Germany offered a better face this Saturday in their visit to Ukraine, which they defeated 2-1, after Wednesday’s friendly in Cologne against Turkey, with whom they drew 3-3, and placed second in group 4 of the League A of the League of Nations.
Matthias Ginter (20 ‘) and Leon Goretza (49’) scored the goals for the ‘Mannschaft’ and for the Ukrainians Ruslan Malinovskiy cut differences from the penalty spot (77 ‘).
“We could have gone 3 or 4 to zero before conceding the penalty. We could have avoided that penalty. But in terms of the game, we have left very few options for the Ukrainians,” German coach Joachim Löw told ARD television after match.
Löw had not been happy at all in Wednesday’s game against Turkey, in which he brought in many unusual players and which had been the third consecutive draw of his own.
But this Saturday things were different and for the League of Nations meeting, the coach played it safe and arranged an eleven headline made up of his best players, who jumped onto the pitch from a Olympic of Kiev where the presence of spectators was allowed in the stands.