• Kyodo


Japan forward Takuma Asano came off the bench to score his first goal of the season for Bochum in the German first division on Saturday, securing his team a 2-2 home draw against Koln.

Asano, called up by manager Hajime Moriyasu for Japan’s upcoming home World Cup qualifiers against China and Saudi Arabia, steered a loose ball inside the box into the bottom corner in the 70th minute, five minutes after coming on.

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