Yoichiro Kakitani showed just why he is making the big clubs in Europe sit up and take notice, with a superb curling strike in the Asian Champions League yesterday.
The 24-year-old is set to feature at this summer's World Cup, able to play as an attacking midfielder or centre-forward, with 3 goals in 8 games for his country.
The group stage game against South Korean side Pohang Steelers was Osaka's first of 2014, with Kakitani taking just 11 minutes to find the scoresheet. Former Manchester United forward Diego Forlan came off the bench for Osaka but couldn't help them gain the three points.
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