Tomorrow the Red Devils will practice against Ivory Coast, but tonight some interesting friendly international matches were already on the menu. The Orange lost, Camavinga wrote French history, Germany and Turkey made it a goal-rich draw.
De Boer loses 1st match as Orange coach
Mexico has ruined Frank de Boer’s debut as national coach. Our northern neighbors ran into a 0-1 loss in Amsterdam. De Boer took the helm on September 23, after Ronald Koeman had moved to Barcelona last summer.
De Boer started with some new guys and let others rest in view of the Nations League duels against Bosnia and Italy. The home team showed little to nothing for a long time and Mexico could be dangerous a few times due to errors.
The decision came on the hour: Aké, who had come to replace Van Dijk at half time, made a penalty foul on Jimenez, who converted the penalty himself. Tim Krul, who made his comeback in goal after 5 years, had no recourse against it.
Only to the end did Orange insist. In the end it almost became a draw, but De Jong headed goalkeeper Talavera and Memphis’ rebound hit the crossbar.
Camavinga (17) is the youngest French goalscorer since WWII in a goal fair
France swept the floor in Paris tonight with Ukraine, which missed a lot of fixed values due to corona and injuries. Olivier Giroud and Eduardo Camavinga stole the show.
Giroud scored twice in his 100th international match. The Chelsea striker has now reached 42 goals for his country, one more than Michel Platini. Only Thierry Henry (51) counts more.
Camavinga made a great impression last month with his first raid minutes, today he crowned his first starting place with an acrobatic goal. The 17-year-old midfielder from Rennes opened the score.
Camavinga thus became the second youngest goal-getter in France at 17 years and 11 months. Maurice Gastiger was 6 months younger when he scored against Switzerland in … 1914. Just like last month against Croatia, France’s greatest up-and-coming talent showed his flair and great technique.
His goal was an example of that. With his back to goal, he took a clever kick over his head, after the goalkeeper turned a header from Giroud.
Giroud made the 2-0 and 3-0, an own goal made it 4-0 at half time. Tolisso, Mbappé and Griezmann completed the 7-thunder.
Naive Germans keep returning Turks
Germany fell into the same trap as last month. For 300 spectators in Cologne, a “B-team” too easily relinquished a lead each time. The 3-3 fell in the 94th minute.
In the Nations League in September against Spain (1-0) and Switzerland (1-1), Germany also gave away a lead each time. Draxler (45 ‘+ 1), Neuhaus (58’) and Waldschmidt (81st) brought Germany 3 times tonight, but Tufan (50 ‘), Karaca (67’) and Karaman (94 ‘) punished the naivety of the Germans .
“Of course I am disappointed and irritated”, said national coach Joachim Löw. “We lead 3 times and play a draw. That problem has existed for a while. We talked about it, it happened with other players too. We lose the ball too easily.”
The stars Kimmich, Gnabry, Goretzka and other Kroosen were missing, but Low had instilled in his men tonight that they had to prove that they wanted to be there at the European Championship last summer. Germany will play against Ukraine and Switzerland for the Nations League in the coming days.