• Kyodo


Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Takashi Inui once again proved to be a handful for opponents on Sunday but blew an opportunity to score in his fourth consecutive match in the newly promoted Bundesliga club’s 2-1 victory at home over Freiburg.

With Japan manager Alberto Zaccheroni in the stands, Inui got behind Freiburg’s defense for a one-on-one in the first half with keeper Oliver Baumann. But after running nearly half the field and latching on to a through ball, Inui shot straight at the goalkeeper. The failure proved costly in the 50th minute, when the visitors opened their account with a goal by Max Kruse.

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