Hong Kong: Spain and Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta made his first appearance of the season in Japan as Vissel Kobe posted their first win in the 2023 J.League Cup, edging Yokohama FC 1-0 on Sunday while defending champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima fell to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of on-fire Nagoya Grampus.
In Indonesia, hard-earned victories against Dewa United and Bhayangkara FC during the week saw chasing Persib Bandung reduce the deficit to league leaders PSM Makassar to 10 points and keep the title race alive for at least another matchday.
Cebu FC are within touching distance of leaders Kaya FC-Iloilo following their 1-0 win over Mendiola FC 1991 in the Philippines on Saturday while there were also matches taking place in Malaysia and Macau, so join the-AFC.com as we review the week’s action from across East Asia and ASEAN.
Japan: Iniesta’s Vissel off the mark in J.League Cup
Spanish ace Andres Iniesta came off the bench for his first minutes of the season as Vissel Kobe posted their first win in the 2023 J.League Cup by overcoming Yokohama FC 1-0. Yuya Osako struck the winner with five minutes to play as they bounced back from a 2-0 defeat to Nagoya Grampus in their group stage opener. .....
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