Borussia Dortmund win charity match against 'Team Japan'

The German champions won 2-1 in Duisburg on Tuesday in a match dedicated to earthquake victims in Japan

Borussia Dortmund earned a 2-1 victory over ‘Team Japan’ on Tuesday in a charity match for Japanese earthquake victims.

In front of 10,000 spectators in Duisburg, the German champions took the lead through Markus Feulner in the eighth minute and doubled their advantage minutes later, thanks to a goal from 20-year-old Daniel Ginczek.

Team Japan were able to get on the scoresheet after Florian Kringe gave away a penalty in the 35th minute. Playmaker Shinji Kagawa, who played against his club team on the night, successfully converted the spot-kick.

The money collected from the ticket sales went to the victims of the recent natural disaster in Japan and towards rebuilding and maintaining a children's hospital.

A donation of €1 million was also made by Dortmund’s sponsors Evonik Industries AG to the survivors of the disaster.

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