Takehiro Tomiyasu produced an outstanding performance for Japan against Germany on Saturday night
In an international friendly on Sunday night, Takehiro Tomiyasu led Japan to a 4-1 victory over Germany with an amazing defensive performance. The Arsenal player completed the entire game as Japan scored twice in extra time to humiliate Kai Havertz and Germany.
Junya Ito gave Japan the lead in the 10th minute, while Leroy Sane gave Germany the equalizer eight minutes later. The game was tied at 1-1 going into halftime, but it didn’t take long for Japan to retake the lead through Ayase Ueda in the 22nd minute.
However, Japan surged away on the counter attack in extra time to add a third goal through former Arsenal striker Takuma Asano. The game stayed tied for the entirety of the second half as Germany applied pressure to find an equalizer. Ao Tanaka’s spectacular header in the closing minute of play gave Japan a stunning victory over a top-notch German team. But Japan wasn’t done there.
Takehiro Tomiyasu, an Arsenal player who played as a left center-back and recorded six clearances, three interceptions, and an 86% passing accuracy during the game, had a terrific game for Japan.
To help Japan win, Tomiyasu also made six long passes, won two duels, and blocked Leroy Sane with an outstanding goal-saving play.