Fernando Torres produced his best performance on Sunday since arriving in Japan helping Sagan Tosu to victory in a relegation six-pointer and then promised there was more to come.
The Spaniard had failed to find the target in seven previous league games since signing for the club in July but scored one and created the other two in a vital 3-0 win over fellow strugglers Gamba Osaka.
Torres, who opened his account in Japan in last week's 3-0 win over Vissel Kobe in the Emperor's Cup, set up Yuji Ono...
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...
Fernando Torres may still be seeking a first goal in Japan but the Spanish striker is encouraged by the upturn in Sagan Tosu's results since he arrived in July.
Torres, 34, has yet to hit the target in six league appearances for the struggling Kyushu side since arriving but a haul of eight points has taken the team out of the relegation zone.
The latest result was a fine 0-0 draw at the home of title-chasing Kawasaki Frontale on Wednesday that took Tosu, with just 17 goals in 22 games this season,...
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...