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Japan stunned Germany 4-1 in a friendly match on Saturday, September 9, 2023, in Wolfsburg, Germany.

The Japanese took the lead in the 11th minute through Junya Ito. The winger cut inside from the left and fired a shot into the bottom corner.

Germany responded in the 19th minute when Leroy Sane scored with a low shot from outside the box.

But Japan regained the lead in the 22nd minute through Ayase Ueda. The striker headed home a cross from Ito.

Takuma Asano scored two goals in the second half to seal the victory for Japan. The first came in the 57th minute, and the second came in the 89th minute.

The win is a major upset for Japan, who are ranked 23rd in the world. Germany, on the other hand, are ranked 12th.

The defeat is a blow to Germany's preparations for the 2024 European Championship. The German team are the defending champions, but they have been struggling in recent months.

The Performances

Junya Ito was the star of the show for Japan. The winger scored a goal and was a constant threat to the German defense.

Ayase Ueda also had a good game for Japan. The striker scored a goal and was involved in several other attacking moves.

Takuma Asano was also impressive for Japan. The striker scored two goals and was a constant menace to the German defense.

Leroy Sane was the best player for Germany. The winger scored a goal and was a constant threat to the Japanese defense.

The Next Match
Japan will next face South Korea in a friendly match on September 12. Germany will next face the Netherlands in a friendly match on September 23.