Asian teams had managed three draws in 17 matches against South American sides, but the four-times Asian champions made their extra man count after Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez became the first player to get a red card in Russian Federation. Kagawa then converted from the spot.
Sanchez, described as "one of Colombia's most important players" by national team manager Jose Pekerman, struck out a hand to block Shinji Kagawa's effort on the line and subsequently received the second fastest red card in World Cup history.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Russia scored three goals in a 15-minute span early in the second half to set up a 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday, moving the host nation to the brink of the World Cup's knockout stage.
Senegal and Japan also impressed with respective victories over Poland and 10-man Colombia in Group H. After their teams won surprising upsets, fans from Senegal and Japan each celebrated in the stadium, and when the partying was done, they stuck around and cleaned up.
In between those two matches, Uruguay look to secure their passage to the knockout rounds when they clash with Saudi Arabia in Group A from 3am.
Senegal's second was controversial as M'Baye Niang sprinted back on to the field of play after injury to intercept a backpass before the onrushing Wojciech Szczesny could reach it, duly slotting into an empty net.
Japan soccer fans are pictured ahead of a match against Colombia in the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, on June 19, 2018. Colombia went on to equalize in the 39th minute, before Japan scored a second-half victor.
But it was Japan who broke the deadlock as Osako converted with a header from Keisuke Honda's corner.
Senegal and Japan have been part of the uprising of the underdogs at this World Cup, in the mix among the lower-ranked teams that are surprisingly taking points from the favorites.