Besiktas: Shinji Kagawa Scores Two Goals In Three Mad Minutes As Debut Pans Out Nigh-On Perfectly (Photo & Video)

Chris Wright

4th, February 2019

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Shinji Kagawa enjoyed a near-perfect start to his Besiktas career after moving to the Turkish side on a six-month loan from Borussia Dortmund last week.

After starting Sunday’s league game against Anyalyspor on the bench, Kagawa replaced fellow Manchester United alum Adem Ljajic in the 81st minute.

It took him six touches and roughly 17 seconds to open his account…

With that, Kagawa became the first Japanese player to score in Turkish football, and in the first ever Super Lig match to be screened live in Japan.

Two minutes, he had his second goal…

He may have only played nine minutes thus far, but Kagawa has already bolted up into second place in the Super Lig’s ‘goals scored from outside the area’ chart… 

Besiktas went on to register a really rather comprehensive 6-2 away win over Antalyspor, a result that sees them remain three points behind second-placed Galatasaray in the top flight pile.

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