2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
6-6-2, 7th in Japanese J League
Iniesta gets cake for Kobe contract extension on his birthday (0:33)
Iniesta scores as Vissel Kobe reach AFC Champions League quarters (1:22)
Photo by Han Myung-Gu/Getty Images
1yJohn Duerden

Iniesta's Vissel ban singing due to coronavirus

Vissel Kobe have told fans not to sing, chant or wave flags in their season-opening clash with Yokohama FC due to the spread of coronavirus.

Masashi Hara/Getty Images
1yJohn Duerden

Nine straight pen misses as Iniesta lifts cup

Vissel Kobe and Yokohama F Marinos missed nine consecutive spot kicks in the deciding penalty shootout as Andres Iniesta's team eventually won.

Quality Sport Images/Getty Images
2ySam Marsden

Samper confirms Barca departure after 18 years

Sergi Samper, who has made one appearance this season, said his desire to play regular football again was the main reason behind his decision.

Etsuo Hara/Getty Images
2yAssociated Press

Iniesta explains photo that prompted backlash

Andres Iniesta released a statement explaining a social media post that prompted criticism because of a photo that included two people in blackface.

Koji Watanabe/Getty Images
3yJohn Duerden

Vissel player suspended for Iniesta injury leak

Club said Shunki Takahashi had told a friend via instant messaging that Iniesta, who joined in May, would not appear against Urawa Reds on Sept. 23.

2021 J Lge Ladder

Kawasaki Frontale171430+3145
Nagoya Grampus171124+1035
Sagan Tosu15843+1428
Yokohama F. Marinos13832+1527
Avispa Fukuoka15744+225
Kashima Antlers14734+924
Vissel Kobe14662+624
Urawa Red Diamonds14725-123
Cerezo Osaka15645+422
Sanfrecce Hiroshima16565+121
FC Tokyo14536-318
Tokushima Vortis15528-617
Consadole Sapporo13436-115
Shonan Bellmare14365-215
Kashiwa Reysol14419-713
Shimizu S-Pulse14266-812
Oita Trinita13238-119
Gamba Osaka11146-97
Vegalta Sendai14149-187
Yokohama FC141310-266

RankingsJapanese J League

Goal Difference66th
Goals Scored19Tied-8th
Goals Conceded13Tied-5th