Vissel Kobe's Andres Iniesta plots a return to Barcelona, where beauty, magic and grace appear to have evaporated
From 6,500 miles away, Andrés Iniesta has been contemplating his return. He doesn’t know when it will be, or under what circumstances, but he is sure he wants to go back to FC Barcelona
Coronavirus Outbreak: Barcelona great Andres Iniesta says saving human lives more important than football during COVID-19 crisis
With Spain one of the country’s hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, Barcelona great Andres Iniesta says he is finding it tough to watch events unfold in Europe from his new home in Japan.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Japan defender Gotoku Sakai tests positive for COVID-19, confirms club Vissel Kobe
Sakai, who has 42 caps for Japan, first reported having a fever on Wednesday and was diagnosed with acute upper respiratory infection in a hospital the following day
AFC Champions League: Andres Iniesta sets up three goals in Vissel Kobe's victory over Johor Darul Tazim
Andres Iniesta set up three goals, all scored by Keijiro Ogawa, to lead Vissel Kobe to a 5-1 win over Malaysian champions Johor Darul Tazim on Wednesday in the Asian Champions League.
LaLiga: Former Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta believes Spanish champions treating coach Ernesto Valverde unfairly
Barca approached Iniesta’s former team mate Xavi Hernandez to replace the under-pressure Valverde who they wanted to sack after defeat by Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final last week, reports in the Spanish media said.
Wednesday’s Vissel Kobe win also saw a last appearance for former Barcelona and Atletico Madrid striker David Villa, who will retire at the age of 37
Barcelona preview: LaLiga champions splash the cash but may end up suffering due to cluelessness of upper management
At first glance, everything might seem hunky-dory as Barcelona are poised to make it three league titles in a row but look deeper and you'll notice a rot setting in.
In two pre-season games, Frenkie de Jong, who excelled for Ajax on their run to the Champions League semi-finals last season, has already shown promising signs.
LaLiga: Carles Perez scores brace to power Barcelona to victory over Andres Iniesta's Vissel Kobe in pre-season friendly
As Kobe's Iniesta, David Villa and Sergi Samper were all reunited with their former team Barcelona, it was Perez who stole the limelight with a top-class double
Vissel Kobe's Andres Iniesta says he will relish the 'honour' of facing former club Barcelona in friendly clash
World Cup-winning Iniesta, who lifted 32 major trophies with Barcelona, signed for Kobe last May in a historic J-League deal worth a reported $30 million a year. The 34-year-old was appointed the team's captain in April.
Fernando Torres will retire for good after taking on Andres Iniesta and David Villa in a J-League match on 23 August. His side Sagan Tosu currently sit bottom of the J-League with four wins from 16 matches.
J-League: Andres Iniesta named new captain of Vissel Kobe after Lukas Podolski steps down citing lack of 'honesty'
Despite having World Cup winners Iniesta, Podolski and David Villa in their ranks, Kobe sit in 11th place in the 18-team league having lost three of their last four games
Before signing with Vissel Kobe, former Barcelona striker David Villa spent four seasons with New York City FC, scoring 80 goals in 124 MLS appearances
La Liga: Barcelona sign highly-rated midfielder Frenkie de Jong from Ajax; Dutch starlet to join club in summer
Barcelona have won the race to sign highly-rated Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
LaLiga mid-season report: Barcelona still title favourites despite managerial hiccups; Alaves and Getafe punch above weight
With the 19th round of the 2018/19 season in the books, which means every team has faced each other once, we sat down to draw some conclusions and prepare a half-term report.
Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta apologises for posting photo featuring people in blackface on social media
Iniesta's picture on Twitter and Instagram posted on Sunday showed his family and a group of people in costumes, taking part in the Three Kings Day celebration.
Spain football legend Andres Iniesta courts controversy after posing for picture with two friends in 'blackface'
Iniesta published the photo on Sunday on his Instagram and Twitter accounts, triggering overwhelmingly negative reactions and calls to take it down.
Spanish striker David Villa to join former Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta at J-League club Vissel Kobe
David Villa is the latest high-profile acquisition by Vissel in the western Japanese port city of Kobe. The outfit is owned by Japanese tech billionaire Hiroshi Mikitani.
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos slams Antoine Griezmann over Ballon d'Or claims, says 'ignorance makes you very bold'
Sergio Ramos has launched a scathing attack on Antoine Griezmann's attitude after the French forward said he has his eye on the Ballon d'Or this year and is on a par with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Spain's identity crisis looks to be well and truly over after Marco Asensio inspired a 6-0 thrashing of World Cup runners-up Croatia in the UEFA Nations League.