Substitutes Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano scored late objectives Wednesday to offer Japan a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Germany on the World Cup.
Ilkay Gundogan had given four-time champion Germany the lead with a first-half penalty. However Doan, who performs for German staff Freiburg, pounced on a rebound to equalize within the 76th minute after Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer blocked a shot from Takumi Minamino.
Then Asano, who performs for German staff Bochum, sprinted away from Nico Schlotterbeck and beat Neuer from a slim angle within the 83rd.
It was the primary aggressive assembly between the 2 nations.
Earlier than the sport, Germany’s gamers lined their mouths through the staff photograph in an obvious rebuke to FIFA following its determination to cease plans to put on armbands to protest discrimination in host nation Qatar.