Soccer: Morita nets winner on debut for Santa Clara

Japanese midfielder Hidemasa Morita made a sparkling debut for Portuguese first-division club Santa Clara on Monday, scoring the winner in the 89th minute of a 2-1 victory over Rio Ave. The 25-year-old, who transferred from J-League champions Kawasaki Frontale earlier this month, was among the best for his side after being picked to start in central midfield. He broke the deadlock at Rio Ave’s Estadio dos Arcos after Japan under-23 Ryotaro Meshino put the hosts on level terms at 1-1 with his third league goal of the season. Santa Clara winger Carlos opened the scoring on a breakaway in the 23r…

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