Andres Iniesta and Fernando Torres made their much-anticipated debuts in Japanese football on Sunday -- but both ended up on the losing side.
The Spanish pair recently joined J-League teams following illustrious careers in Europe.
We carried the goal threat and led the game, but it wasn't enough. Amazed with the atmosphere by our fans. Let's keep on fighting together! / Pusimos las ocasiones y el juego, pero no fue suficiente. Encantado del ambiente creado por nuestra gente. A seguir luchando todos juntos! pic.twitter.com/VDBkgrT2pr— Fernando Torres (@Torres) July 22, 2018
Iniesta's signing for Vissel Kobe has been met with understandable excitement in Japan and the home crowd were given their first sight of the former Barcelona great when he came on as a second-half substitute against Shonan Bellmare.
Iniesta, in his first appearance since...