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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    

March 22, 2015    Shinji Kagawa News

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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.

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Shinji Kagawa: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

March 15, 2015

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Kagawa was largely anonymous and was substituted after 61 minutes Saturday and Dortmund drew 0-0 with FC Köln.

Kevin Kampl took Kagawa's place just after the hour following a hugely disappointing performance from the Japanese international. Kagawa produced one cross but that was about it, looking off the pace as he so often has this season.

March 8, 2015

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Kagawa played 46 minutes Saturday as Dortmund drew 0-0 with Hamburg.

Kagawa never really got going against Hamburg, making some intricate passes but never looking an actual threat. His ineffectiveness was punished when he was replaced by Kevin Kampl just after the interval.

March 1, 2015

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Kagawa played 76 minutes as Dortmund won 3-0 against Schalke Saturday.

Kagawa seemed to be everywhere on the field as the midfielder produced a high-energy performance. He also nearly scored but had a lobbed shot cleared away after beating the goalkeeper.

February 21, 2015

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Kagawa grabbed two assists as Dortmund came away with a 3-2 win Friday at Stuttgart.

The midfielder now has three assists in three games and is finally starting to look like he's got over his nightmare spell at Manchester United. After a rather fortunate assist to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from a clumsy touch on 25 minutes, Kagawa doubled his assist tally later in the half with an assist for Ilkay Gundogan. He also went close to scoring himself early in the second half in what was an all-round decent performance.

February 14, 2015

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Kagawa was unlucky not to find the net as Dortmund beat Mainz 4-2 Friday.

Kagawa played 78 minutes of the game against Mainz and went close several times to getting his first goal since Sept. 13. The Japanese international had a shot saved in the third minute, went very close to scoring with a long-range drive at the end of the first half, and also fired wide in the second half. It was a high-energy performance from the midfielder, who surely will start finding the net with a bit of luck.

February 8, 2015

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Kagawa got an assist in a fine performance Saturday as Dortmund defeated Freiburg 3-0.

The Japanese international has been a bit off the boil lately with some ineffective displays but returned to form at Freiburg. The midfielder was part of some excellent link-up play throughout the game and set-up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on 72 minutes following a flowing team move. Kagawa covered more distance than any Dortmund player in what was a tireless and dynamic showing.

January 23, 2015

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Kagawa missed the decisive spot-kick Friday as Japan went out 5-4 on penalties to UAE in the Asian Cup quarter-finals.

Holders Japan took UAE to penalties after finding a late equalizer in normal time through Gazu Shibasaki on 81 minutes. However when the game went to sudden death penalties, Kagawa missed and UAE's Ismail Ahmed converted to send the underdogs through. The good news for Dortmund fans is that Kagawa will now fly back to Germany and be available for training prior to the Bundesliga recommencing.