• Kyodo


Japan midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura scored an equalizer from the penalty spot in the 23rd minute for his first goal of the season and added another from a second-half free-kick to hand Reggina a 4-4 draw at Brescia in the Serie A on Sunday.

News photoReggina’s Shunsuke Nakamura waves to fans after scoring during his team’s Serie A thriller at Brescia.

Dubbed the “Baggio of the Orient” by the Italian press, the deadball specialist sent the Brescia goalkeeper the wrong way from the penalty spot.

Nakamura scored the penalty after forward David Di Michele was brought down in the box.

Nakamura curled in a free-kick in the 73rd minute but his efforts were not enough as the sides battled to a high-scoring draw with former European Player of the Year Roberto Baggio missing a penalty for Brescia.

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