Soccer: Hayashi scores as Sint-Truiden draw Belgian top-flight opener

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Japanese forward Daichi Hayashi scored a header as Sint-Truiden drew 1-1 at home against Royale Union Saint Gilloise in the Belgian top-flight opener on Saturday. Hayashi nodded home in the 22nd minute following a right-wing cross from compatriot Daiki Hashioka for Sint-Truiden, who also had Japan keeper Daniel Schmidt and former Borussia Dortmund star Shinji Kagawa starting. Simon Adingra scored a superb solo goal off the right-hand post in the 71st minute as the visitors salvaged a draw.

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