Soccer: Iniesta, Nishi send ACL debutants Kobe into last 8

Tournament debutants Vissel Kobe reached the last eight of the Asian Champions League on Monday, dispatching Shanghai SIPG of China 2-0 in the round of 16 thanks to goals from Andres Iniesta and Daigo Nishi. Iniesta’s 31st-minute opener was part of a masterful display by the Spanish World Cup winner, who threaded a low strike between three defenders and past Shanghai keeper Chen Wei, who touched the ball but could not stop it crossing the line. The J-League club put a stranglehold on the match when midfielder Nishi netted their second five minutes after the break at Khalifa International Stadi…

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