Soccer: Consadole beat Urawa 2-1 as J1 resumes in full swing


Consadole Sapporo outworked and outmaneuvered Urawa Reds for a 2-1 victory Monday as the J-League first division swung back into action following the Tokyo Olympics. Kazuki Fukai and Tsuyoshi Ogashiwa netted a goal in each half for the hosts at Sapporo Dome before Takahiro Akimoto pulled a goal back for Reds. Urawa attacker Ataru Esaka struggled to make an impact in his first match since transferring from Kashiwa Reysol, while two other new signings -- Japan right-back Hiroki Sakai and Danish center-back Alexander Scholz -- did not suit up. Sapporo exposed the visitors' defense in the eighth m...

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