Takehiro Tomiyasu played his part in one of the shocks of the World Cup so far, as he helped Japan stun Germany 2-1.
Our defender appeared from the bench at half-time with his side trailing 1-0 thanks to Ilkay Gundogan's penalty, making his first appearance since limping off against FC Zurich in the Europa League at the start of the month.
He was one of a number of substitutions that helped turn the tide for the Samurai Blue, with Ritsu Doan grabbing an equaliser on 75 minutes, just four minutes after being introduced, before former Gunner Takuma Asano - also a second-half replacement - driving the ball home from a tight angle to complete the turnaround with seven minutes to go.
Japan held on to claim a huge victory and spark jubilant scenes, with Tomi, who was making his World Cup debut, reflecting on the huge moment for his nation on Instagram:
The win gives them a huge chance of reaching the knockout stages, with their next game against Costa Rica on Sunday, November 27, who lost 7-0 to Spain in their opener.
They round off their group games against the Spanish on Thursday, December 1.
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