Takashi Inui aims to be key contributor for Real Betis

Soccer Jul 12, 2018

Takashi Inui aims to be key contributor for Real Betis

A week after returning to Japan following Samurai Blue's round-of-16 defeat to Belgium at the World Cup, Takashi Inui said Thursday the next step is contributing to his new team, Real Betis, in Spain's La Liga. "I want to enjoy playing soccer, and contribute to ...

Soccer Oct 3, 2017

Getafe's Gaku Shibasaki undergoes surgery for broken foot

Japan midfielder Gaku Shibasaki underwent surgery for a fractured left foot and will spend the next two months on the sidelines, Spanish side Getafe said Monday. The 25-year-old Shibasaki had surgery to fix a hairline fracture in his left foot after suffering the injury in ...

Soccer Jul 18, 2017

Spanish club Getafe locks up Shibasaki with four-year deal

Midfielder Gaku Shibasaki has signed a four-year contract with promoted Spanish top-flight side Getafe, the La Liga club announced Monday. Shibasakispent the past half season in the second division with Tenerife, which missed out on promotion after losing to Getafe in the playoff final. The former ...

Soccer Jun 25, 2017

Shibasaki, Tenerife fail in bid for promotion

Gaku Shibasaki had an assist, but Tenerife missed out on promotion to the Spanish first division after a 3-1 defeat to Getafe in the second leg of the playoff final on Saturday. Tenerife took the first leg 1-0 on Wednesday, when Shibasaki created the winner, ...

Shibasaki helps lift Tenerife past Getafe

Soccer Jun 22, 2017

Shibasaki helps lift Tenerife past Getafe

Gaku Shibasaki contributed an assist to help Tenerife move within a win of promotion through a 1-0 victory over Spanish rival Getafe at home in the first leg of the La Liga promotion playoff final on Wednesday. At the Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez, Jorge Saenz converted ...

Sevilla's Kiyotake plays key role in triumph over Espanyol

Soccer Aug 21, 2016

Sevilla's Kiyotake plays key role in triumph over Espanyol

Hiroshi Kiyotake set up a goal before opening his La Liga account as Sevilla overpowered Espanyol 6-4 in a frenetic season opener on Saturday. Kiyotake, starting on the right of a five-man midfield, delivered a corner from the left for Luciano Vietto in the 22nd ...

Soccer Jun 9, 2016

Sevilla makes offer for Hannover's Kiyotake: report

Japan midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake is on the verge of a move to Spanish side Sevilla from relegated Bunsdesliga side Hannover, German sports magazine Kicker reported Thursday. Sevilla will pay Hannover €6.5 million (about ¥793 million) for Kiyotake and hand the 26-year-old a four-year contract through ...

Soccer Mar 19, 2016

Inui helps Eibar earn La Liga draw

Takashi Inui set up the equalizer as Eibar drew 1-1 away to Getafe on Friday in the Spanish top flight. Inui, who has three goals to his name in his first season in La Liga, had a low shot from 18 meters cannon off the ...