Japanese media love “reversal from 0% win rate”… Germany’s first shame in 44 years

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In the first leg of the Qatar 2022 World Cup group stage against Japan in Group E held at the Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar on the 23rd, Germany led 1-0 in the first half thanks to Gundogan’s penalty.

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Germany was defeated by Austria in 1978 in Argentina. Rummenigge took the lead in the 19th minute of the first half to take the lead, but conceded three goals in the second half and lost 2-3.

The 1978 game against Austria was the last game Germany failed to win at the World Cup stage, even after taking the lead at half-time. Since then, Germany have continued the ‘first half lead = undefeated’ formula for 21 consecutive games until the Russian 2018 tournament.

This record was broken after 44 years.

Germany conceded an equalizer to Doan Ritz in the 29th minute of the second half, and conceded a goal from behind to Takuma Asano in the 37th minute of the second half. It was painful not to score an extra goal, and a defensive error made in too much leisure ultimately paid a heavy price.

On the other hand, Japan produced a miraculous drama.

Nikkan Sports, a Japanese sports media outlet, said, “We defeated Germany with a 0% win rate. He surprised the world with the first come-from-behind victory in the World Cup.”

According to these media, Japan have never won a game where they conceded an opening goal in the World Cup. There were a total of 9 games where they conceded first, and the record was 7 losses and 2 draws.

The German coach, Hansi Flick, regretted in an interview with the local media, “I made too many mistakes that I shouldn’t have made and I wasn’t efficient.”

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