Iniesta played their Vissel Kobe farewell match against their hometown team Barcelona. He was on the field until the 35th minute.
Barcelona and Vissel Kobe played a preseason friendly on June 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Japan National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. The result ended in a 2-0 victory for Barcelona.
On the day, Barcelona deployed a 4-3-3 formation. Partey, Lewandowski, and Dani lined up up front, while Torre, Prim, and Kessie formed the midfield. The back four was Alonso, De Jong, Garcia, and Araujo, with Peña in goal. Vissel Kobe was backed by Iniesta, who was playing his farewell match, as well as Champer, Sasaki, and Ozaki. 토토사이트
Barcelona opened the scoring. In the second minute of the first half, Torre’s right-footed shot from inside the penalty box hit the post. Barcelona took an early lead. In the 16th minute, Kessie slotted home after a sharp through ball from Torre. Three minutes later, a second goal came. From a corner kick, Garcia rattled the net with a header.
Vissel Kobe also fought back. In the 30th minute, Iniesta received a pass from Lincoln and attempted a right-footed shot that hit the side netting. Then, in the 35th minute, Iniesta’s corner kick was headed in by Lincoln, but the keeper made the save.
Both teams made substitutions at the start of the second half. Barcelona brought on Guiú, Hapinha, Torres, Gabi, Kunde and Port for Lewandowski, Pati, Dani, Kessie, De Jong and Alonso. Vissel Kobe dropped Lincoln, Yuruki, Saito, Sasaki and Hatsune for Mugosa, Patrick, Ogihara, Kawasaki and Hidaka.
Barcelona then took off Torre and Peña in the 16th minute of the second half and brought on Unai and Tenas. Vissel Kobe had a good chance. In the 18th minute, Patrick won the ball with a nice touch on the left and drove into the center of the box. He immediately tried to shoot, but his effort went just wide of the goal.
Barcelona’s chances to add to their lead went begging. In the 34th minute, Unai got on the end of a cross from the right, but his shot was blocked by Maekawa. Iniesta finished it off. Iniesta was replaced by Haruya in the 35th minute and left the field. He shared a hug with coach Xavi. The match ended with a 2-0 victory for Barcelona.