Soccer: Kozuki nets 1st Schalke goal, Stuttgart’s Endo also on target

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Japanese forward Soichiro Kozuki scored his first goal in his second appearance for Schalke in the German Bundesliga on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Kozuki left then J-League second division side Kyoto Sanga in 2021 to initially play in the German fifth division before winning a contract with Schalke at the end of 2022. He scored the home side’s only goal in a 6-1 defeat to Leipzig as Schalke remain rock bottom, having conceded a league-worst 41 goals in 17 games. “There’s no doubt we need to concede less. We want to discuss our tactics with the manager,” said Schalke teammate and Japan captain Ma…

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