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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    

April 19, 2015    Shinji Kagawa News

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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.

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

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.

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.