Takuma Asano caps Japan’s second-half fightback to leave Germany stunned | World Cup 2022

Hajime Moriyasu wrested this Group E opener Japan’s way with a series of second-half substitutions that showed bravery from the coach and consigned Germany to a second consecutive defeat at the start of a World Cup campaign.

Four years ago in Russia a Hirving Lozano goal gave Mexico a famous victory over the four-times champions. On Wednesday, it was Takuma Asano of the Bundesliga’s Bochum who sent the vocal Japanese fans at Khalifa International Stadium into ecstasy along with his teammates and the rest of the squad who flooded the pitch to celebrate his 83rd-minute winner.

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