Japan have taken a 1-0 lead against Colombia thanks to an ice-cool penalty from Borussia Dortmund attacker Shinji Kagawa.
The 29-year-old took full advantage of some poor play at the back by the South American giants, who must now play the rest of the game with ten men.
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Carlos Sanchez was the guilty man and was given his marching orders before Kagawa got Japan off to the perfect start at the World Cup.
Although many wouldn’t regard Japan as one of the favourites to go far in this tournament, Kagawa is a world class player who’s done the business at the highest level down the years and could give them the spark they need to cause one or two upsets.
GOAL ?? @S_Kagawa0317 fires #JPN ahead from the penalty spot! Uphill battle now for 10 man #COL.
?? 0 – 1 ??#beINRussia #beINFWC #COLJPN #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/Pden59o1gm
— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) June 19, 2018