Tokyo - After being mobbed by an army of devoted local supporters upon their arrival in Japan on Monday, Borussia Dortmund took to the pitch on Tuesday evening (local time) for their first Bundesliga World Tour 2015 friendly.
bundesliga.com brings you the story of their match against local outfit Kawasaki Frontale in tweets...
WEIDENFELLER! #kawbvb 0-6— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) July 7, 2015
Sixpack! 🙌☺ #kawbvb— bombastic (@Funtastisch) July 7, 2015
GOAL! 6-0! Stankovic the goal scorer, after Aubameyang squared it in the box. Mkhitaryan with another through ball to set up the chance.— Stefan Buczko (@bvbawesome) July 7, 2015
😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍— Laurin (@LaurinHDo) July 7, 2015
TOORRBAMEYANG! #kawbvb 0-3 (53’)— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) July 7, 2015
BVB (2nd half): Weidenfeller - Stenzel, Hummels, Stankovic, Schmelzer - Gündogan, Bender - Sauerland, Maruoka, Mkhitraryan - Aubameyang— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) July 7, 2015
2-0 to BVB after 36 minutes, Kagawa with the second
Renato lässt auch den letzten Jetlag verschwinden. Quirlig. // Renato is keeping us busy. Despite the jetlag. #kawbvb 0-1— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) July 7, 2015
26 minutes gone...
Der Ball rollt in Kawasaki. // The game is on! #kawbvb 0-0— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) July 7, 2015
How's your Japanese?
‘And here are the teamsheets…’
Thomas Tuchel has gone for a somewhat surprising line-up. New signing Roman Bürki starts in goal, with another new arrival - youngster Julian Teigl – lining up in midfield. And pleasingly for the home crowd, Japanese duo Shinji Kagawa and Mitsuru Maruoka both start.
BVB: Bürki - Piszczek, Subotic, Sokratis, Durm - Maruoka, Weigl - Hofmann, Kagawa, Castro - Reus #kawbvb— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) July 7, 2015
Smiles all round
One lucky fan was treated to a picture with midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and he could hardly contain his excitement. Neither could the fan himself.