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SHIZUOKA (Kyodo) Marcio Richardes struck a late equalizer to rescue a point for Albirex Niigata in a 1-1 draw away to Shimizu S-Pulse in the J-League on Sunday.

Shinji Okazaki got on the end of Daisuke Ichikawa’s cross to head in his 11th goal of the season after 34 minutes at Outsourcing Stadium. Shimizu continued to dictate the pace but paid the price for not making the most of their opportunities as Marcio Richardes leveled with a free kick 13 minutes from time.

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