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Muto scores first goal of season in Mainz win

Sep 10, 2017

Muto scores first goal of season in Mainz win

Yoshinori Muto opened his season account by equalizing for Mainz in a 3-1 victory at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. With the visitors down one, Muto struck just before the interval from a leftwing Daniel Brosinski cross, volleying into the net with his left foot. Abdou Diallo ...

Manchester City turns on style to trash Liverpool

Sep 10, 2017

Manchester City turns on style to trash Liverpool

Liverpool went from dishing out a humiliation to being on the receiving end of one. A 5-0 loss at Manchester City on Saturday handed Juergen Klopp his biggest loss in two years managing Liverpool. And it quickly punctured the optimism gathering around their English Premier ...

Kanazaki carries league-leading Antlers past Ardija

/ Sep 9, 2017

Kanazaki carries league-leading Antlers past Ardija

The Kashima Antlers edged relegation-threatened Omiya Ardija 1-0 on Saturday to move six points clear at the top of the table as J. League first-division action resumed after the international break. Mu Kanazaki fired Kashima in front with his 10th goal of the season in ...

PSG overwhelms Kawashima, Metz

Sep 9, 2017

PSG overwhelms Kawashima, Metz

Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima had a busy day picking the ball out of the net Friday as 10-man club Metz fell 5-1 at home to Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1. Edinson Cavani scored twice while Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Lucas Moura also got on the ...

Vissel's Leandro undergoes season-ending knee surgery

/ Sep 8, 2017

Vissel's Leandro undergoes season-ending knee surgery

Leandro is done for the J. League season and beyond after the Vissel Kobe striker was ruled out for eight to nine months with a damaged left anterior cruciate ligament, the team announced Friday. Leandro, the league's joint top scorer last season with 19 goals ...

Japan eager to start World Cup preparations

/ Sep 7, 2017

Japan eager to start World Cup preparations

Japan feels sorry it could not come through for Australia against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, but the Socceroos' minimal win over Thailand did not help matters, firing up the Saudis who saw an opportunity they did not let go of to qualify for their ...

Japan to face New Zealand in October friendly

/ Sep 6, 2017

Japan to face New Zealand in October friendly

Japan will play New Zealand in one of two October friendlies as the Blue Samurai build toward next year's World Cup finals in Russia, the Japan Football Association said Wednesday. Vahid Halilhodzic's men will play New Zealand in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, on Oct. 6, before ...