Soccer: Marinos sink Vissel 2-0 in Iniesta's J1 return

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Yokohama F Marinos overpowered Vissel Kobe 2-0 in the J-League first division Sunday following a Thomas Vermaelen own goal and a late strike from Jun Amano. Unbeaten since their opening-round loss to Kawasaki Frontale, Marinos took the lead in the 40th minute at Nissan Stadium on Vermaelen's botched defensive play. The former Arsenal and Barcelona center-back put the ball into his own net while trying to neutralize a cross from Thailand defender Theerathon Bunmathan, who had been set free down the left touchline by a long, diagonal ball from Amano. Vissel captain Andres Iniesta came off the be...

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