Germany vs Japan match started on 23 November 2022 at 16:00 Local Qatar Timing.
Germany vs Japan Match Results
4 times world cup winner Germany lost to Japan and the score is Germany 1-2 Japan
Germany vs Japan Summary Highlights
Germany vs Japan All Goals
Germany vs Japan Match Stats
Points Table Group E After Germany vs Japan Match 11
Man of the Match Germany vs Japan
ILKAY GUNDOGAN (GERMANY) has been given the man of the match despite Germany being defeated because of his great energetic gameplay.
Turning Point Germany vs Japan
Germany scored an earlier goal at 33′ but Japan did not go under pressure. Then Ritsu scored a goal at 75′ which boosted the confidence of Japan and they utilized this confidence to strike another goal at 83′ by Takuma which change the complete game.
Why Japan Won
Despite Germany striking an early goal, Japan did not lose confidence. When Japan had ball possession they attempted a goal without going underestimated which gave them many chances. Japan had only 26% possession still they took 12 shots from which 2 succeeded and Germany went under pressure which lead Japan to win this match.
Why Germany Lost
Germans played really well if you just see the match results you will think the germans did not play well. but if you watch the complete match again you will realize that the germans played really good soccer. They had 74% possession of the ball and complete dominance in the game and they used this dominance to take 26 shots from which 9 shots were on target but Japan’s defense and goalkeeper saved it all. Overall germans had possession of the ball but Japan succeeded to score goals and the Germans lost.
The world cup definitely gives you big surprises and upsets, like the biggest in the tournament Saudi Arabia beating Argentina, and not Japan beating Germany. Germany should now take the rest matches seriously to qualify for the round of 16.