2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
7-7-3, 6th 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Frontale211740+3655
Nagoya Grampus201145+937
Yokohama F. Marinos161042+1734
Sagan Tosu18963+1533
Avispa Fukuoka18855+229
Vissel Kobe17773+528
Urawa Red Diamonds17845+128
Kashima Antlers17836+827
Sanfrecce Hiroshima19685+226
Cerezo Osaka18657+223
Consadole Sapporo16646+222
FC Tokyo17647-522
Tokushima Vortis18549-719
Shonan Bellmare18396-318
Shimizu S-Pulse17368-815
Gamba Osaka15357-714
Kashiwa Reysol174211-914
Vegalta Sendai17359-1614
Oita Trinita163310-1212
Yokohama FC181413-327

RankingsJapanese J League

Goal Difference56th
Goals Scored22Tied-6th
Goals Conceded176th