Vissel Kobe win again thanks to Villa
Villa opened the scoring with an excellent left-footed effort just before the break, and Leo Osaki doubled the scoring in the 2nd half. The hosts could only pull one back in injury time.
Other than Villa, Andrés Iniesta and Sergi Samper also played really well. Vissel Kobe sit 9th with 35 points, 7 more than Sagan Tosu who are in the relegation playoffs, and who drew 3-3 with Urawa Red Diamonds. Isaac Cuenca scored for the home side, but the visitors levelled in the 97th minute through a Kenyu Sugimoto penalty.