Carles Perez scored a second-half brace to lift Spanish powerhouse Barcelona over J. League first-division side Vissel Kobe 2-0 in their friendly on Saturday.
The game was one of two high-profile matches featuring J. League clubs on Saturday. In the other one, English Premier League side Manchester City beat Yokohama F. Marinos 3-1 at Yokohama’s Nissan Stadium.