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JAPANESE J1 LEAGUE

2018/2019 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
3 FC Tokyo 12 4 7 40
4 Vissel Kobe 10 6 7 36
5 Cerezo Osaka 9 9 5 36
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FC Tokyo to hire Andres Iniesta impersonator

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Andres Iniesta scores stylish first goal for Vissel Kobe in win

Andres Iniesta scored for Vissel Kobe in their 2-1 victory over Jubilo Iwata in the J-League.

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 to hire Andres Iniesta impersonator with star set to miss game

While Andres Iniesta may have moved on from Barcelona, new signing Arthur discusses how he hopes to emulate his habits and successes.

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...