January 30, 2023

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Japan stun Germany in one other 2022 World Cup surprising outcome


Japan shocked Germany with a late comeback of their World Cup opener, with objectives from Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano seeing them win 2-1 on the Khalifa Worldwide Stadium.

Japan had by no means beforehand crushed their European opponents, however they capitalised on German errors and missed probabilities to safe a well-known victory within the first sport of Group E.

Japan had an early ‘objective’ from Daizen Maeda dominated out for offside too, however Hansi Flick’s aspect quickly went forward after a careless problem from goalkeeper Shuichi Gonda on David Raum gave them a penalty and Ilkay Gundogan slotted dwelling from the spot (33).

Germany thought they’d scored a second on the finish of the primary half, however Kai Havertz’s strike was additionally dominated out for offside.

The four-time World Cup winners continued to see probabilities come and go – Gundogan hitting the put up on the hour – earlier than Japan used their lightning fast assault to attain twice late on.

4 minutes after approaching instead, Doan (75) turned dwelling from shut vary after a Manuel Neuer save. Germany had been then caught out with a ball excessive, permitting Asano (83) to smuggle the ball dwelling on a decent angle.

Every Japan objective was greeted with a staff bundle on the nook flag, and there have been joyous celebrations at full-time. For Germany, their poor World Cup type continues, having completed backside of their group on the 2018 match, with Spain and Costa Rica but to play in Group E.

Japan began brightly and had the ball within the web inside seven minutes. Gundogan was muscled off the ball in midfield earlier than Junya Ito drove down the proper flank. Maeda then slotted dwelling his cross, however he was a yard offside.

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Germany quickly started to seek out their toes and had a string of probabilities after the 20-minute mark. Joshua Kimmich noticed his effort from distance palmed away by Gonda earlier than Gundogan skied the rebound. The Man Metropolis midfielder then noticed an effort go straight at Gonda, earlier than one other try a minute later was well-blocked.

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