Iniesta scores his first goal in Japan (video)
- The Blaugrana legend pairs up with Germany star Lukas Podolski at Vissel Kobe
- The midfielder enjoys mixed debut in Japan after his debut on 22 July
Andres Iniesta has finally scored his debut goal for the Japanese league side Vissel Kobe. The powerful strike came in the 15th minute of the game against Iwata which Kobe eventually won 2-1. With this victory Kobe return to the fourth place of their league with 32 points out of 53 possible.
primer gol en J League✨#ポドルスキ 選手のパスから #イニエスタ 選手が #Ｊリーグ 初ゴール⚽️— Ｊリーグ (@J_League) August 11, 2018
⚽️アンドレス イニエスタ（神戸）@andresiniesta8 @Podolski10
Iniesta's goal demonstrated that the class and talent has never left him despite the age. He picked the ball up in the centre-circle, ran into the box, dribbled past the defenders and slotted home. By the way, it was Lukas Podolski, 2014 World Champion with Germany, who assisted Iniesta.
Former Blaugrana captain made his Vissel Kobe debut on July 22; however, his side lost 3-0 to Shonan Bellmare. Afterwards, he took part in a 1-0 win over Kashiwa and a 1-1 draw with C-Osaka. He missed a game against Tokyo FC and was eventually replaced by a hilarious lookalike.
For the first time in three years, FC Tokyo will have a sell-out for their J-League game with Vissel Kobe on Sunday.— Sporting Index (@sportingindex) August 3, 2018
However, Andres Iniesta is unavailable for selection. So, what do you do? Hire this 'lookalike' to try and keep 50,000 fans happy. pic.twitter.com/XcroBVTiFv
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