Japan gave the second surprise in the World Cup Qatar 2022 by beating their German counterpart by a 2-1 comeback at the start of activities of the Group E

$!Shuichi Gonda blocks a shot by Kai Havertz during the Qatar 2022 debut.

Shuichi Gonda blocks a shot by Kai Havertz during the Qatar 2022 debut.

Although both squads offered a football show, it was the Japanese trigger guard Shuichi Gonda who took the palms with the shortcuts that prevented the Europeans from taking the victory.

Gonda’s sporting exploits led him to be compared to the popular character and goalie Benji Pricefrom the successful animated series Supercampeones.

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$!The character from the Super Champions series is remembered by millions of fans.

The character from the Super Champions series is remembered by millions of fans.

It is a manga series written and illustrated by the Japanese Yōichi Takahashi in 1981.

The international fame of this series lies in the fact that its main theme is soccer, narrating the adventures of a group of friends from childhood to becoming professionals and representing Japan.

Among the peculiarities of the characters in this series, some abilities that could seem supernatural stand out, such as saves, sprints and spectacular shots.

$!Scene from Super Champions.

Super Champions scene.

That is why Benji, being the goalkeeper of said series, was remembered when he saw goalkeeper Gonda’s performance against Germany.

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$!Shuichi Gonda goes for the ball inside the six-yard box in the game against Japan.

Shuichi Gonda goes for the ball inside the six-yard box in the game against Japan.

In the actions of the World Cup match, Germany took the lead at minute 33 when Ikay Gündogan awarded a penalty kick.

It was at minute 75 when Ritsu Döan equalized the score and at 83 his teammate Takuma Ásanos turned it around for the final result.

Shūichi Gonda is 33 years old and plays for Shimizu S-Pulse in the Japan J1 League.

$!Shuichi Gonda saves a shot by German Serge Gnabry.

Shuichi Gonda saves a shot from Germany’s Serge Gnabry.

The next commitment of the Japanese is against Costa Rica next Sunday, November 27 at 04:00.

Source: Vanguardia

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