JAKARTADAILY.ID – Another big upset happened at the Qatar World Cup 2022 group stage match between Japan and Germany when Japan defeated Germany by 2-1.
Japan made a sensational turnaround after Ilkay Gündogan's penalty in the first half. Gündogan put Germany ahead from the spot, following a clumsy challenge from Japan keeper Shuichi Gonda on David Raum.
Japan’s substitutes Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano scored second-half goals to earn Japan a memorable victory at the Khalifa International Stadium.
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Ritsu Doan scores 75’ and Takuma Asano scored in 83 minutes for the Blue Samurai. Asano took advantage of some questionable German defending.
Takumi Minamino's shot in to the path of Ritsu Doan. The Freiburg forward had come on as a substitute only moments earlier and slammed joyously home.
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This result makes the champions of 2014 face the very realistic prospect of a second straight exit at the Word Cup group stage.
Previously, the Saudi Arabian national team won against Argentina by 2-1 in a comeback victory at Lusail Stadium on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.