th in the Bundesliga after two games, said in a statement that it had agreed to the 27-year-old’s request ...

Gamba, Jeonbuk draw in first leg of ACL quarters

Aug 26, 2015

Gamba, Jeonbuk draw in first leg of ACL quarters

Japanese treble winners Gamba Osaka stayed in the hunt for a second Asian Champions League crown after grinding out a 0-0 draw away to South Korea’s Jeonbuk Motors in the first leg of the their quarterfinal on Wednesday night. Jeonbuk, the 2006 champions, enjoyed ...

Valencia advances; Celtic slips up

Aug 26, 2015

Valencia advances; Celtic slips up

Valencia gave Spain a record five teams in the Champions League group phase after eliminating Monaco on Tuesday, while Swedish side Malmo rallied to oust Celtic in their playoff. Valencia advanced with a 4-3 aggregate score despite losing 2-1 at Monaco. The former two-time ...