Germany drew after an emotional match against Turkey 3-3 in Cologne. Our western neighbors took the lead three times, but were unable to keep it.
2014 world champion coach Joachim Loew made eight changes to the squad from Switzerland in the Nations League, and Florian Neuhaus made his debut for the national team.
At the beginning of the first half, the Germans directed the ball into the net, but it turned out that the shooter – Julian Draxler – was on the minimum offside.
However, this player gave our western neighbors the lead in the first added minute. The Turks lost the ball in the center of the pitch, a fast counter, at the end of which Kai Havertz found a pass from Draxler who threw the ball over Mert Gunok.
The Turks tied in the 49th minute. The hosts lost the ball in their own half, and Ozan Tufan showed off from outside the penalty area.
The Germans regained the lead in the 58th minute. The exchange of the ball in front of the opponent’s penalty area ended with a pass by Havertz and a precise shot at the Neuhaus post.
However, the guests equalized again. It happened in the 67th minute, after another mistake from Loew’s players. Efecan Karaca took the ball from Robin Koch in front of the penalty area, fell into “16” and in a one-on-one situation gave Bernd Leno no chance. The Germans protested, claiming that Karacy’s pickup was too aggressive and simply fouled Koch, but referee Benoit Bastien recognized the goal.
When, in the 81st minute, Germany took the lead for the third time, it seemed to be a decisive blow. The substitute Robin Gosens crossed from the left, the ball ricocheted to Gian-Luka Waldschmidt, whose strong hit broke Gunok’s hands.
However, the Turks were able to equalize again. In the fourth minute of added time, they carried out the nicest action of the game, exchanging a few accurate passes, until Kenan Karaman finally hit the net.
Germany cannot win in the League of Nations (two draws), and they also cannot win in a friendly match.