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Past disappointments may have persuaded Vissel Kobe fans to temper their expectations when the club unveiled its latest signings over the offseason, but Saturday’s table-topping win over Kashima Antlers has surely prompted a rethink.

Vissel beat Antlers 3-2 to jump into first place above defending champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima, twice coming from behind before Keijiro Ogawa notched a 69th-minute winner. The result means Vissel have now won four games in a row, but the outlook for the newly promoted side at the start of the season was anything but clear-cut.

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