Alberto Zaccheroni has taken Japan to triumph in the Asian Cup, beating Australia 1-0 in extra time.
The former Milan, Inter, Lazio and Juventus Coach has found success in his new experience as an international manager.
Despite having to do without star player Shinji Kagawa due to a fractured bone in his foot, The Blue Samurai held out under pressure from the Socceroos.
At at the 110th minute of play, Cesena full-back Yuto Nagatomo crossed for Tadanari Lee to volley in with his left foot.
It is Japan's record fourth victory in the Asian Cup after 1992, 2000 and 2004.