Sagan Tosu 1-1 Vissel Kobe: Havenaar bullet on J1 opener
Sagan Tosu and Vissel Kobe played to a 1-1 draw in the opening match of the new J. League season. Tosu got off to a flying start only two minutes into the match, when Kyosuke Tagawa was fouled inside the box. Tagawa converted the spot-kick himself to give Tosu the lead. Kobe eventually found a late equaliser through Mike Havenaar, his left-footed bullet taking a slight deflection and curling into the net.