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League A - Group A4 Fixtures - 10-13th October, 2020

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UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE - League A

all kick-offs 19.45 (BST) unless stated

Group A4

Saturday 10th October, 2020
Spain vs Switzerland
Ukraine vs Germany

Tuesday 13th October, 2020
Germany vs Switzerland
Ukraine vs Spain

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Gnabry has the first shot on target for Germany, but it is straight at the Ukrainian keeper Buschan.

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Ginter gives Germany the lead with a neat close range finish after a determined run and cross by Rudiger.

Ukraine 0-1 Germany

 

Edited by Michael

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Yaremchuk capitalises on a mistake by Ginter, but his long range shot goes over the German cross-bar.

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Ukrainian keeper Buschan tips a dipping long range shot by Kimmich over the bar for a corner.

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Buschan makes an excellent save from a powerful flying header by Gnabry.

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Goretzka scores 2nd goal with a header after he capitalised on a terrible mistake by Buschan, as the Ukrainian keeper fumbled a cross.

Ukraine 0-2 Germany

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Buschan makes a very good save from a close range Draxler shot.

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Buschan tips another shot over his bar, this time it was a Klostermann effort at goal after some great work by Draxler in the Ukrainian penalty area.

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Tsigankov is put through by Malinovskyi, but he hits a weak shot at goal.

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Penalty to Ukraine after Sule hacks down Yaremchuk in the penalty area.

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Malinovskyi smacks home the penalty to pull a goal back for Ukraine.

Ukraine 1-2 Germany

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Another added time equaliser incoming :ph34r:

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Buschan makes another very good save from a Gnabry shot.

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Marlos has a long range shot, but it's comfortable for Neuer.

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Germany finish the match as deserved 2-1 winners over Ukraine. But this Ukrainian team put up a decent fight despite being depleted by injuries as 15 regulars were not included in the squad due to either injuries or testing positive for Covid-19.

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Wonder if Draxler starts again against Swiss. I found him and Kroos to be ones who affords loose passes that breakdown attack and/or put defence under pressure. 
is it just me or is Kroos underwhelming for some time now?
why havertz/Werner given such small time today is strange.

good performance, ran into a good goalkeeping show and some poor finishing. 

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4 hours ago, The Käiser said:

Wonder if Draxler starts again against Swiss. I found him and Kroos to be ones who affords loose passes that breakdown attack and/or put defence under pressure. 
is it just me or is Kroos underwhelming for some time now?
why havertz/Werner given such small time today is strange.

good performance, ran into a good goalkeeping show and some poor finishing. 

I thought Draxler did quite well in spells during the game, but I completely agree with you on Kroos. He was very underwhelming and in fact I think that the Ukrainians kept trying to close him down in order to capitalise on his slow distribution of the ball. Germany definitely have better options for midfield than Kroos these days.

The Ukrainian 4th choice keeper Buschan actually had a good came. He seemed to do the hard bits well, making several incredible saves, but at the same time it was his comical error from a routine cross that lead to Germany's 2nd goal. He definitely seems to have a lot of potential, but he still has a long way to go in order to compete with the likes of Pyatov and Lunin.

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Germany losing 2-1 at home to Switzerland... 

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No need for the Germans to throw this game away in the 90th minute, they can do it a lot earlier now.  They may even come back from 2-0 down after 26mins, but this is probably the weakest German team ever, weaker than the team of the early 2000s.

 

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and they get one back 2-1.  Werner scored, but the truth is he is not good enough to be a starting forward for a German national team of any era.

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lol, Spain lost to Ukrania, so this German team that can not put 3 passes together, still have a real chance to win the group.

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"Treason is criminal disloyalty, typically to the state. It is a crime that covers some of the more extreme acts against one's nation or sovereign. This usually includes things such as participating in a war against one's native country, attempting to overthrow its government, spying on its military, its diplomats, or its secret services for a hostile and foreign power, or attempting to kill its head of state. A person who commits treason is known in law as a traitor."

Joachim Low has left his role as head coach of the German national team.


Get him up against a wall 

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2 hours ago, binder said:

lol, Spain lost to Ukrania, so this German team that can not put 3 passes together, still have a real chance to win the group.

great news they scored 8 goals in 3 games this week 

bad news they let in 7.  Teams like Liverpool can afford run and gun but their defensive line is waaay better.  

If they win today could’ve been in the drivers seat. (dunno if I want them to win the group, only to get humbled by one of the other group winners? )
now two tough games against Ukraine and Spain.  There’s still a chance to get relegated if they lose those too
I don’t know what is wrong defensively with this team.


set pieces are also an issue defensively and offensively.  


Löw‘s tactics or training isn’t getting through. Time for change. 
but how long will fans have to keep demanding. Probably until after the euro. 

I noticed Kroos again giving balls away. Thinking he needs a different role. (As a sub) he doesn’t even seem to be a character player/leader, just goes through the motions without any passion. Kimmich is totally different in that regard. I think a replacement for Kroos is needed now   

that last minute goal in added injury time against Spain playing a big part in the standings.  spain would’ve had 2 losses now and Germany would have 2 more points. 
 

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What a performance is in store for Germany the euros with Portugal and France in the same group!  It will worse than 2018 World Cup exit 

 

the team needs a coach like Conte that brings passion and demands it from the players. Italy over achieved in euro 2016 with him at the helm. Italy has regrouped from their 2018 debacle much better and quicker than Germany has. Oh right they changed their coach!

Edited by The Käiser

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Germany's draw against Switzerland further underlines that they have great firepower going forward, but that they do have some issues in defence that they need to iron out. Switzerland are a very respectable national team and no pushovers, but Germany really should be beating them on home soil.

Ukraine's injury hit team stunned Spain with a 1-0 win in Kyiv. Viktor Tsigankov scored the winning goal, to add to his superb solo goal that he scored against France a week ago. Tsigankov is one of the players who has really staked a claim for a starting spot in this Ukrainian national team in the future, with some impressive recent performances for his country. 

Ukraine, Germany and Spain are all battling it out to win Group A4, while Switzerland are now out of the reckoning.

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