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Shimizu S-Pulse fended off a persistent attack by visiting Vegalta Sendai for a 1-1 draw in the J. League first division on Sunday.

Shimizu midfielder Shota Kaneko opened the scoring in the ninth minute, soaring a screamer over the head of Vegalta goalkeeper Kentaro Seki from well outside the box. Despite a massive leap, Seki couldn’t lay a hand on the ball as it pounded into the top left corner.

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