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Mainz striker Shinji Okazaki became Japan’s most prolific scorer in a single season in Europe’s top leagues on Saturday when he bagged his 14th goal of the Bundesliga campaign in a 2-0 win over Nuremberg.

On target twice in last weekend’s 4-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund, the 28-year-old hitman headed in a curling free kick from Johannes Geis to open the scoring on the half-hour mark.

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