Soccer: Kitagawa nets 1st Europa League goal against Arsenal

Japanese forward Koya Kitagawa scored his first Europa League goal on Thursday as Rapid Vienna lost 4-1 away to Arsenal in Group B. Trailing by a three-goal deficit, Kitagawa volleyed home a rebound from inside the box two minutes into the second half. Although it only served as a consolation, the 24-year-old was delighted to open his European account against such high-profile opponents. “Frankly, I’m happy to have scored against Arsenal, who are famous around the world,” said Kitagawa, who came off after 65 minutes. “Getting a proper swing on it was the only thing I had in mind.” The defeat a…

Read More

HEDGE accordingly