• Kyodo


Japan midfielder Takefusa Kubo forced the opposing goalkeeper into an 88th-minute own goal as Mallorca edged Athletic Bilbao 3-2 at home on Monday, their second back-to-back win of the Spanish first-division season and first since August.

The 20-year-old played a pass into the box after a short corner down the left and struck a loose ball onto the near post. The ball cannoned off the woodwork and into the back of the diving Unai Simon’s head before finding the back of the net.

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