Fernando Torres and Andres Iniesta lose on J-League debut - Best images

Sport360 staff 22/07/2018

Spain legends Fernando Torres and Andres Iniesta didn’t have the kind of J-League debut they would have liked, as both stars’ team lost.

Former Atletico Madrid and Liverpool striker Torres’ Sagan Tosu side were defeated 1-0 by Vegalta Sendai after conceding an 87th minute goal. The forward himself had a header saved.

Meanwhile, former Barcelona maestro Iniesta came on as a substitute for his new side, Vissel Kobe, with 32 minutes to go, but couldn’t help his team from losing 3-0 to Shonan Bellmare.

Here, we take a look at some of the best images from both the Spaniards’ first J-League outing.

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Lack of fuel caused 2016 Chapecoense plane crash tragedy

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The findings on the crash that killed 19 players from Chapecoense have been released.

The 2016 plane crash that wiped out a Brazilian football team was caused by a lack of fuel, Colombia’s aviation authority said Friday following an extensive investigation into the disaster.

The probe was launched after the November 28 crash which claimed the lives of 71 people, including all but a handful of players from Brazil’s Chapecoense Real football club.

The accident “was caused by the plane’s empty fuel tank as a result of inappropriate risk management by LaMia (Airlines),” said Miguel Camacho, who heads the authority’s accident investigation branch.

LaMia Airlines is a Bolivian-registered charter company that specializes in flying Latin American football clubs.

Investigators from Bolivia, Brazil and Colombia had been looking into what caused the crash, with Friday’s report confirming what had been one of the leading theories after a recording emerged in which the pilot radioed the control tower to report a fuel emergency.

Following a preliminary investigation a month after the crash, the Colombian aviation authority said it believed the airline had disregarded international rules on fuel reserves.

In its report Friday, the aviation authority said it had found sufficient “evidential and technical support” to corroborate that theory.

Chapecoense had been enjoying a fairy tale season and were en route to the biggest match in their history, which they were tipped to win, when the plane went down, crashing into the Colombian mountains not far from the city of Medellin.

Of the 77 people onboard, only six people survived, three of them Chapecoense players.

Also killed were 20 Brazilian journalists who were traveling with the team to cover the match.

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Ronaldo meets Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the LA Galaxy squad

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Ever since Zlatan Ibrahimovic‘s move from Manchester United there has been a buzz about LA Galaxy‘s MLS campaign.

The Swedish striker scored a sensational volley and also the winner on debut for his new club.

Meanwhile, Ibrahimovic and his team mates were paid a special visit by former Brazil striker Ronaldo on Wednesday.

The two legendary stars later posed for a picture together inside LA Galaxy’s dressing room which was posted by the ex-Inter Milan and Real Madrid star on his Instagram.

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