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Iniesta scores outrageous first goal in Japan

AFP  |  Tokyo 

Spanish great scored a sublime first goal for Japanese side Vissel today, helping them to a 2-1 win over rivals Jubilo Iwata.

The former playmaker, who completed a surprise move to over the summer after a glittering career with his boyhood club, produced a moment of outrageous skill to put Vissel in front after 15 minutes

Former Arsenal striker provided the assist, feeding the ball into Iniesta, who swivelled and left a Jubilo defender on his backside before coolly finishing from a tight angle.

A further second-half goal from Kyogo Furuhashi secured Kobe's home victory, lifting them to fourth in the standings.

Iniesta's former team mate was left frustrated again, however, as the one-time and Chelsea forward failed again to open his account.

His relegation-threatened side Sagan Tosu did at least manage to upset Urawa Reds 1-0 at home to give them some hope as they look to survive the drop.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 21:45 IST