This Wednesday (23), germany vs japan faced off at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. The match was valid for the 1st round of the group stage of the World Cup 2022 by group E. Thus, the Japanese secured by 2 x 1.
Germany v Japan – Highlights
1st half: Gundogan opens the scoring
In a world Cup with the favorites losing their respective matches, the Japan entered the field seeking victory. After 8′, Ito received at speed on the right and crossed to maeda complete to the bottom of the goal. However, the goal was disallowed, as the player was offside at the time of the cross.
On the other hand, the Germany took control of the match after the scare and created many goal opportunities. So, at 33′, Raum received the pass inside the area and was brought down by Gonda🇧🇷 When taking the penalty, Gundogan finished in the middle of the goal to open the scoring.
In addition, he almost extended the lead at 49′. After hitting and rebounding, the ball fell to Kimmich finish from the edge of the area, hitting a low shot in the left corner, stopping in the excellent defense of Gonda🇧🇷 on the rebound, Gnabry finished cross and havertz completed for the goal. However, the goal was disallowed for offside.
2nd period: historical turn of the Japanese
Around the break, the Germany maintained the good rhythm of the game and sought to extend the advantage. So, at 15′, musiala played for Gundogan dominate through the middle and finish from the edge of the area, hitting the right post.
Subsequently, the Germans arrived dangerously again at 25′. Firstly, Gnabry received within the area, played to Hofmann finishing from the entrance to the small area, stopping in the defense of Gonda🇧🇷 on the rebound, Gnabry risked the kick and the Japanese goalkeeper made another great save.
In addition, during the bidding, Gnabry he finished twice more, once with his head and once with his foot, but he also stopped in the excellent defenses of Gonda🇧🇷
On the other hand, the Japan reached the equalizing goal at 30′. At speed on the left, Asano finished cross and Neuer made great defense. on the rebound, Donate completed to the bottom of the goal.
With the tie, the Japanese recovered in the match and looked for the turnaround at 38′. on the right, Itakura launched to Asanowho dominated and advanced to the bottom line to finish in the exit of Neuer to close the score at 2 x 1.
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Germany v Japan – What happens next?
With the victory, the Japan debut in World Cup 2022 securing three points and leading group E. On the other hand, Germany ranks 4th with no points.
Now, they are preparing for the next round, which will be on Sunday (27). O Japan face aa Costa Rica at 07:00 (Brasília time), at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium. Later, at 4 pm (Brasília time), the Germany face the Spain at Al Bayt Stadium.