Nations Cup: Germany wins against Ukraine and takes over leadership of the group

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Nations League
3:1 against Ukraine: Germany, the group takes the lead

Timo Werner, a heads the Ball to the 2:1 for Germany against Ukraine. Werner is also the 3:1 is achieved.

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The DFB-Team has increased with a 3:1 victory over Ukraine in their chances to win the group in the Nations League significantly. The victory was largely sovereign. However, the Ukrainians met three times in the post.

Timo Werner has scored on his return to Leipzig, the national football team after a tough Corona-patience in the direction of group victory in the Nations Cup. After hours of Waiting on the permission of the health authorities, the selection of national coach Joachim Loew sat down on Saturday evening at the record-breaking game of goalkeeper Manuel Neuer thanks to the goals of the double packs of Werner (33./64. Minute) against Ukraine 3:1 (2:1).

The first common starting appearance for two years proved the young Turbo-storm impressive is his marksmanship. Prior to Werner’s gates, Leroy Sané (23 had. Minute) made in the spirit of the game in the Red Bull Arena in the balance. Only Serge Gnabry remained from the Trio, this time without a hit. After the chaos associated with four positive corona tests, in terms of personnel weakened the guests were by Roman Yaremchuk (12.) the lead went. Of luck, the DFB-Eleven with three post hits in the second half(52 had./75./81.).

Nations League: all trumps in the Hand

At the conclusion of the difficult Corona-the year the DFB-selection against Spain in the Showdown in Seville on Tuesday and now all the cards in the Hand. After the descent-Disaster in 2018, you can make this time to win the group and participation in the Final Four in October 2021 perfect. That would give to much public criticism of Löw hoped-for boost in the direction of EM in the summer. Spain defender Antonio Rüdiger is suspended after his second Yellow card inside.

“Yesterday, quite a bit of uncertainty was felt, but God was true, thanks to that the game can take place”, was Loew, the defendant, with black gloves and white sneakers the game said, shortly before the kick-off is still in the ZDF. DFB-Director Oliver Bierhoff said, “of course, glad that we can play”. Joy demonstrated the DFB-Eleven then – but was surprised by the early goal. Robin Koch and Philipp Max could catch, against the shot of Yaremchuk Bavaria-Keeper New in his 95. Countries game a chance. So Later caught up with the now-76-year-old Sepp Maier, as a German record for a goalkeeper.

Philipp Max takes his Chance

The internationally inexperienced cook and Max were from the beginning ran. The Freiburg chef surprised Löw with a tactical Stratagem and set up the 24-Year-old who had convinced him the 1:0 victory against the Czech Republic, as a holding midfielder in front of the four-man defensive chain. Max was involved in the first two dangerous actions. A template of professionals from PSV Eindhoven Leon Goretzka fired over (3.), in the gift, explained Eduard Sobol for a corner (6.).

On seven of the items on Löw had changed the starting line-up in comparison to the Czech Republic game, which was held in Leipzig,. But against the deep-the Ukrainians, the Germans had the game in the meantime, difficulties in the construction and in the process, to bring speed in your Offensive actions.

German to turn the game around before the break

The guests played after their 1:0 lead surprisingly self-aware of the compensation by Sané fell to this point in time, surprisingly. Goretzka won the Ball against Alexander Zinchenko and adapted to his Munich teammate Sané, who met with his first successful action for the 1:1. For the 24-Year-olds it was the first goal in the DFB Jersey in June 2019 and the first after his cruciate ligament tear.

In the case of Goretzka, the template of the blockade solver seemed to have been. The 25-Year-old was turning on the tens-Position – and focal point of the German game, and almost all of the dangerous situations involved. With an artistic contribution with his outstretched leg, he took a cooking flank and operated Werner, who was rising highest to head in from close range. After the minor difficulties in the beginning, the DFB-Eleven controlled the game – only the Yellow card for Rüdiger dampened the mood a little. Against Yaremchuk of the defensive player, from FC Chelsea, a tactical Foul (29 made.).

Three posts hit Ukraine in the pitch

After the exchange, the Ukrainians, who put the first accent were at it again – this time, however, without consequences. A shot of Zinchenko falsified Niklas Süle, for the well-beaten New saved of a post (52.). And once again, the Löw-Team showed a reaction.

Sané was pushed (57.), in the case of a blocked shot by Werner, the host requested in vain a hand penalty (58.). Gnabry was twice unlucky in the final (60./61.), marriage Werner met after a fine assist by Gündogan and Matthias Ginter to 3:1. Lucky New & co., that Marlos (75.) and Junior Moraes (82.) the post met.

Switzerland – Spain 1:1

In the second game of the “German” group, Switzerland and Spain 1:1 split. Freuler had brought the confederates in the lead (26. Minute), Spain equalised late through Morata (89.). The Gladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer kept equal to two penalty kicks by Spain’s defender Sergio Ramos, to be 177. Countries game completed.


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