Soccer: Vissel Kobe overcome 3-goal deficit to stun Sapporo

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Hotaru Yamaguchi netted a second-half brace, including the 86th-minute winner, as Vissel Kobe came from three goals down to beat Consadole Sapporo 4-3 in the J-League first division on Saturday. The goal-fest at Sapporo Dome included a hat-trick for Anderson Lopes and three penalties, two of which the Brazilian forward converted late in the first half to give the hosts a 2-0 lead going into the break. Lopes opened the scoring from the spot in the 45th minute, sending Kobe keeper Daiya Maekawa the wrong way after 21-year-old midfielder Daiju Sasaki was penalized for knocking over Lucas Fernande...

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