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Shinji Kagawa

26-Year-Old Midfielder     Borussia Dortmund  Bundesliga


Birthdate:  March 17, 1989    Birthplace:  Hyogo-ken, Japan    Nationality:  Japan    Height:  5' 8"    Weight:  139 lbs    
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August 30, 2015    Shinji Kagawa News

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Kagawa had an assist Sunday as Dortmund defeated Hertha Berlin 3-1.

Kagawa has enjoyed a fine start to the season, scoring and making two assists in three league games. Against Hertha Berlin, Kagawa sent in a deep cross for Mats Hummels to head in Dortmund's second of the afternoon. The midfielder also had one shot which he really should have converted, firing wide of an empty net after Hertha goalkeeper Thomas Kraft had been left stranded.

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August 23, 2015

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Kagawa scored the third goal of the afternoon as Dortmund defeated Ingolstadt 4-0 Sunday.

Kagawa scored in his second consecutve game, having netted in the Europa League against Odd Grenland midweek. The midfielder coolly finished an opportunity on 84 minutes, swivelling and wrong-footing Orjan Nyland in the Ingolstadt goal. Kagawa was then substituted a minute later, making way for Gonzalo Castro.

August 21, 2015

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Kagawa scored and had an assist Thursday as Dortmund defeated Odd Grenland 4-3 in Europa League qualifying.

Kagawa fired in Dortmund's second goal just after half-time and then set-up Mkhitaryan with an excellent cross late-on to help Dortmund fight back to win from 3-0 down. The Japanese midfielder has started life brightly under new coach Thomas Tuchel and expect him to weigh in with plenty more assists this season.

August 16, 2015

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Kagawa had an assist as Dortmund defeated Borussia Moenchengladbach 4-0 Saturday.

Kagawa skillfully laid the ball off for Marco Reus to fire in after 15 minutes. The Japanese international continued to be effective afterwards, participating in some fine passing moves in midfield. Kagawa also took one shot before being replaced late-on by Sven Bender.

May 31, 2015

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Kagawa had an assist Saturday as Dortmund lost 3-1 to Wolfsburg in the DFB Cup final.

Kagawa set-up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on five minutes to give Dortmund an early lead. The Japanese midfielder had a fine game, producing three crosses in total. He also went very close to scoring in the second half but his sliding shot agonizingly clipped the outside of the post.

May 23, 2015

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Kagawa netted once and notched two assists as Dortmund defeated Werder Bremen 3-2 Saturday.

Kagawa opened the scoring on 15 minutes and then had a hand in both of Dortmund's other goals. He set-up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on 17 minutes and then delivered a superb long ball to Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Dortmund's third. Kagawa played 81 minutes before being replaced by Milos Jojic.

May 17, 2015

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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.

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.