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Moriyasu Japan starts strong with 3-0 win over Costa Rica

Sep 11, 2018

Moriyasu Japan starts strong with 3-0 win over Costa Rica

A new-look Japan side gave manager Hajime Moriyasu a winning start to his tenure on Tuesday night, beating Costa Rica 3-0 in an international friendly. Takumi Minamino and Junya Ito scored their maiden international goals in the second half at Panasonic Stadium Suita, ensuring a ...

Takumi Minamino goal helps Salzburg into Champions League playoff

Aug 15, 2018

Takumi Minamino goal helps Salzburg into Champions League playoff

Takumi Minamino scored the winner for Red Bull Salzburg on Tuesday and helped the Austrian Bundesliga side complete a 4-0 aggregate victory against Shkendija in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. With the game goalless in the second minute of penalty time, ...

Ryota Morioka on target as Anderlecht sinks Charleroi

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 ...

Salzburg's Takumi Minamino scores in loss to Lazio

Apr 6, 2018

Salzburg's Takumi Minamino scores in loss to Lazio

Substitute Takumi Minamino scored for Salzburg in the first leg of its Europa League quarterfinal against Lazio on Thursday, but it was not enough to prevent a 4-2 loss in Rome. With Salzburg trailing 2-1,the forward came off the bench in the 70th minute at ...

Takumi Minamino helps Salzburg defeat Mattersburg

Nov 30, 2017

Takumi Minamino helps Salzburg defeat Mattersburg

Striker Takumi Minamino scored his fourth goal of the season on Wednesday, helping his Austrian first-division club Salzburg to a 2-0 home win over Mattersburg. Minamino, who entered the match in the 72nd minute, scored the second goal after an assist from German Reinhold Yabo ...

Takumi Minamino bags double for Red Bull Salzburg

Nov 6, 2017

Takumi Minamino bags double for Red Bull Salzburg

Takumi Minamino scored a brace Sunday, including his first goal since the opening match of the season in July, as he helped Austrian Bundesliga champion Red Bull Salzburg to a 3-1 win away at SKN St. Polten. After St. Polten took a 1-0 lead on ...

Jul 23, 2017

Minamino on target in season-opening win for Salzburg

Striker Takumi Minamino was on target to help visiting Austrian Bundesliga champion Salzburg beat Wolfsberg 2-0 on the opening day of the season Saturday. Reinhold Yabo fired Salzburg into a 28th-minute lead and Munas Dabbur set up Minamino to seal the victory in the dying ...

Minamino strikes twice in Salzburg rout of Admira

Apr 27, 2017

Minamino strikes twice in Salzburg rout of Admira

Striker Takumi Minamino netted twice Wednesday as Salzburg booked a place in the Austrian Cup final with a 5-0 victory over Admira. At BSFZ Arena, the defending champions took the lead in the seventh minute with a right-footed effort from the 22-year-old Minamino, who stepped ...

May 26, 2016

Japan ousted at Toulon Tournament

Japan's Rio Olympic Under-23s' elimination at the Toulon Tournament was sealed on Wednesday, despite a 2-1 win over Guinea in Group B. First-half goals from Cayman Togashi and Takumi Minamino secured Japan its first three points of the tournament, but it was too little, too ...

Jan 12, 2016

Japan's Minamino keeps focus on winning rather than revenge

Japan striker Takumi Minamino said Tuesday his only goal in Wednesday's U-23 Asian Championship game against North Korea is a win. Looking to qualify for this summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics by finishing third or better in the tournament in Doha, Japan will open its ...