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...
2-0 to BVB after 36 minutes, Kagawa with the second
26 minutes gone...
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.
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.