Andres Iniesta's first goal in Japan for the new club Vissel Kobe is a wonderful blow

Andrés Iniesta has opened his account in Japanese football with a sublime goal

Andrés Iniesta scores the first goal in Japan for the new club Vissel Kobe after achieving a sublime turn and round the goalkeeper

  • Andrés Iniesta is finally out of place in Japanese football with Vissel Kobe
  • The legend of Barcelona scored his first goal after a sublime piece of individual skill
  • Iniesta made a masterful turn before rounding the goalie to score
  • He was assisted by former Germany international striker Lukas Podolski

Danny Gallagher for Mailonline

Andres Iniesta has excelled in Japanese football with a sublime style, scoring his first goal for Vissel Kobe of the J League in his 2-1 victory over Jubilo Iwata on Saturday.

The icon of the Spanish midfielder, who moved to Japan after an illustrious career with Barcelona's childhood club, scored a sensational goal to open his account.

Receiving the ball from outside by former Arsenal and Germany striker Lukas Podolski, Iniesta put him in motion by executing a sublime turn to take out the last defender of the game.

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Andrés Iniesta has opened his account in Japanese football with a sublime goal

Andrés Iniesta has opened his account in Japanese football with a sublime goal

After receiving the pass from Lukas Podolski, Iniesta turned to miss the last defender expertly

After receiving the pass from Lukas Podolski, Iniesta turned to miss the last defender expertly

After receiving the pass from Lukas Podolski, Iniesta turned to miss the last defender expertly

Then he dribbled towards the goalkeeper before quickly committing him to the ground

Then he dribbled towards the goalkeeper before quickly committing him to the ground

Then he dribbled towards the goalkeeper before quickly committing him to the ground

Surrounding the defenseless goalkeeper, the Spanish icon then put the ball in the bottom corner

Surrounding the defenseless goalkeeper, the Spanish icon then put the ball in the bottom corner

Surrounding the defenseless goalkeeper, the Spanish icon then put the ball in the bottom corner

The midfielder seemed made to have his first goal for his new club Vissel Kobe

The midfielder seemed made to have his first goal for his new club Vissel Kobe

The midfielder seemed made to have his first goal for his new club Vissel Kobe

Podolski sent the ball to Iniesta in the penalty area and the 34-year-old showed all his brand intelligence to make a pirouette past an Iwata defender before rounding the goalkeeper and throwing the ball into the net.

Iniesta's goal opened the scoring in the 15th minute of the draw and a new goal from striker Kyogo Furuhashi then sealed the victory for his new team.

Social networks were soon filled with reactions, with the world of football ready to express their opinion about Iniesta's brilliance.

Iniesta is the most decorated name in the division and was besieged by his teammates from Kobe

Iniesta is the most decorated name in the division and was besieged by his teammates from Kobe

Iniesta is the most decorated name in the division and was besieged by his teammates from Kobe

Many fans marveled at the fact that it still has such an impeccable touch, while others quickly commented on how the lens looks better the more you look at it.

"Wowzer" was the reaction of English legend Gary Lineker, who shared the goal in line with his 7 million followers.

Kobe climbed to fourth place to close the gap with J League leaders Hiroshima Sanfreece, who beat Nagasaki to maintain an eight-point lead over Tokyo FC in the second.

Iniesta himself then took the social networks after the game, sharing a photo of himself and his new teammates in the locker room along with his reaction to the game.

"Very happy for today's victory! Come on Vissel Kobe! Now I'm heading to the game on Wednesday," wrote the football legend.

Iniesta's former teammate in Spain, Fernando Torres, could not open his account for Sagan Tosu, although the team had a 1-0 victory over Urawa Red Diamonds in their battle against relegation.

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