Soccer: Honda wins Azerbaijan Premier League title with Neftchi Baku

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Keisuke Honda lifted the Azerbaijan Premier League championship trophy Wednesday after his club Neftchi Baku wrapped up the title race on the final day of the season with a 1-0 win against runners-up Qarabag. After starting in midfield, the 34-year-old former Japan playmaker headed to the bench in the 69th minute at Baku's Bakcell Arena with the match still scoreless. Substitute Ahmed Ahmedov netted in the 90th minute to clinch the title for Neftchi, who finished the campaign two points ahead of Qarabag. Honda signed with Neftchi in March, making Azerbaijan the seventh foreign country where he...

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