The samurai disrupted the machines.. Japan defeated Germany with a lightning double

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Germany – Japan – Played on 11/23/ 2022

Ilkay Gundogan scored Germany’s goal in the 33rd minute from a penalty kick, to end the first half, with the “machines” advancing with a goal without a response.


In the 75th minute, Ritsu Doan scored the equalizing goal for Japan, depriving the “machines” of two points. Another substitute, Takuma Asano, added a second goal in the 84th minute.
With this, the Japanese national team temporarily tops the group with 3 points.

Waiting for what the second match in the group between Spain and Costa Rica.

Formation of Germany
Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer. Defense line: Nico Schloterbeck – Antonio Rudiger – Niklas Sully – David Raum. Midfield: Joshua Kimmich – Elkay Gendogan – Serge Gnabry – Thomas Mueller – Jamal Musiala. Offensive line: Kai Havertz.
Formation of Japan
Goalkeeper: Shuichi Gonda. Defense line: Hiroki Sakai – Ko Itakura – Maya Yoshida Yuto Nagatomo. Midfield: Oh Tanaka – Wataru Endo – Junya Ito – Daishi Kamada – Takefusa Kubo. Offensive line: Daisen Maeda.

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Match details Japan scores an early goal (8 s), but the referee decides to cancel it for offside.

A powerful header from Rudiger, but it goes just past the post.

The goalless tie continues after the first half hour has passed. The referee awards a penalty kick to Germany after Japan’s goalkeeper obstructed one of the “machines” players.

Gundogan successfully takes the penalty kick, scoring the first goal.

Moments before the end of the second half, Kai Havertz adds the second goal after following the ball in front of the goal, but the referee decides to cancel the goal due to offside.

The end of the first half, with Germany advancing 1-0.

There is nothing new about the result after the first quarter of an hour of the second half has passed. Ritsu Doan scored the equalizing goal for Japan in the 75th minute,

Only 4 minutes after he entered as a substitute. And after 9 minutes, the “Samurai” added a second goal through the other substitute, Takuma Asano.

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