• Kyodo


Japan goalkeeper Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi made his league debut for FC Nordsjaelland on Sunday but was unable to keep a clean sheet as his new club went down 2-1 away to Herfolge in the Danish Superleague.

Elsewhere in Europe, midfielder Shinji Ono set up the opening goal in front of watching Japan coach Zico as Feyenooord ran out a 2-0 winner at home to RBC Roosendaal while Hidetoshi Nakata and Atsushi Yanagisawa faced off as Nakata’s Parma beat Sampdoria 1-0 in the Italian Serie A.

Also in Italy, playmaker Shunsuke Nakamura started but was substituted in the 69th minute in Reggina’s 0-0 draw away to Nakata’s former club Perugia.

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