The good mood continued as Japan achieved a record-breaking victory in their away game against Germany.스포츠토토

Japan won 4-1 in a close match against Germany held at the Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg, Germany on the 10th (Korean time).

The home team, Germany, did not show any signs of weakness against Japan. Germany activated its starting roster to avenge its defeat at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Kai Havertz came to the forefront. The second line included Serge Gnabry, Florian Wurz, and Leroy Sane.

Ilkay Gundogan and Emre Jan worked together in midfield. Nico Schlotterback, Antonio Rudiger, Niklas Süle and Joshua Kimmich made up the defensive line. Marc-Andre ter Stegen guarded the goal.

To counter this, Japan also formed an elite lineup. Starting with Ayase Ueda, the offensive line included Kaoru Mitoma, Daichi Kamada, and Junya Ito. Wataru Endo and Hidemasa Morita were in the third line. The four defenders were Hiroki Ito, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Ko Itakura, and Yukinari Sugiwara. The goalkeeper gloves were worn by Keisuke Osako.

It was Germany who had the decisive opportunity from the beginning of the game. Germany, which showed strong pressure from near the penalty box, intercepted Japan’s rear build-up in the 4th minute of the first half. Sane passed the pass to Havertz with a one-touch pass, but the opportunity was lost as Havertz was unable to properly catch the ball.

Japan overcame the crisis and scored the first goal 11 minutes into the first half. Japan started attacking from the right, and Yukinari boldly delivered a cross. Ito, who was in front of the goal, exquisitely changed the direction of the cross, and Ter Stegen tried to straighten his hand, but the ball was already being sucked into the goal.

Japan, who had set the tone, continued to shake up Germany. Germany continued to try to pressure Japan, but Japan took advantage of Germany’s pressure to attack space. That was the situation in the 18th minute of the first half. In an instant, Germany exposed a lot of space. Ito attacked and attempted a shot, but this time it was caught by Ter Stegen.

Germany did not fall easily either. In the 19th minute of the first half, Germany launched an attack from the center through Würz, and Sane finished the attack cleanly, scoring the equalizer.

The score was 1-1 for a moment, but Germany gave up a goal too easily. In the 22nd minute of the first half, Japan’s attack began again from the right. Similar to the first scoring situation, Yukinari delivered a cross. Ito’s shot missed, but Ueda hit Germany’s net with a sensible shot that only changed the direction.

Germany was shaken helplessly when the score was tied at 1-2. It was not efficient in ground attack and could not effectively block Japan’s counterattack. After deploying a solid defense, Japan leisurely trampled Germany from the flanks, led by Mitoma and Ito.

In the 40th minute of the first half, Japan had a decisive scoring opportunity. Rudiger foolishly gave up possession under pressure from Ueda. It was a perfect opportunity with no German player able to keep Ueda in check, but Ueda’s shot was blocked by Ter Stegen.

Germany, which was struggling against Japan’s offensive, took the opportunity to tie again just before the end of the first half. This time too, the starting point was Wurz. Sane, who received Würz’s pass, took advantage of his speed and sprinted, but Tomiyas caught up and interfered. Japan laughed in the first half.

Japan’s momentum continued in the second half. Germany was unable to check Japan’s build-up at all. Japan’s counterattack began in the 3rd minute of the second half. Japan’s counterattack proceeded with great difficulty. Ueda once again took a decisive opportunity, but this time the result was the same. Daichi followed up with a shot after the ball flowed out, but even this missed.

Japan’s attack continued in the 9th minute of the second half. Germany lost sight of Mitoma and lost sight of Daichi. Daichi’s shot was caught by Ter Stegen. Three minutes later, Mitoma came through and attempted a shot. The opportunity was lost as Ter Stegen went straight in front.

Germany, feeling in crisis, attempted to change the mood by bringing in Pascal Gross and Robin Gojens in the 15th minute of the second half. But the effect was minimal. Germany could not control Japan’s counterattack at all.

In the 25th minute of the second half, Japan had a perfect scoring opportunity again. Mitoma made a perfect pass to the running Takuma Asano. Asano’s shot was blocked by Ter Stegen. Mitoma followed and tried to shoot again, but Ter Stegen made a good save.

Germany had a high possession rate, but was unable to attack effectively. In the end, the game was completely tilted at the end of the second half. In the 45th minute of the second half, Germany, where all players participated in the attack, completely missed Takefusa Kubo. Kubo gave up a perfect scoring opportunity to Asano. Asano lightly pushed the ball into the empty goal.

Two minutes later, Japan scored an additional goal. Kubo sent in a sensible cross from the right. Ao Tanaka’s exquisite header headed into the net in a trajectory that Ter Stegen could not do anything about. It was the moment when Germany completely collapsed against Japan.

With this defeat, Germany faced a crisis. Germany faced the shocking result of being eliminated from the group stage for the second consecutive time at the last Qatar World Cup. After the World Cup, the performance is even more serious. Since winning the friendly against Peru in March, there has been no win in five consecutive games. 1 draw and 4 losses.

The 2-3 loss to Belgium was an acceptable result, but they were unable to win against a team that was evaluated as having less power than Germany. Following a 3-3 draw against Ukraine, a 0-1 loss against Poland, and a 0-2 loss against Colombia, they lost 1-4 at home to Japan. Coach Hansi Flick is facing a crisis of dismissal.

Flick said after the game: “I still think I’m fit to coach Germany, but football is dynamic and you can’t predict what will happen in the future. For now, myself and the coaching staff are doing our best to fully prepare the squad. “He admitted that he was in danger of being dismissed.

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