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Vissel Kobe 3-1 Shimizu S Pulse: Iniesta's team through to the final

Vissel Kobe 3-1 Shimizu S Pulse: Iniesta's team through to the final

Let us see the latest results, as well as the score of Vissel Kobe vs Shimizu S Pulse match in the Emperor's Cup 2019.

Vissel Kobe 3-1 Shimizu S Pulse: Iniestas team through to the final

Vissel Kobe 3-1 Shimizu S Pulse: Iniestas team through to the final

Vissel Kobe 3-1 Shimizu S Pulse: Iniestas team through to the final

Vissel Kobe 3-1 Shimizu S Pulse: Iniestas team through to the final

Vissel Kobe 3-1 Shimizu S Pulse: Iniestas team through to the final

Vissel Kobe 3-1 Shimizu S Pulse: Iniestas team through to the final

Vissel Kobe 3-1 Shimizu S Pulse: Iniestas team through to the final

Vissel Kobe 3-1 Shimizu S Pulse: Iniestas team through to the final

Vissel Kobe vs Shimizu S Pulse match information

Time: 13:05 (GMT+8) on December 21st

Venue: Misaki Park Stadium

‎‎Competition: Emperor's Cup

After finishing the 2019 J-League season, Vissel Kobe will continue their journey in the Emperor's Cup. Their opponent in the semi-final match is the J1 League club, Shimizu S Pulse.

It is a good chance for coach Thorsten Fink and his players to achieve a title this year when they compete in this tournament. Because of investing millions of dollars every year to develop the squad, Vissel Kobe's officials want to achieve something in national competitions.

At the moment, Vissel Kobe has many foreign players in the squads, including world-class players namely Thomas Vermaelen, David Villa, Lukas Podolski, and Andres Iniesta.

The Spanish midfielder was also voted in the 2019 J-League Best XI, so he can inspire his players to play impressively in the Emperor's Cup. In theory, they can beat any opponent if club members play with their true form in the semi-final match.

Unlike Vissel Kobe, Shimizu S Pulse does not have any well-known player in the squad except captain Jong Tae Se, the former North Korea international footballer.

Called as "Wayne Rooney of North Korea", Jong Tae Se competed in the 2010 World Cup with the national football team. However, at 34, he cannot play with all of his abilities as he did before. Consequently, a victory for Vissel Kobe can be easily predicted.

Vissel Kobe vs Shimizu S Pulse possible lineups:

Vissel Kobe: Daiya Maekawa, Daisuke Nasu, Hirofumi Watanabe, Thomas Vermaelen, Ryo Hatsuse, Hotaru Yamaguchi, Sergi Samper, David Villa, Andres Iniesta, Noriaki Fujimoto, Lukas Podolski.

Shimizu S Pulse: Yohei Nishibe, Yugo Tatsuta, Hwang Seok Ho, Shoma Kamata, Ryo Takeuchi, Mitsunari Musaka, Hideki Ishige, Jong Tae Se, Junior Dutra, Renato Augusto, Douglas.