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Iniesta scores his first goal for Japanese side Kobe, and it’s classic and stylish! (Watch) 



Former FC Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta scored his first goal for J League side Vissel Kobe in their 2 -1 victory over Jubilo Iwata on Saturday .The great Spanish midfielder , now in Japan after an illustrious career with boyhood club Barca , scored a sensational goal to open his account , assisted by former Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski .

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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 .

He then rounded the goalkeeper to roll the ball into the net .

Iniesta ’ s goal opened the scoring in the 16 th minute and a further goal from forward Kyogo Furuhashi secured the victory .

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

Iniesta ’ s former Spain team -mate Fernando Torres failed to open his account for Sagan Tosu .

However , his struggling team did secure a 1 -0 victory over Urawa Red Diamonds in their battle against relegation.

( Reuters / NAN )

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