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Yamagata scores late equalizer against Nagoya

Apr 8, 2015

Yamagata scores late equalizer against Nagoya

Nagoya was denied a third straight Nabisco Cup victory at the last minute by Montedio Yamagata as Grampus settled for a 3-3 draw on Wednesday. Substitute striker Hiroki Bandai’s glancing header from a floating Kim Byeom-yong cross in the 92nd minute allowed Yamagata to ...

Benteke treble saves point for Villa

Apr 8, 2015

Benteke treble saves point for Villa

Christian Benteke scored a hat trick as Aston Villa twice came from behind against Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday to draw 3-3 and stay out of the relegation zone. Benteke’s final goal came directly from a free kick in the 83rd minute of a ...

Takasaki steers Antlers to dramatic victory with late goal

Apr 7, 2015

Takasaki steers Antlers to dramatic victory with late goal

Kashima Antlers lived to see another day in the Asian Champions League thanks to substitute Hiroyuki Takasaki’s last-gasp header that gave them a 2-1 win over Guangzhou Evergrande on Tuesday. A first-half Yasushi Endo penalty pushed Toninho Cerezo’s men in front, but 2013 champion ...

Apr 7, 2015

Tosu's Kim receives four-game ban

The J. League on Tuesday suspended Sagan Tosu defender Kim Min-hyeok for four games for stomping on fallen Kashima Antlers player Mu Kanazaki last Friday. Kim will miss the league games on April 12 and 18 as well as the Nabisco Cup matches on ...

'King Kazu' rewrites scoring record

Apr 5, 2015

'King Kazu' rewrites scoring record

Former Japanese international Kazuyoshi Miura broke his own record as the J. League’s oldest scorer with a header for Yokohama FC in a 3-2 defeat to Jubilo Iwata in the second division on Sunday. Miura scored at the age of 48 years, one month ...

Moriwaki's 85th-minute goal sinks Yamaga

Apr 4, 2015

Moriwaki's 85th-minute goal sinks Yamaga

Ryota Moriwaki scored the lone goal in the dying minutes as Urawa Reds defeated Matsumoto Yamaga 1-0 to remain unbeaten after four games in the J. League on Saturday. Urawa nearly had to settle for a point from a contest it largely dominated — ...

Apr 4, 2015

Milan's Honda out with foot injury

Japan Midfielder Keisuke Honda Will Miss Ac Milan’s Serie A Game Away To Palermo On Saturday Due To A Foot Injury, Milan Boss Filippo Inzaghi Said Friday. Inzaghi said Honda suffered a sprained left ankle in training on Thursday and expects him to be ...

Gamba's Usami scores pair in triumph over Grampus

Apr 3, 2015

Gamba's Usami scores pair in triumph over Grampus

In-form striker Takashi Usami capped a memorable week with a brace as Japanese treble winners Gamba Osaka defeated visiting Nagoya Grampus 3-1 in the J. League on Friday night. Usami, who opened his Japan account on Tuesday in a 5-1 friendly win over Uzbekistan ...

Halilhodzic warns against complacency after big win

Apr 1, 2015

Halilhodzic warns against complacency after big win

by Andrew Mckirdy

New national team manager Vahid Halilhodzic hailed his players’ efforts after Tuesday’s 5-1 thrashing of Uzbekistan, but warned they will have to prove themselves all over again when he picks his next squad. Japan routed the Central Asians at Ajinomoto Stadium to give Halilhodzic ...

Townsend saves draw for England

Apr 1, 2015

Townsend saves draw for England

Andros Townsend scored a late equalizer as England held Italy to a 1-1 draw in an international friendly at the Juventus Stadium on Tuesday. Substitute Townsend leveled 11 minutes from time to cancel out Graziano Pelle’s first-half opener after Italy had dominated the opening ...