Takashi Inui- 8.5

Had pace to get in behind defenders and keep balls in that looked certain to roll out. A spectacular strike from outside the area put Japan ahead by two.

Yuya Osako- 7

Slid across in attack to try and trap the Belgium defence in the corners, making it difficult for them to work the ball out.


Keisuke Honda- 6

It only took about two minutes for Honda to find the ball in front of goal but it was just a touch too far. Forced a save at the death with a well-struck free-kick in stoppage time.

Genki Haraguchi – 5.5

Came on to provide fresh legs in midfield but didn’t see much of the ball.