• Kyodo


Shunsuke Nakamura played the full 90 minutes to help Celtic win the Scottish League Cup after a 3-0 win over Dunfermline in the final Sunday.

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Shunsuke Nakamura of Celtic holds the trophy aloft as he celebrates winning the CIS Insurance Cup Final against Dunfermline Athletic at Hampden Park.

Nakamura was brought down just outside the penalty box and Shaun Maloney curled home the resultant free kick after 77 minutes for the second goal. The Japanese playmaker also had a hand in the third in injury time that sealed Celtic’s 13th League Cup triumph.

“It was just one of more than 40 games of the season for us and I didn’t get overly nervous at all in the final,” Nakamura said after the victory, which gave him his first title as a Celtic player.

Okubo on target

Yoshito Okubo of Real Mallorca came on in the 60th minute as a substitute and equalized for his team 11 minutes later in a 1-1 draw at Sevilla, netting his first goal since his strike in a 2-2 draw at Deportivo Coruna on Jan. 22.

Mallorica is currently 14th in the 20-team table.

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