For nearly three years, Urawa Reds fans have waited for a chance to see Vissel Kobe captain Andres Iniesta in the flesh.

On Saturday, 4,917 got their chance — but it was goals from Tatsuya Tanaka and Kasper Junker that would bring them to their feet as Urawa overcame an error-strewn first half to win 2-0 at Saitama Stadium.

Tanaka’s header off a superb Koya Yuruki cross came just two minutes into the second half, allowing Urawa to hop onto the front foot much to the surprise of Kobe’s star-studded side.