Andres Iniesta scores again in Japanese league

Vissel Kobe's Andres Iniesta, right, fights for the ball with Sanfrecce Hiroshima's Toshihiro Aoyama during their J-League soccer match in Kobe, western Japan Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (Takumi Sato/Kyodo News via AP)
Vissel Kobe's Andres Iniesta, center, celebrates his game-tying goal during a J-League soccer match against Sanfrecce Hiroshima in Kobe, western Japan Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (Takumi Sato/Kyodo News via AP)
Vissel Kobe's Andres Iniesta, center, scores a game-tying goal during a J-League soccer match against Sanfrecce Hiroshima in Kobe, western Japan Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (Takumi Sato/Kyodo News via AP)

TOKYO — Andres Iniesta scored his second goal in the Japanese league on Wednesday, helping Vissel Kobe earn a 1-1 draw with first-place Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

The former Barcelona midfielder collected a pass in the 18th minute and scored the equalizing goal from 20 meters. Patric had given the hosts the lead moments earlier.

Also, FC Tokyo lost to Kashiwa Reysol 1-0 and dropped into third place. Yusuke Segawa scored the only goal in the 77th minute.

Kawasaki Frontale moved into second place despite being held to a 0-0 draw by Sagan Tosu. Former Spain forward Fernando Torres has yet to score for Sagan Tosu in six matches.

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