Class is permanent, as they say.
The legendary midfielder showed just why he is revered as one of the greatest-ever during their 2-1 J1 League triumph over Jubilo Iwata.
Iniesta opened his account for his new club with a sublime goal.
Receiving the ball from former Arsenal man Lukas Podolski, Iniesta turned on a sixpence, performing a 180° turn on the Jubilo defender inside the penalty, before rounding the goalkeeper and then scoring.
Watch his goal below:
Almost as if Iniesta is far too good to be playing in Japanpic.twitter.com/qjwnzL0wPB
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In his first appearance since lifting the World Cup with France, Pogba took control and converted from the penalty spot to give United a lead they would never relinquish. This was the kind of performance Jose Mourinho wanted to see from the Frenchman and afterward, he hailed Pogba’s “monster” effort.
Elsewhere in the Premier League, several other clubs begin their campaign today as Tottenham face Newcastle, Chelsea meet Huddersfield, Everton clash with Wolves, and more.
In Spain, recent World Cup Golden Ball winner Luka Modric has agreed to a bumper deal with Real Madrid to extend his contract beyond 2020.
James Anderson decimated India’s batting order on the second day of the second Test at Lord’s, taking five wickets to leave the visitors in a precarious position heading into England’s innings. Check out Ashish Peter’s talking points from the rain-interrupted session.
Ajit Vijaykumar, meanwhile, made the case for Anderson to be considered among the fast-bowling greats.
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Football: Newcastle v Tottenham, Premier League, 15:30
Huddersfield v Chelsea, Premier League, 18:00
Wolves v Everton, Premier League, 20:30
Cricket: England v India, second Test, 14:00
Manchester United’s scour of Europe for a new defender has seen them inquire about the possibility of signing Paris Saint-Germain’s Layvin Kurzawa, reports l’Equipe.
The Red Devils are in the market for a new centre-back and potentially a left-back with Kurzawa a target for the latter spot after a meeting to discuss a move on Wednesday.
However, the French daily claims PSG boss Thomas Tuchel views the Les Bleus internationals as his first-choice, although the Parisians are said to be interested in Juventus star Alex Sandro, so Kurzawa may be moved on to facilitate the move.
Premier League side Wolves have also been linked with a £22million move for the 25-year-old.