Fernando Torres scored his first goal in Japanese football as Sagan Tosu defeated Andres Iniesta's Vissel Kobe on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Emperors Cup.
The match marked the first time the Spaniards have met since moving to the J.League this summer.
Torres and Iniesta both started the match on the substitutes bench before being introduced in the second half.
By that stage Sagan Tosu were already two goals to the good but there was still time left for Torres, who has struggled...
Andres Iniesta scored his first goal for Vissel Kobe in their 2-1 victory over Jubilo Iwata on Saturday.
Iniesta, who moved to Japan in May following an illustrious career with Barcelona, scored in the 16th minute on an assist by former Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski.
Podolski slid the ball through to Iniesta in the penalty area and Iniesta displayed pirouetted past a defender before rounding the goalkeeper to roll the ball into the net.
A further goal from forward Kyogo Furuhashi secured the victory...
FC Tokyo will bring in an impersonator of Andres Iniesta to entertain a sell-out crowd with the Vissel Kobe star likely to miss the trip to the Ajinomoto Stadium on Sunday.
Iniesta arrived in Japan from Barcelona last month but has returned to Spain for a brief visit after two J-League appearances against Shonan Bellmare and Kashiwa Reysol.
And Tokyo, looking forward to a first sell-out crowd of around 50,000 in three years, will hire impersonator Iam Noda as a "friend" of their mascot to give fans...