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Vissel Kobe began the Asian Champions League campaign with a win on Tuesday after beating Kitchee SC of Hong Kong 2-1 in Group J at Buriram Stadium in Thailand.

Vissel, sitting bottom of the J. League first division this season after going without a win in 10 games, went 2-0 up in the 85th minute when substitute Shion Inoue scored on a half-volley following good work down the left by Koya Yuruki, who also came off the bench.

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