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Advance to Emperor's Cup final, will Iniesta have the first title in Japan?

Advance to Emperor's Cup final, will Iniesta have the first title in Japan?

At the semi-finals of the 2019 Emperor's Cup, Iniesta and his Vissel Kobe teammates easily beat Shimizu S Pulse to qualify for the final match.

Thanks to the inspiration from Iniesta, Vissel Kobe players showed a brilliant performance at the semi-final match of the 2019 Emperor's Cup. After Iniesta scoring the opening goal in the 13th minute, Junya Tanaka doubled the level in the 33rd.

Although Shimizu S Pulse had a goal scored by Junior Dutra before ending the first half, they could not change the situation. In the second half, Kygo Furuhashi scored another goal for Vissel Kobe to fortify the victory.

Their opponent in the last game will be Kashima Antlers, the third-placed team of the 2019 J1 League. In terms of Iniesta, it is the first chance for the captain of Vissel Kobe to have a title with Japanese football.

After moving to Japan last year, Iniesta showed how a world-class player played football in official matches. However, he could not help the team compete for the J1 League title against other opponents.

Currently, Vissel Kobe has many foreign players in the squads, including Spanish star David Villa. Other impressive members are defender Thomas Vermaelen, midfielder Sergi Samper, and striker Lukas Podolski.

As a result, they have all the conditions to win the first title in the club's history. It will be a good achievement for them before aiming for dominating Japanese football in the future.