Tournament debutant Vissel Kobe reached the last eight of the Asian Champions League on Monday, dispatching Shanghai SIPG of China 2-0 in the round of 16 thanks to goals from Andres Iniesta and Daigo Nishi.

Atsuhiro Miura's men will be the only J. League representatives in the quarterfinals after Yokohama F. Marinos bowed out of the tournament with a 3-2 loss against South Korea's Suwon Bluewings in their last-16 clash.

Iniesta's 31st-minute opener for Kobe was part of a masterful display by the Spanish World Cup winner, who threaded a low strike between three defenders and past Shanghai keeper Chen Wei, who touched the ball but could not stop it crossing the line.