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(From The Yomiuri Shimbun/Daily Yomiuri)
Okubo goes out in style--Spain-bound striker secures Cerezo's J1 survival in 2nd-stage finale
Michael Church Daily Yomiuri Sportswriter
Yoshito Okubo could hardly have conjured up a more valuable parting gift for Cerezo Osaka than the one he delivered three minutes from time at Big Swan Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Okubo, due to leave the club for Spain's Real Mallorca in mid-December, slotted home the 87th-minute penalty that gave Cerezo a 2-1 win over Albirex Niigata, the three points guaranteeing first division football for the Osakans next year as relegation …