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Shinji Kagawa

26-Year-Old Midfielder     Borussia Dortmund  Bundesliga


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Birthdate:  March 17, 1989    Birthplace:  Hyogo-ken, Japan    Nationality:  Japan    Height:  5' 8"    Weight:  139 lbs    

May 17, 2015    Shinji Kagawa News

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Kagawa played 69 minutes as Dortmund were defeated 2-1 Saturday by Wolfsburg.

Kagawa failed to provide a creative spark and Dortmund's midfield were ultimately second best throughout. The Japanese international was involved in a lot of his side's build-up play but he lacked a cutting edge, taking no shots and producing zero crosses.

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May 10, 2015

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Kagawa played 83 minutes as Dortmund beat Hertha Berlin 2-0 Saturday.

Kagawa took two shots and produced one cross in a decent display from midfield. His pass completion rate was also one of the highest on the team and he did well to get into some good attacking areas, however his final product was often lacking.

May 3, 2015

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Kagawa played 74 minutes Saturday as Dortmund tied 1-1 with Hoffenheim.

Kagawa's only shot could have very easily given Dortmund a 2-1 lead but his effort went just wide of the post. The midfielder was generally not very effective however, struggling to get on the ball or produce incisive passes. He was eventually brought off to make way for striker Ciro Immobile.

April 26, 2015

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Kagawa scored in the second straight game as Dortmund eased to a 2-0 win Saturday over Eintracht Frankfurt.

The midfielder spoke of his delight when he netted his first home goal of the season against Paderborn last time out and succeeded in scoring on home turf again against Frankfurt. Kagawa converted Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's low cross after 32 minutes to register his fouth goal of the campaign.

April 19, 2015

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Kagawa scored his third league goal of the season as Dortmund defeated Paderborn 3-0 Saturday.

Kagawa stroked the ball past Paderborn goalkeeper Lukas Kruse on 80 minutes to wrap up the afternoon's scoring. The midfielder played a rare full 90 minutes and took a game-high of four shots, although only one found the target.

April 12, 2015

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Kagawa played 62 minutes as Dortmund fell to a 3-1 defeat Saturday to Borussia Moenchengladbach.

The midfielder was guilty of missing some of his side's best chances on an off day for Dortmund. Within the space of two second half minutes Kagawa missed two close-range shots when Marcel Schmelzer and Jakub Blaszczykowski had gifted him with easy chances. Kagawa was punished moments later when he was replaced by Adrian Ramos.

April 5, 2015

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Kagawa came on as a 67th minute substitute as Dortmund were beaten by Bayern Munich 1-0 Saturday.

Kagawa replaced Kevin Kampl midway through the second half but struggled to be effective. The midfielder had some nice touches and one effort on goal but failed to be very incisive in the final third.

March 22, 2015

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Kagawa netted and made an assist as Dortmund beat Hannover 3-2 Saturday.

Kagawa was superb throughout as Dortmund clung on to victory. He scored a simple tap-in from Marco Reus' pass and then sent in an excellent cross to set-up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to make it 3-1. The Japanese international also covered more distance on the pitch than anyone else in what was a tireless performance.