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Fernando Torres scores one, sets up two as Sagan Tosu ease relegation worries

Fernando Torres produced his best performance on Sunday since arriving in Japan helping Sagan Tosu to victory in a relegation six-pointer and then promised there was more to come.

The Spaniard had failed to find the target in seven previous league games since signing for the club in July but scored one and created the other two in a vital 3-0 win over fellow strugglers Gamba Osaka.

Torres, who opened his account in Japan in last week's 3-0 win over Vissel Kobe in the Emperor's Cup, set up Yuji Ono...

Fernando Torres scores first goal in Japan in cup win against Andres Iniesta's Vissel Kobe

Fernando Torres scored his first goal in Japanese football as Sagan Tosu defeated Andres Iniesta's Vissel Kobe on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Emperors Cup.

The match marked the first time the Spaniards have met since moving to the J.League this summer.

Torres and Iniesta both started the match on the substitutes bench before being introduced in the second half.

By that stage Sagan Tosu were already two goals to the good but there was still time left for Torres, who has struggled...

Fernando Torres: J League goal drought down to Sagan Tosu focus on defence

Fernando Torres may still be seeking a first goal in Japan but the Spanish striker is encouraged by the upturn in Sagan Tosu's results since he arrived in July.

Torres, 34, has yet to hit the target in six league appearances for the struggling Kyushu side since arriving but a haul of eight points has taken the team out of the relegation zone.

The latest result was a fine 0-0 draw at the home of title-chasing Kawasaki Frontale on Wednesday that took Tosu, with just 17 goals in 22 games this season,...

Andres Iniesta, Fernando Torres make J-League debuts - but both lose

Andres Iniesta and Fernando Torres made their much-anticipated debuts in Japanese football on Sunday -- but both ended up on the losing side.

The Spanish pair recently joined J-League teams following illustrious careers in Europe.

Iniesta's signing for Vissel Kobe has been met with understandable excitement in Japan and the home crowd were given their first sight of the former Barcelona great when he came on as a second-half substitute against Shonan Bellmare.

Iniesta, in his first appearance since...

Fernando Torres aiming to put Sagan Tosu on world football's map

The career of Fernando Torres has come full circle. The Spanish striker fell in love with football from reading the legendary Japanese comic "Captain Tsubasa." "I remember when I was a kid, we couldn't find the signal really well on TV, but everyone in school was talking about this cartoon about football, from Japan," Torres said back in 2012. "I started playing football because of this ... that was the first contact I had with Japan."

The last chapter of a football career that has seen spells with...