Germany players rated vs Japan- The 4th Official

Germany faced off against Japan at the Khalifa International Stadium earlier today as they look to make it big at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Germany got off to a good start by taking the advantage thanks to a penalty from Ilkay Gundogan in the 33rd minute. Hans Flick’s team entered the half with the score at 1-0.

After a lackluster second half, Germany equalized in the 75th minute through a goal from Risu Doğan. Takuma Asano gave Japan a superb lead just eight minutes later with a fine performance as Hansi Flick’s side were eventually beaten 2-1 in Qatar.

Let’s see how each German player fared against Japan.

GK: Manuel Neuer – 6/10

Neuer made two fine saves in the game but will be disappointed after conceding two late balls.

AR: Niklas Sule – 6/10

The German genius was strong in the air and neat as it passed. However, his defense looked vulnerable late in the game.

CB: Antonio Rudiger – 6.5/10

Rudiger made a vital clearance from the back and was a threat at the other end of the field.

DC: Nico Schlotterbeck – 6.5/10

He played his part defensively and created two key chances in the final third.

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GM: David Laume – 7/10

Raum made some good interceptions in his own half and created good chances in the final third.

WC: Joshua Kimmich – 7/10

Kimmich doesn’t offer much protection on the defensive end, but is still a threat in the final third.

WC: Ilkay Gundogan – 8/10

The City midfielder was a real threat in front of Japan’s goal, keeping his composure in the first half and scoring from the penalty spot.

AD: Serge Gnabry – 7/10

Gnabry was a constant threat in the final third, but he took no chances.

CAM: Thomas Muller – 7/10

He created tantalizing chances for his teammates but was difficult to threaten the opposing goal.

LW: Jamal Musiala – 6/10

Musiala had a few high profile moments in the game but couldn’t find the back of the net.

ST: Kai Havertz – 6/10

He created a decent chance in the game, but it looked like he never scored.

substitute:

CM: Leon Goretzka – 6/10

Goretzka’s presence in the final third was very limited.

WC: Jonas Hoffman – 6/10

He added energy to Flick’s midfield.

ST: Niclas Füllkrug – 6/10

Fullkrug made a few offers after coming off the bench.

MOC: Mario Gotze – 6/10

He created a great chance in the final third.

ST: Youssoufa Moukoko – not applicable

Moukoko entered the final minutes of the game.

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