Arsenal new boy Takuma Asano scored his second goal in as many games at the Olympics, helping to spark a Japan comeback against Colombia last night.
Finding themselves 2-0 down, the 21 year old Gunner cracked home a blistering shot to get one back, before a Shoya Nakajima screamer made it 2-2.
It follows his strike in Japan’s opening game, a 5-4 loss to Nigeria.
It’s been a good Olympics for him and Serge Gnabry who scored twice for Germany, sparking praise from his manager.
“You can see now what an important player he can be and at what level he can play at,” said Horst Hrubesch. “He showed that to everyone and hopefully he will now get the opportunities at his club to play in that position.
“Over the last two years he wasn’t always fully fit. What annoys me is that people at his club have never given him enough trust during that time.”