This can already begin to be classified as the World Cup of surprises, on this day Japan gave the surprise against Germany by winning 2-1 against the Teutonic team.
Now the Germans have little margin for error in their remaining two games, one of them against Spain.
Japan, for its part, knew how to overcome the total dominance of the 'Mannschaft' in the first part and came back in the second.
The Asian team warned from the beginning of what it was bringing to the match and how it lined up its ranks.
Starting by punishing the opponent's mistakes. Gundogan lost the ball and the Japanese put together a fast counter, which culminated in a cross from Ito and a shot from Maeda into the net. Lucky for the 'Mannschaft' that was a little further ahead.
Germany breathed and realized that it had been saved only by a little.
From this clear move he knew how to compose himself and began to have more possession of the ball and in search of spaces in the defense of Japan.
With Germany involved in the game, he managed to take a penalty, in the 32nd minute of the game. After a measured pass from '6' to Raum.
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That ended with an unnecessary foul by the goalkeeper Gonda. Gundogan did not fail from 11 meters.
Germany pressed and was able to go into the break with 2-0. But Havertz's goal in extra time did not go up on the scoreboard for offside.
The German team only needed a goal to seal the match, and they almost found it in Gündogan's boots. Musiala, who was in all of them, but finished off the post.
Japan improved in the second part, did not give up and tightened the lines towards the Germans.
This is how the second half would continue, when Asano surprised and scored the second in the 83rd minute.
Both teams belong to Group E. Now the Japanese will have action against Costa Rica next Sunday.
While Germany must turn the page and recover to face the Spanish team on Thursday, December 1.