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  • Ilkay Gündogan 33' (pen.)
1
Group Stage
Finished
  • Ritsu Doan 75'
  • Takuma Asano 83'
2
GER
JPN
KO
  • GOOOAAALLL!!! Germany lead!!! Gundogan finally has success in the box as he steps up to take the penalty, sends Gonda the wrong way, and slots the ball into the left-hand corner to put Germany 1-0 up! A needless penalty to concede from Japan's point of view, and after a bright start, the Samurai Blues trail!
    Germany
    Goal
    GER - Ilkay Gündogan
    33'
HT
  • Nagatomo comes off next for Japan, who make an attacking change in the form of Brighton's Kaoru Mitoma.
    Japan
    Japan
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out5 - Yuto Nagatomo
    Substitution - In9 - Kaoru Mitoma
    Japan
    Japan
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out25 - Daizen Maeda
    Substitution - In18 - Takuma Asano
    57'
  • Germany make their first changes of the match, the first of which sees Muller withdrawn for Jonas Hofmann.
    Germany
    Germany
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out13 - Thomas Müller
    Substitution - In18 - Jonas Hofmann
    Germany
    Germany
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out21 - Ilkay Gündogan
    Substitution - In8 - Leon Goretzka
    67'
  • Tanaka comes off next for Japan, and Ritsu Doan will replace the midfielder.
    Japan
    Japan
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out17 - Ao Tanaka
    Substitution - In8 - Ritsu Doan
    71'
  • Japan are really going for it now, as starting right-back Sakai comes off for another attacking option in Takumi Minamino.
    Japan
    Japan
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out19 - Hiroki Sakai
    Substitution - In10 - Takumi Minamino
    74'
  • GOOOOAAAALLLL!!!!! Japan have parity, and boy do they deserve it!!! Mitoma drives forward before feeding Minamino, whose ball across the face is parried away by Neuer. Doan reacts quickest to smash the ball into the back of the net, and the three Japan substitutes combine to put them back on level terms at 1-1!
    Japan
    Goal
    JPN - Ritsu Doan
    75'
  • Musiala comes off in Germany's latest change, and their current wonderkid is replaced by one of their young starlets from 2014, as winning goalscorer from the final, Mario Gotze, comes on.
    Germany
    Germany
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out14 - Jamal Musiala
    Substitution - In11 - Mario Götze
    Germany
    Germany
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out7 - Kai Havertz
    Substitution - In9 - Niclas Füllkrug
    79'
  • GOOOOOOAAAAALLLL!!!! Can you believe it???? Itakura's long ball from a free-kick in his own half is met by Asano, who beats Schlotterbeck with a beauty of a first touch. He darts into the box and smashes a shot from the tightest of angles, which beats Neuer and flies into the roof of the net!!! What a turnaround, what a story, and what a finish, to put Japan 2-1 up!!!
    Japan
    Goal
    JPN - Takuma Asano
    83'
  • Germany throw the dice as they take Gnabry off in their final change, and 18-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko comes on to become Germany's youngest-ever player at a World Cup.
    Germany
    Germany
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out10 - Serge Gnabry
    Substitution - In26 - Youssoufa Moukoko
    90'
FT
Germany
Game Stats
Japan
74%
Possession
26%
26
Shots
12
9
Shots (On goal)
4
6
Corners
6
2
Saves
8
6
Fouls
14

Lineups

1
Manuel Neuer
15
Niklas Süle
2
Antonio Rüdiger
23
Nico Schlotterbeck
3
David Raum
6
Joshua Kimmich
21
Ilkay Gündogan
10
Serge Gnabry
13
Thomas Müller
14
Jamal Musiala
7
Kai Havertz
Germany
4-2-3-1
12
Shuichi Gonda
19
Hiroki Sakai
4
Ko Itakura
22
Maya Yoshida
5
Yuto Nagatomo
6
Wataru Endo
17
Ao Tanaka
14
Junya Ito
15
Daichi Kamada
11
Takefusa Kubo
25
Daizen Maeda
Japan
4-2-3-1

Team Stats

Germany

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
022
ForwardsGASHOFCFS
79'
00020
MidfieldersGASHOFCFS
00301
90'
00600
79'
00203
67'
33'
10510
67'
00001
SubstitutesGASHOFCFS
67'(Thomas Müller)
00100
67'(Ilkay Gündogan)
00110
79'(Jamal Musiala)
00001
79'(Kai Havertz)
00100
90'(Serge Gnabry)
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--
000--

Japan

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
018
ForwardsGASHOFCFS
57'
00110
MidfieldersGASHOFCFS
00100
00034
00000
71'
00000
45'
00021
DefendersGASHOFCFS
01030
00000
74'
00111
57'
00000
SubstitutesGASHOFCFS
45'(Takefusa Kubo)
00000
57'(Daizen Maeda)
83'
10320
57'(Yuto Nagatomo)
00000
71'(Ao Tanaka)
75'
10100
74'(Hiroki Sakai)
00110
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--
000--

Team Ranks

Germany
Game Stats
Japan
74%
Possession
26%
26
Shots
12
9
Shots (On goal)
4
6
Corners
6
2
Saves
8
6
Fouls
14