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EMPEROR INIESTA!!! Fujimoto's brace help Vissel crown on New Year's Eve

EMPEROR INIESTA!!! Fujimoto's brace help Vissel crown on New Year's Eve

Let us see the latest results, as well as the score of Vissel Kobe vs Kashima Antlers match in the Emperor's Cup final.

FINAL WHISTLE!!! And Vissel Kobe is the new Emperor Cup champion thanks to the 2-0 win over Kashima Antlers in the final. Fujimoto is the man today with 2 decisive goals! This is also the first glory of Andres Iniesta in Japan. DESERVED!!!

EMPEROR INIESTA!!! Fujimotos brace help Vissel crown on New Years Eve

EMPEROR INIESTA!!! Fujimotos brace help Vissel crown on New Years Eve

EMPEROR INIESTA!!! Fujimotos brace help Vissel crown on New Years Eve

88': SUBSTITUTION: 'Saint' Iniesta leaves the field, Takuya Yasui is the man to replace him...

84': The match's destiny is almost fixed, there is little chance left for Kashima!

80': DANGEROUS!!! Podolski's cross makes an excellent chance for Fujimoto, but he puts the ball to goalkeeper Suntae's hands!

74': A good cross from Nagaki, however no Kashima Antlers player can get in the box to apply that chance...

69': Time now supports Vissel Kobe as they lead 2 goals...

EMPEROR INIESTA!!! Fujimotos brace help Vissel crown on New Years Eve

63': A try from Leo Silva (Kashima Antlers), but his shot comes too far from the goal.

57': STILL NO GOAL!!! A series of crosses from Kashima Antlers, goalkeeper Iikura has lied down, but the shot is blocked at the end...

52': Kashima Antlers now tends to exploit the fix-situation in order to find the goal, however this plan has not been successful yet...

46': The 2nd half has started...

And 2-0 is the score of the first half. Andres Iniesta comes closer to the first title in Japan

45': There are 3 injured minutes of the first half...

44': Noriaki Fujimoto is the key man today, it appears that every chance coming to his feet can convert to the goal!

40': GOAL!!! A mistake of Kashima's defender create a wonderful chance for Fujimoto to double the lead! The referee must use VAR technology to accept the goal for Iniesta's team.

EMPEROR INIESTA!!! Fujimotos brace help Vissel crown on New Years Eve

33': Kashima Antlers is now finding it difficult to get real chances in front of Kobe's goal.

28': GOAL DENIED!!! Lukas Podolski found the back of the net but the referee stated that Kobe faced the offside trap!

27': WHAT A MISS!!! Serginho unleashed a volley in the 16m50 area, however he was unlucky!

24': A nice vision of Iniesta to lob the ball to Kashima's goal, what a pity the ball went wide!

20': GOAL!!! A shot from the tight angle of Fujimoto, goalkeeper Suntae pushed the ball but it rebounded to the Inukai then coming to the net!

EMPEROR INIESTA!!! Fujimotos brace help Vissel crown on New Years Eve

13': Good dribble from Furuhashi, but striker Fujimoto could not convert that chance to the opener.

10': NICE CHANCE!!! A shot in the box of Furuhashi, however, he put the ball wide!

5': As always, Andres Iniesta is playing deeply to keep possession for Vissel Kobe

1': The match has just begun!

EMPEROR INIESTA!!! Fujimotos brace help Vissel crown on New Years Eve

EMPEROR INIESTA!!! Fujimotos brace help Vissel crown on New Years Eve

2 hours before the match: Everything is now ready!

EMPEROR INIESTA!!! Fujimotos brace help Vissel crown on New Years Eve

EMPEROR INIESTA!!! Fujimotos brace help Vissel crown on New Years Eve

EMPEROR INIESTA!!! Fujimotos brace help Vissel crown on New Years Eve

EMPEROR INIESTA!!! Fujimotos brace help Vissel crown on New Years Eve

Vissel Kobe vs Kashima Antlers match information

Time: 13:35 (GMT+8) on January 1st

Venue: New National Stadium

‎‎Competition: Emperor's Cup

To advance to the final match of the 2019 Emperor's Cup, Vissel Kobe beat many strong teams namely Omiya Ardija, Kawasaki Frontale, Oita Trinita, and Shimizu S-Pulse.

They currently had the impressive form at the cup tournaments thanks to the efforts of foreign players in the squad, including the World Cup champion Andres Iniesta. He and the fellow countryman David Villa play an integral part in the tactical system of Vissel Kobe.

On the other hand, Kashima Antlers might take third place at the 2019 J1 League, however, they did not have any world-class player to change the match.

Unlike Vissel Kobe, before playing the final match, Kashima Antlers just defeated opponents that were much weaker compared to them namely Honda FC and V-Varen Nagasaki.

As a result, it would be very hard for them to beat Vissel Kobe in the final match to become the champion of the Emperor's Cup. The final match of the 2019 Emperor's Cup will be also the last professional game of David Villa.

Consequently, he and Iniesta will play at their best to gain the first title in Japan. It is very important to foreign players in their squad, especially after they spent a huge amount of money to recruit them.

Vissel Kobe vs Kashima Antlers possible lineups:

Vissel Kobe: Yoshimaru, Dankler, Osaki, Miya, Nishi, Samper, Yamaguchi, Iniesta, Lukas Podolski, Villa, Wellington.

Kashima Antlers: Kwon Sun Tae, Yamamoto, Inukai, Anzai, Jung Seung-hyun, Silva, Leandro, Shirasaki, Kento, Shoma Doi, Serginho.