(Sporting Alert) — Japan came from a goal down to beat a very talented Belgium side 3-2 in an exhibition international game on the road on Tuesday night.
Kevin Mirallas fired the hosts into the lead after 14-minutes when Japan got it all wrong in the back and Romelu Lukaku skipped around the out-of-place keeper to find his Everton teammate wide open inside the box.
However, Yoichiro Kakitani made sure the two teams headed into the interval all even when he headed home an equalizer in the 37th.
Goals from Keisuke Honda and Shinji Okazaki in the 57th and 63rd minutes send the Japanese 3-1 up and stunned the home side.
Toby Alderweireld grab a goal 10-minutes from time, but Japan held on to take the victory in another impressive showing in their Fifa World Cup preparation.
Belgium v Japan
Belgium: Mignolet, Alderweireld, Van Buyten, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Witsel, Dembele, Hazard, Mertens, Lukaku, Mirallas.
Subs: Courtois, Fellaini, Benteke, Defour, Nainggolan, Meunier, De Bruyne, Vossen, Casteels.
Japan: Kawashima, Gotoku Sakai, Hiroki Sakai, Morishige, Uchida, Hasebe, Yamaguchi, Kiyotake, Honda, Kagawa, Kakitani.
Subs: Nishikawa, Nagatomo, Endo, Okazaki, Inoha, Konno, Osako, Yoshida, Gonda.
Referee: Firat Aydinus (Turkey)