Germany 1 – 2 Japan: Substitutes Doan, Asano’s goals stun former champions

The world witnessed another surprise on Wednesday as Japan came from a goal down to beat Germany 2-1, thanks to goals by second half substitutes Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano.

Another World Cup magic came into play as Japan scored two goals within eight minutes to cancel an early deficit.

Saudi Arabia had stunned Argentina in an unexpected upset on Tuesday, beating the Lionel Messi-led side 2-1.

On Wednesday, Germany dominated from the start and Ilkay Gundogan broke the deadlock when he converted from the spot in the 33rd minute.

Germany took the lead into the break, but Japan came back more determined not to go down without a fight.

Substitute Ritsu Doan equalised for the Blue Samurai before Takuma Asano nailed the victory in the 83rd minute.

The game went down inside the Khalifa International Stadium.


GOALLLLLLLLLL. Japan takes the lead.

GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL. Japan equalise in a beautiful fashion.

59′ Gundogan missed a clean chance to increase the tally.

We are back for the second half.

Game resumes.

HT: And the first half comes to an end. Gundogan’s goal keeps Germany in the lead.

Havertz scores for Germany, BUT it is ruled for offside.

GOALLLLLLLLLLL. Gundogan converted the penalty for Germany to take the lead.

31′ Penalty awarded to Germany

Memorable moment

8′ Japan scores, BUT it is ruled out for offside.

4′ First corner goes to Japan


The teams are ready, the stadium is ready, the kits are ready and the fans are ready.


Germany starting lineup


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: