Andrés Iniesta, celebrating his first title with the Vissel Kobe

CUP OF THE EMPEROR

Iniesta and Villa conquer their first title with the Vissel Kobe

Published:1/01/2020 - 12:19h

Updated:1/01/2020 - 12:19h

Andrés Iniesta, Villa, Vermaelen and Samper have conquered with the Vissel Kobe the Cup of the Emperor, the first title of the history for the club that chairs Hiroshi Mikitani

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A myth of the FC Barcelona like Andrés Iniesta and other ex players culés, as David Villa, Sergi Samper and Thomas Vermaelen, have conquered his first title in the rows of the Vissel Kobe. The Japanese group has done with the conquest of the Glass of the Emperor in front of the Kashima Antlers (2-0), the club more laureado of the country, and will contest the Champions Asian in 2020.

The new Olympic Stadium of Tokyo, headquarters of the inauguration of the Games that will begin on 24 July, received the party between both teams and the group trained by Thorsten Fink did not take in encarrilar the triumph (2-0) in the first-half, thanks to a goal in own goal of Tomoya Inuka (18') and to the target of Noriaki Fujimoto (38').

Andrés Iniesta contested 88 minutes of party, by the 90 of Thomas Vermaelen like central right in a training 3-4-3 that surprised to the rival group. Sergi Samper remained finally out of the list of summoned, while David Villa could sack of the football of elite jumping to the terrain of game in the minute 92 in the place of Lukas Podolski, still convaleciente of an injury that has not allowed him surrender to tope in the last weeks.

It was as it was, Andrés Iniesta already has fulfilled the illusion to conquer his first title in the rows of the Vissel Kobe, something that seemed what less complicated when it landed in the group chaired by the mandator of Rakuten. Now the list of winners of Iniesta dilates even more, and already are 36 titles like professional remaining to four trophies of the world-wide record of Dani Alves: 32 with the Barça, a World-wide and two Eurocopas with Spain and this Glass of the Emperor.

Iniesta, adapted and happy in Japan

The one of Fuentealbilla can be proud to be triumphing in the country of Sol Naciente, and will be able to hang the boots of here to a time, when he decide it, with the security that it was a tarpaulin do the cases course to Japan. It is happy beside his family in Japanese earths, and increasingly adapted.

This does not remove that it miss Barcelona and to the family that has left here, although it knows that it treats of something temporary. After living the experience to contest the Champions League Asian with the Vissel Kobe, something that wants to fulfil, is likely that Iniesta decide to put an end to his sportive career. It will be the moment, then, to go back to homenajear to one of the most important players in the history of the football.

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