In the match at the Olympinskiy Stadium, Sunday (11/10/2020), Die Mannschaft took two goals ahead through Matthias Ginter and Leon Goretzka. Ukraine’s return goal was scored by Ruslan Malinovskiy from a penalty.
Germany created the first chance in the fifth minute. Julian Draxler’s pass to Serge Gnabry ended with a left-footed shot from distance. Loud, but still led to Georgiy Buschan’s embrace.
Five minutes later, Germany almost made a mistake that could be a goal for Ukraine. Following a pass by Toni Kroos, it was controlled by the Ukrainian attacker but Neuer was alert to anticipate the ball.
Germany’s deadlock broke in the 20th minute. Starting from Joshua Kimmich’s corner kick, the ball reached Niklas Suele who was then continued by Antonio Ruediger with a cross. Ginter tore the ball in front of goal to give Germany a 1-0 lead.
After that, Germany continued to suppress Ukraine’s defenses. However, Germany was not accurate enough to complete its chances.
Germany’s second goal came not long after the game restart. Taking advantage of Buschan’s blunder, Germany now beat Ukraine 2-0 in the 49th minute.
A cross from the right side failed to secure Bushchan until the last ball hit Goretzka before entering the Ukrainian goal.
Then Bushchan made amends with some good saves to thwart Gnabry and Klostermann’s efforts. Ukraine then began to get out of the pressure for the visitors.
Suele’s foul on Yaremchuk forced the referee to point to the spot in the German penalty box. Malinovskiy took the lead then fired a shot into the bottom corner to reduce the score to 1-2 in the 77th minute.
Bushchan again frustrated Germany with his rescue. Timo Werner’s bait made Gnabry free before firing a shot from inside the box. Bushchan clears the ball.
In stoppage time, Germany claimed a penalty following a foul on Emre Can. However, the referee ignored it. The match ended, the score 2-1 for Germany’s superiority lasted until it broke up.
Lineups of Players
UKRAINA: Bushchan, Sobol, Karavaev, Mykolenko, Zabarnyi, Sydorchuk (Makarenko 84 ‘), Malinovskiy, Kovalenko (Shaparenko 78’), Tsygankov (Zubkov 69 ‘), Yarmolenko (Marlos 69’), Yaremchuk
JERMAN: Neuer, Halstenberg, Ruediger, Suele, Ginter, Klostermann (Can 90 ‘), Kroos, Draxler (Werner 80’), Goretzka, Kimmich, Gnabry (Havertz 90 + 4 ‘)