Japan beats Germany 2-1 in another World Cup shock

Japan provides another big World Cup upset, beating Germany for the first time ever.  Germany dominated for large periods of the match and had plenty of opportunities to extend its lead after going 1-0 up, but Japan rode its luck and was clinical when the chances arrived. 

Japan takes a 2-1 lead through Takuma Asano and we are on the verge of another huge World Cup upset.  With just nine minutes of regular time left, Asano leathers the ball past Neuer who can do nothing to prevent another goal.  All the Japanese substitutes rush onto the pitch while the Japanese fans in the stands are all out of their seats for the final minutes of this game.

Japan gets 2 late goals to beat Germany 2-1 at World Cup - Lacombe Express

 Though not on the level of Saudi Arabia's victory over Argentina on Tuesday, there would still have been very few people predicting this result.  Japan's victory has blown Group E wide open and given Germany a real mountain to climb – the 2014 World Cup winner faces the daunting prospect of Spain next.  Surely, it won't be two consecutive group stage exits for Germany ... will it?