Germany vs Japan Live Score, FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar: Japan shock Germany 2-1 with two late goals

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedNov 23, 2022 20:49 IST

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20:49 (IST)23 NOV 2022

That's it for now from this game. Catch you on the Spain v Costa Rica game. Hop tabs to catch that. Bye for now.

20:47 (IST)23 NOV 2022

20:45 (IST)23 NOV 2022

20:37 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Hajime Moriyasu's changes proved to be inspirational as Asano won it for them with a sublime piece of skill. Now the Japanese players are going over to their contingent to thank the fans.

20:30 (IST)23 NOV 2022

FULL-TIME! Germany 1 Japan 2! Japan have done it! What scenes as the full-time whistle blows as the Japanese subs sprint on to the field to raucous celebrations. They have produced their greatest World Cup result and arguably the greatest ever footballing moment of their lives. Once again a 1-0 lead is overturned with two quick goals as we saw yesterday in Argentina v Saudi Arabia. Germany lose their opening game for the 2nd World Cup in a row.

20:30 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Last-ditch defending from the Japanese players as it results in a corner. Neuer is still up in Japan's penalty box.

20:28 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Now Neuer is all the way up to attack a free-kick. Surely the last chance this for Germany?

20:28 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Leon Goretzka on the half-volley from outside the box drives it just wide of the right-hand post of Gonda with the keeper beaten on the dive.

20:24 (IST)23 NOV 2022

STAT courtesy of the BBC: 18-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko comes on for Serge Gnabry to become the youngest player to play for them at a World Cup.

20:22 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Remember this: Japan have never beaten Germany.

20:22 (IST)23 NOV 2022

The Japanese crowd inside the Khalifa are making a hell of a noise. How many minutes of stoppage time will be added on? 7 minutes of added time it is.

20:16 (IST)23 NOV 2022

GOAL! By Takuma Asano in the 83rd minute! Germany 1 Japan 2. My holy cow! What a turnaround in this game. Asano beautifully handles a long ball on the right, skims past Schlotterbeck and then from a tight angle, passes it into the roof of the net with Neuer beaten. That is such a great goal and the Japanese inside the Khalifa Stadium are losing their minds. Is there another upset brewing here?

20:13 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Germany are on the back foot and Hansi Flick responds by making a double change. Kai Havertz and Jamal Musiala are replaced by Niclas Fullkrug and Mario Gotze.

20:08 (IST)23 NOV 2022

GOAL! From Ritsu Doan in the 75th minute! Germany 1 Japan 1. This time Neuer can't keep it out. Japan level. The substitute Ritsu Doan is there to side-foot the ball into the goal after Neuer pushes away the initial shot away. Deserved for Japan who were knocking on the door for the last 10 minutes.

20:05 (IST)23 NOV 2022

WHAT A SAVE from Manuel Neuer! Neuer sticks out his left paw and pushes a certain goalbound shot away. The follow-up shot is sliced over and wide from 5 yards. Germany crowd Neuer to congratulate for what could yet be a pivotal save.

20:03 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Four saves from Shuichi Gonda from a German attack. The header from Gnabry was going into the bottom-right corner until Gondo saved the day. Superb stuff.

20:01 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Germany with a double substitution: Goretzka and Hofmann come on for Gundogan and Muller.

20:00 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Japan are trying hard for an equaliser but Antonio Rudiger thwarts the danger at the back.

19:54 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Now Japan come forward and from a tight angle on the left, Takuma Asano hammers it wide.

19:52 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Ilkay Gundogan hits the post! Great play between Musiala and Gundogan who opts to place it and hits the right-hand post. So close.

19:43 (IST)23 NOV 2022

What feet from Jamal Musiala as he dinks past 3-4 defenders with twinkle-toed feet but blasts it over from 8 yards. All it needed was the finish.

19:41 (IST)23 NOV 2022

A driving run from Thomas Muller who feeds Serge Gnabry who instead of crossing into the box opts for glory and fires over the crossbar.

19:37 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Second half starts.

19:22 (IST)23 NOV 2022

HALF-TIME! Germany 1 Japan 0. Two goals disallowed for offside - one each for Japan and Germany as the Asian side started well but Germany controlled things and Gonda made a mistake by conceding a penalty which Gundogan put away. Still all to play for in the 2nd half.

19:20 (IST)23 NOV 2022

VAR are checking and Kai Havertz's goal is disallowed. A terrific save from Gonda and it falls to Gnabry who crosses to Havertz for a simple tap-in but the Chelsea man is offside. Will stay at 1-0.

19:16 (IST)23 NOV 2022

4 minutes of added time now.

19:16 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Jamal Musiala with great feet but blasts it over from just outside the box. That was a delightful piece of skill from the youngster.

19:04 (IST)23 NOV 2022

GOAL! Ilkay Gundogan in the 33rd minute! Germany 1 Japan 0. Calm as you like as the Manchester City man goes down the middle as the keeper dives to his left. Clumsy challenge to give away the penalty by Gonda and he does not save his side either with with the penalty. Germany lead.

19:02 (IST)23 NOV 2022

PENALTY to Germany!

18:59 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Germany knocking on the door now. But a host of Japanese bodies get in the way and clear the danger. Yoshida with the timely block.

18:58 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Ilkay Gundogan side-foots from outside the box but it's straight at the keeper.

18:51 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Shuichi Gonda makes a good save as it came at a nice height and Gundogan is offside as he blasts over.

18:47 (IST)23 NOV 2022

From a corner Antonio Rudiger heads wide of the near-post. But one assumes that the goalkeeper had that covered.

18:42 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Japan's strategy will be to sit deep and then hit on the counter with the rapid pace they have.

18:38 (IST)23 NOV 2022

GOAL disallowed for offside to JAPAN! Ilkay Gundogan is nicked off the ball in midfield and the right-back send an inviting cross to Daizen Maeda who finishes well with his left-foot but he is clearly offside. His celebrations turn into disappointment. But a warning shot for Germany.

18:31 (IST)23 NOV 2022


18:26 (IST)23 NOV 2022

The players are now on for the anthems.

18:20 (IST)23 NOV 2022

The players are in the tunnel and we are ready for the anthems.

18:18 (IST)23 NOV 2022

STAT courtesy of The Guardian: Manuel Neuer becomes the first goalkeeper to play in four consecutive World Cup finals for Germany.

18:07 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Japan Subs: Kawashima, Yamane, Taniguchi, Shibasaki, Doan, Mitoma, Minamino, Morita, Tomiyasu, Asano, Machino, Ueda, Schmidt, Soma, Hiroki Ito.

18:07 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Germany Subs: Ginter, Kehrer, Goretzka, Fullkrug, Gotze, Trapp, Klostermann, Brandt, Hofmann, Sane, Gunter, ter Stegen, Adeyemi, Kotchap, Moukoko.

17:24 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Germany XI (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Süle, Rüdiger, Schlotterbeck, Raum; Kimmich, Gündogan; Gnabry, Müller, Musiala; Havertz.

Japan XI (4-2-3-1): Gonda; Sakai, Itakura, Yoshida, Nagatomo; Endo, Ito; Kamada, Tanaka, Kubo; Maeda.

17:03 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Japan's only friendly game of the calendar year ended in a 2-1 loss to Canada in Dubai last Thursday. This will be Japan's seventh consecutive appearance in the competition and the 18th for Germany.

17:03 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Germany and Japan will clash for the first time in more than 16 years. The Germans have won only three of their nine clashes this year, including a 1-0 victory over Oman in their final warm-up match before the World Cup.

17:02 (IST)23 NOV 2022

With Spain and Costa Rica as the other two teams in the group, nothing can be taken for granted in any match and Germany will be desperate to start this group on a winning note

17:00 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Japan, on the other hand, know that they have more than enough big match players to cause anyone problems. The likes of Minamino, Kuba, and Tomiyasu have all played at the very highest level and will be confident of a good showing at Qatar

16:59 (IST)23 NOV 2022

2014 World Cup champions Germany get their campaign underway today against a tricky Japan side. Thomas Muller, who is an absolute World Cup legend and the highest goalscorer among all active players in Qatar will be looking to get on the scoresheet once again. 

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