German footballers managed to get an excellent general ahead of the European Championship, and at home in Dusseldorf they outperformed Latvia 7: 1. He led the favorites after the first half thanks to Ruben Gossens, Ilkay Gundogan and Thomas Muller, goals by Roberts Osouls and Serge Gnabry 5: 0. After the break Timo Werner and Leroy Sane made their mark.
Latvia’s only goal was scored by Alexeis Savelievs. Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer celebrated his 100th victory with the national team.
The Germans, semi-finalists of Euro 2016, entered the match actively after the previous draw in preparation with Denmark (1: 1) and Muller and Havertz had promising chances at the start, but Latvia defended themselves. The host team continued the group match and in the 19th minute they saw it for the first time. After a pass, Havertz headed hard under Goossens’ keel.
The guests weren’t even able to recover and collected for the second time two minutes later. This time he fired another hit into the upper left corner of Gundogan. Half an hour before, Muller also triumphed, scoring against the 26th opponent in the national team, goalkeeper Osoulis’ own goal and another tackle by Gnabry taking a certain lead during the break.
Although the Germans made two changes in the second half, nothing changed in their activity. However, Werner gave a negative match. Goalkeeper Noera’s attempt to score a clean sheet during the start of the jubilee was thwarted by Saveljeeves’ successful strike, however, and the home team had the last word. After Muller’s pass, another attacking player, Sane, scored.
Joachim Loew’s team was fully prepared for the start of the tournament in which France awaits on June 15th. In Group F, he will also face Portugal and Hungary.
The last successful test before the European Championship is also behind the Ukrainians, who beat Cyprus 4:0 and remain undefeated this year. And Andrij Yarmolenko scored two goals, who opened for the first time as a result of a penalty kick in the first half and secured the final result after the break. In addition to the West Ham striker, Oleksandr Zinzenko also converted a penalty kick. Roman Jarmuk added another goal. Cypriots played from the 36th minute without eliminating Andreas Panagoto.
Thus, the Ukrainian national team led by Andriy Shevchenko continued the previous win of the preliminary match over Northern Ireland (1: 0) and did not lose any of the six matches this year. They will enter the European Championship on June 13 with a match with the Netherlands, and in Group C they will also face North Macedonia and Austria.
Serbia tied with Jamaica
Serbian footballers, who will miss the European Championship, tied 1:1 in a preparatory duel against Jamaica. The European favorites lost at a neutral stadium in Japan when Watford striker Andre Gray made his mark after 29 minutes. Serbian defender Strachenja Pavlovic took care of the final draw with a powerful kick after an hour of play.
In other duels of teams that did not reach the tournament for the top 24 teams in Europe, the Faroe Islands defeated Liechtenstein 5: 1 and Andorra were tied 0-0 with Gibraltar.
Football preparatory matches before the European Championship:
Kharkov: Ukraine – Cyprus 4: 0 (2: 0)
Goals: 37. From a penalty kick. and 65. Yarmolenko, 45. + 2 zinc by pen, 59. Yaremchuk. Red Cross: 36. Panagoto (Cyprus).
Düsseldorf: Germany – Latvia 7:1 (5:0)
Goals: 19. Goossens, 21. Gundogan, 27. Muller, 39. Owns Osouls, 45. Gnabry, 50. Werner, 76. Sani – 75. Savelievs.
Preparatory football matches:
Kobe: Serbia-Jamaica 1:1 (0:1)
Goals: 61. Pavlovic – 29. Gray.
Tórshavn: Faroe Islands – Liechtenstein 5:1 (3:1)
Branke: 23. and 65. Olsen, 38. and 41. Hendrickson Olsen, 79. Davidson – 19. Goebel.
Andorra la Vella: Andorra – Gibraltar 0: 0