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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 ...

Midfielder Takashi Inui joins Real Betis on a three-year contract

Soccer Jun 1, 2018

Midfielder Takashi Inui joins Real Betis on a three-year contract

Real Betis have acquired Japan international Takashi Inui on a three-year contract, the Spanish team announced Friday on its website. The announcement comes a day after the 29-year-old attacking midfielder was named to Japan's 23-man squad for this month's World Cup finals in Russia. Inui left ...

Ryota Morioka on target as Anderlecht sinks Charleroi

Soccer Apr 30, 2018

Ryota Morioka on target as Anderlecht sinks Charleroi

Midfielder Ryota Morioka set up Anderlecht's first goal and scored the second in a 3-1 victory over Charleroi on Sunday in the Belgian Pro League championship playoffs. The 27-year-old assisted on Pieter Gerkens' 43rd-minute opener for the home side when he picked out the midfielder ...

Shu Kurata's late header lifts Japan over New Zealand

Soccer Oct 6, 2017

Shu Kurata's late header lifts Japan over New Zealand

Shu Kurata opened his international account with a late header to propel Japan past New Zealand 2-1 in a friendly on Friday. With three minutes left on the clock, substitute Kurata dove into a ball headed back to him by Hiroki Sakai after a left-wing ...

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 ...

Soccer Feb 21, 2016

Inui on target but Eibar falls at Celta

Midfielder Takashi Inui scored his third goal of the season but it was not enough to prevent Eibar from falling to a 3-2 defeat away to Celta Vigo in the Spanish first division on Saturday. Celta was humiliated 6-1 at Barcelona last week but a ...

Soccer Aug 23, 2015

Inui linked with Spain move

Japan midfielder Takashi Inui looks set to leave Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt to join Spanish first-division side SD Eibar, according to a report Saturday in the online edition of German paper Frankfurter Rundschau. Frankfurt sporting director Bruno Hubner was quoted as saying that Inui wanted ...

Soccer Apr 28, 2015

Eintracht Frankfurt to keep Inui for 2016 season

Eintracht Frankfurt have decided to extend the contract of Japanese international Takashi Inui for one season to 2016, Frankfurter Rundschau reported on Monday. Inui's deal expires this summer but according to the German local daily, Frankfurt has exercised an option to retain the midfielder's services ...