Underrated Japan Produces Sensational Come-Back Victory Against Dreadful Germany
Germany now sit on the third position after losing their opening game against Japan despite taking the lead at first.
An opening penalty goal from Ilkay Gundogan couldn’t hand the Germans a victory as Japan managed to steal a victory at the Khalifa International Stadium.
Ritsu Doran led the way with a 77th minute equalizer, beating Bayern Munich star Goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer in his own box.
Itakura fostered the winning goal by setting up his teammate, Takuma Asano for a beautiful goal that saw them climb into the second position of the Group E.
Japan now prepare to battle Costa Rica in their next match, stepping up as the favorites, having an opportunity to extend their hopes for a knockout stage qualification.
Germany on the other hand will have their chase ruined should they fail to beat Spain on their next match. The game against Spain isn’t expected to be easy after seeing the Spanish side rain 7-0 brimstone on Costa Rica to climb into the first place.
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