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LaLiga: Difficult to see Lionel Messi in another club's colours, says Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta
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LaLiga: Difficult to see Lionel Messi in another club's colours, says Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta

Iniesta, who has lifted a Japanese Emperor's Cup and Super Cup with Kobe, reflected that he knew his time at Barcelona was up when he moved on.

'No player has given so much joy', Gary Lineker leads tribute to Lionel Messi as Argentina superstar leaves Barcelona
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'No player has given so much joy', Gary Lineker leads tribute to Lionel Messi as Argentina superstar leaves Barcelona

Coach Ronald Koeman, whose goal won the club their first European Cup in 1992, tweeted Saturday that for him it was "still hard to understand that you will not play for @FCBarcelona anymore," while saluting Messi's work ethic.

J-League: Andres Iniesta has 'big goals' after extending career with Vissel Kobe
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J-League: Andres Iniesta has 'big goals' after extending career with Vissel Kobe

Iniesta helped Kobe, currently fifth in the 20-team J-League, reach the semi-finals of last year's Asian Champions League.

J-League: Andres Iniesta to stay with Japan's Vissel Kobe for two more years
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J-League: Andres Iniesta to stay with Japan's Vissel Kobe for two more years

The former Barcelona midfield maestro joined Kobe in 2018 in a deal worth a reported $30 million a year and recently recovered from a serious thigh injury.

Asian Champions League: Ex-Barcelona star and Vissel Kobe’s Andres Iniesta vows to play on after surgery
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Asian Champions League: Ex-Barcelona star and Vissel Kobe’s Andres Iniesta vows to play on after surgery

Iniesta joined Vissel Kobe in 2018 after making 442 appearances for Barcelona, where he was the midfield dynamo in some of the club's greatest ever teams.

Asian Champions League: Junior Negrao's extra-time winner sees Ulsan Hyundai Motors book final berth
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Asian Champions League: Junior Negrao's extra-time winner sees Ulsan Hyundai Motors book final berth

Hotaru Yamaguchi’s 52nd-minute goal for Vissel Kobe was cancelled out by Yoon Bit-garam’s 81st-minute strike before the match went into extra-time at the Al Sadd Sports Club.

Vissel Kobe's Andres Iniesta plots a return to Barcelona, where beauty, magic and grace appear to have evaporated
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Vissel Kobe's Spanish striker David Villa calls time on glittering career with Emperor's Cup title
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Vissel Kobe's Spanish striker David Villa calls time on glittering career with Emperor's Cup title

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
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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.

La Liga: Frenkie de Jong slots seamlessly into Barcelona midfield as he aims to make mark at club
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La Liga: Frenkie de Jong slots seamlessly into Barcelona midfield as he aims to make mark at club

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
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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
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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 to retire after Japan reunion with Spanish compatriots Andres Iniesta, David Villa
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Fernando Torres to retire after Japan reunion with Spanish compatriots Andres Iniesta, David Villa

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'
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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

David Villa scores first J-League goal as Vissel Kobe beat Fernando Torres' Sagan Tosu
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David Villa scores first J-League goal as Vissel Kobe beat Fernando Torres' Sagan Tosu

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