Football: Maeda nets hat-trick against old club Marinos, Celtic lose


Celtic forward Daizen Maeda hit a hat-trick against his former club, Yokohama F Marinos, but couldn’t prevent the Scottish treble winners from going down 6-4 against the J-League first-division side in a friendly on Wednesday.

The Japan international struck twice early on as both sides scored two goals within the opening 23 minutes at Nissan Stadium. Maeda, who tied for the J-League scoring lead in 2021 with 23 goals for Marinos, got his third by side-footing a pass from another former Marinos player, Tomoki Iwata, into the corner in the 42nd minute.

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