Football: Patric winner sinks Kyoto, sends Kobe top of J1


Jean Patric scored the winner as Vissel Kobe moved top of the J-League first division on Sunday with a 2-1 comeback home win over neighbors Kyoto Sanga. Kobe, who earlier announced the signing of 35-year-old Spanish World Cup winner Juan Mata, moved up to 52 points with their first win in three games, two points clear of reigning champions Yokohama F Marinos in second with eight games left. Fourteenth-placed Kyoto took the lead after six minutes when Kobe left-back Ryo Hatsuse's miscued clearance near the touchline landed at the feet of forward Taichi Hara. The former Sint-Truiden dribbled acr...

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