Soccer: 10-man Cerezo Osaka defeat Vissel Kobe 1-0

Captain Yoichiro Kakitani struck midway through the second half to give 10-man Cerezo Osaka a 1-0 win against Vissel Kobe in the J-League first division on Wednesday.Second-place Cerezo were reduced to 10 men in the 33rd minute of the Hanshin Derby after forward Ken Tokura earned a straight red for a reckless challenge that left Kobe goalkeeper Daiya Maekawa bleeding from the forehead.Andres Iniesta helped Kobe apply early pressure at Noevir Stadium, orchestrating play in his return to the starting lineup following an ankle injury.Thorsten Fink’s men sought to press their numerical advantage f…

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