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Japan forward Takuma Asano hit a brace on Saturday as Bochum edged past Hoffenheim 2-1 away in the German first division.

Asano took his season’s tally to three goals, and his first of the match saw him get on to a long ball from keeper Manuel Riemann on the left and cut inside before drilling in a fierce strike from 25 meters out just inside the near post.

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