Soccer: Usami ends Gamba goal drought in 1st win

Takashi Usami scored Gamba Osaka’s first goal of the season on Wednesday, lifting the J-League first-division strugglers to a 1-0 away win against Sagan Tosu. Usami, who returned to Gamba last summer after three years in the German Bundesliga, came to the rescue at Tosu’s Ekimae Real Estate Stadium. As Gamba’s Yuya Fukuda advanced down the left flank in the 68th minute, the Sagan defense all turned to keep an eye on him while surrounding dangerous striker Douglas in the center of the area. Usami literally snuck in behind the defenders’ backs to the right of the area, where Fukuda picked him ou…

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