Lukas Podolski marked his Vissel Kobe debut with a brilliant double to help secure a 3-1 victory over Omiya Ardija in the J.League.
After a goalless first half, Yoshiki Matsushita teed up the ex-Germany international and he rifled a stunning 25-yard strike into the bottom-right corner in the 49th minute.
Omiya hit back through debutant Marcelo Toscano, but Podolski responded two minutes later by beating two defenders to head home a right-wing cross from Kotaro Omori.
Hideo Tanaka completed the scoring with a brilliant, drilled effort from a similar distance to Podolski's first.
Despite the win, Kobe remain ninth in the J.League.