Iniesta scores first Japanese League goal

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Barcelona legend, Andres Iniesta on Saturday scored his first goal for Vissel Kobe during their J-League soccer match against Jubilo Iwata in Kobe, Japan.

The midfielder combined with Lukas Podolski to score a brilliant goal and open his account for Vissel Kobe in Japanese League in their 2-1 victory.

The German slid the ball through to Iniesta in the penalty area and the 34-year-old displayed all his trademark intelligence to pirouette past an Iwata defender before rounding the goalkeeper to roll the ball into the net.

Iniesta’s goal opened the scoring in the 16th minute his joy was short lived as he caused a penalty to give the opponent a live line. But a further goal from forward Kyogo Furuhashi secured the victory.

Kobe moved up to fourth place as they look to close the gap on J League leaders Hiroshima Sanfreece, who beat Nagasaki to maintain an eight-point lead over Tokyo FC in second.

Watch the full match highlights….

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