Hansi Flick announced a change compared to the 1-1 draw in Italy, but Neuer shouldn’t worry about that. The coach already had a Bayern Munich goalkeeper – probably against some resistance (Nübel, Salihamidzic, ed. editor) – did not sit on the bench unless the opponent’s name was “1. FC Düren”. The goalkeeper was one of four players to return to the starting lineup.
He responded quickly at first with his right arm after the ball slipped from his hands according to the rules of cross. Soon, he used his arm to make a brilliant save against Bukayo Saka and put his hip in the way of Harry Kane’s shot to save the 1-0 lead at the start. But when it came to the penalty kick, he picked the wrong angle and was weak.
Henrix of Leipzig was allowed to try his hand at right-back against Italy, and Klostermann of Leipzig against England. Yes, filling in the German full-back doesn’t seem like much of a charm at the moment, but of course Klostermann can’t do anything about it, who quickly filled in the gaps that appeared and rarely did a slightly inaccurate job up front.
Glamor, on the other hand, is in central defense: Rüdiger is now what is called my king Now contracted with Real Madrid. He appeared with leadership: he thwarted a scoring opportunity against Raheem Sterling, raised his teammates with wild applause and climbed the half above everyone else when he headed the ball.
He played in comparison to the Italy game in place of future Dortmund teammate Niklas Sule – and in his third international game he pointed out what you get with Schlutterbeek in the first 11: spectacle (eg, midfielder-like passes, daring duel driving) – and a bit of apathy (loss Occasional ball, daring duels). He equalized the penalty with a finishing touch on Harry Kane (photo).
The left winger plays more than the left defender, accordingly, the offensive part in an unequal quadrant. The ball crossed dangerously inside the penalty area several times, as he learned from Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga.
Flick’s midfield coach this time around with a particularly clear mission, because Ilkay Gündogan has previously said he can play anything in midfield, “except maybe the most defensive part of the six”. So Kimmich played the defensive part – and went on to prepare 1-0 with a beautiful pass up front.
Gundogan also said, “I’m not the one who wins every duel if I’m realistic.” But he was the one who played the most accurate passes and gave the German attacks their rhythm. He was once suspended due to the referee blocking his way.
He was once called off when celebrating a goal because he exceptionally started one of his famous deep runs from offside at Mönchengladbach. But then he applauded again as he fine-tuned his strong performance with a goal to make it 1-0.
In the last 16 of the European Championship against England (0:2), a great opportunity was missed. This time he missed another opportunity, but not so prominently. And the games weren’t comparable anyway.
In the round of 16 in 2021, he came so late (90 + 2) that only Joachim Loew understood it. This time he played against his old home England from the start and gave several reasons why this is the norm: dribbling skills, urgency and game intelligence. The most prominent German player.
The striker is a problematic position in German football, which sounds like a posh debate when one of the country’s most talented footballers plays there. It’s not his position in the show, which I saw after crosses and cross passes (see David Raum). Just as he masterfully received high passes to the top, you can also see the advantages of the 1.90-meter Havertz lineup.
After about an hour it came Serge Gnabry And the Timo Werner, the other German striker, is particularly skilled at receiving flat and sharp passes. The most occupied substitution was that of late (84) Leroy Sane, who was once again criticized for alleged phlegm after a poor performance against Italy. He failed to show his critics again when he failed to parry a cross to Werner.