International friendlies • Regular
  • 2nd Half
  • Germany
  • Brazil
  • GündoganWerner
  • CoutinhoCosta
  • BoatengSüle
  • GómezWagner
  • GoretzkaBrandt
  • SanéStindl
  • 1st Half
  • Germany
  • Brazil
  • Jesus

Germany - Brazil
International friendlies - 27 March 2018

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Brandt wins another late Germany corner.

Plattenhardt swings it in but the referee blows up! It's all over and Brazil, No. 2 in the FIFA rankings, have beaten the No. 1 team in their capital!



Kroos picks up a short corner and finds Draxler on the edge of the area. His volley forces a fantastic save from Alisson!

What a goal that would have been!


Werner tries to break intot he box on the left but is shut out by the resplendent Thiago Silva.


The tempo is winding down in Berlin as Germany ponder their first defeat on home soil since June 2016.


Julian Brandt dances around the edge of the area, beating two men before seeing his shot deflected for a corner.

Some excellent individual play from the Leverkusen forward!


Paulinho shoots low from 25 yards straight into Trapp's gloves.


Willian delivers a deep corner but only four yellow shirts are in the box. The diminutive Jesus stands little chance of making a connection.


SUB: Werner comes on for Gundogan.

Germany will play two strikers for the remaining 10 minutes or so.


Douglas Costa goes on an incredible run down the left flank, beating two men before breaking into the box! Sule somehow catches up with him and slides in to concede a corner!


Alves fouls Wagner on the left, adjacent to the edge of the area. Kroos swings it in, and once again its Thiago Silva who heads it clear. Regardless, the linesman flags Wagner offside.


Willian's corner flies staright into Trapp's gloves.


SUB: Douglas Costa is on for Coutinho.


Jesus picks up a superb WIllian diagonal ball in the box. The Man City man charges towards the goal but his attempt to cut it back is put out for a corner!


Boateng is getting treatment on his calf/achilles on the bench. Jogi Loew will be hoping the damage isn't too serious.


SUB: Boateng is replaced by Sule.


Trapp comes well off his line for a corner, but the ball falls to Jesus, who has an empty net to aim at. His header trickles wide!


Kimmich delivers a delightful cross towards the head of Sandro Wagner, but Thiago Slva leaps, in majestic salmon fashion, to clear for a corner.

Thiago Silva has been superb tonight.


Gundogan charges through the middle and lays it off to Draxler on the left edge of the box. Draxler cuts onto his right, but his shot is deflected away from danger.


SUB: Gomez is replaced by Sandro Wagner.


Brandt has gone out to the right side of midfield, while Draxler has moved formt he middle to the left.


SUB: Sane and Goretzska are replaced by Stindl and Brandt.



Coutinho fires narrowly over the bar from 20 yards out!

Brazil are getting closer and closer to their second goal of the night.



Paulinho, Willian and Coutinho combine dleighfully on the edge of the area!

Coutinho dummies to let a Paulinho square ball roll into Willian's path. His shot is blocked, as is Paulinho's attempt on the rebound!


Paulinho puts the ball at Coutinho's feet 25 yards out, but the subsequent shot flies high over the bar.

Boateng, a Berlin local and captain tonight, comes back on to rapturous applause.


Boateng is being carried off.


Boateng goes down on the edge of his own box as Jesus runs his studs down his achilles (by accident it would seem). He looks hurt.


Rather surprisingly, neither side made any subs at the half.

Depsite Bernd Leno being promised a half before kick-off, Kevin Trapp remains between the German sticks.


Marcelo puts in a deep cross from the left, but Plattengardt extinguishes the danger.


The second half is underway as Gabriel Jesus gets the ball rolling!


There's no added time in the first half as Gabriel Jesus' spilled header makes the difference.

Die Mannschaft's chances have been few and far between.


Kroos delivers an outswinging corner which Miranda clears.




The DFB feel that Trapp's handling of the goal was 'calamitous'. That might be a bit harsh - he can;t have known much about the close-range header - but he probably should have done better to keep it out.


The goal is nothing less than Brazil deserve. They have swagger right now.



Willian crosses from the left and Jesus directs a powerful header at Trapp. The ball flies over the 'keeper's head as he attempts to save it, but he can't quite keep it out and it crosses the line!



Gabriel Jesus beats the offside trap on the halfway line and charges towards goal. He holds the ball up on the edge of the area to fend of Boateng's challenge, but his eventual shot sails over.


Kimmich swings in a cross aiming for Gomez, who concedes a free kick.

Germany's game plan is definitely 'swing a cross into the big man' tonight.


There's yet to be a meaningful shot on goal so far, but Brazil have shown plenty of intent. Germany haven't quite found their attacking rhythm in this one yet.


Silva is back up and Kroos swings in a corner, which ic cleared by Joao Miranda.


Thiago Silva goes down after clattering into Alisson while trying to clear a Plattenhardt cross.


Goretzska swings a cross from the right and once again, Thiago Silva tightly marks Gomez out of play. Silva appears to head it clear for a corner, but a goal kick is given.


Draxler skips away from his marker and delivers a superb through-ball to Mario Gomez, who is flagged offside.

That's great play from Draxler, who is vindicating Jogi Loew's decision to play him through the middle tonight.


Plattenhardt crosses low into the box, but Thiago Silva intercepts before Mario Gomez can put it in the net! Corner!


Sane puts the ball at Draxler's feet on the left edge of the box. Draxler cuts it back to Gundogan, who sends his shot into row Z.

That's Germany's first real chance of the game.


Kroos wins a free kick just outside his own area as his domestic teammate Casemiro sends him to the deck. Zinedine Zidane won't enjoy watching that one.


Marcelo feeds Coutinho on the edge of the box. The Barcelona man winds up to shoot, but Boateng blocks the effort from close range.


It's been all Brazil in the past few minutes, with play flowing through Marcelo on the left and Willian on the right.


Countinho wins the ball on the left flank and breaks into the box! He tries to cut it back for Paulinho, but it's intercepted!


Coutinho puts one along the floor to split Germany's defence and set Jesus on a run, but Trapp springs off his line to claim it.


Goretzska wins a free kick around 30 yards out as Joao Miranda bundles him to the floor.

Kroos swings it in and Gomez breaks away from Brazil's high line on the edge of the box... but the linesman signals.


Sane charges down the left and breaks into the box, where he is brought down by Willian! The ref waves play on!


Plattenhardt races up the left and launches a cross from deep, but Alisson easily collects before Gomez gets near it.


Trapp attempts another clearance and Jesus gets in the way of it again! It's not a big enough deflection to cause a problem, though.


At the other end, a Kevin Trapp clearance deflects off of Gabriel Jesus, but Germany manage to clear the danger.


Mario Gomez chases down a Thiago Silva passback and it looks dangerous, but Alisson cooly passes it out along the ground to Casemiro.


Germany patiently knock it around in their own half until Leroy Sane accidentally lets it run out of play near the halfway line. Brazil touch the ball for the first time after around two minutes.


Germany are wearing their natty green away strip tonight, while Brazil are in their traditional yellow with blue shorts.


We're underway in Berlin as Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson starts proceedings!


Germany have "Best Never Rest" written in English on the back of their warm-up jackets.

It's a very dramatic entrance onto the field where the World Cup Final was held in 2006 - and where the Germans hope the Euro 2024 Final will take place.


Kick-off in Berlin is five minutes away and Super Mario Gomez is suitably warmed up! It's a brisk 5c in the German captial.

The teams are in the tunnel...


Some subtle trolling from the German OPTA page ahead of kick-off. Fred is on the bench tonight.


Brazil breezed through World Cup qualification, losing only on the first matchday to Chile.

Germany, meanwhile, won all 10 of their qualifiers with a +39 goal difference.


It was also a 3-2 scoreline in the friendly before the Stuttgart game, which took place in Nurnberg as part of the 2005 Confederations Cup. On that occasion, the Selecao clinched it with a brace from Adriano and a Ronaldinho penalty.


The last time these two sides met in a friendly was August 2011, in Stuttgart. Neymar converted a 90th-minute penalty, but it was a consolation in a 3-2 win for the Germans, courtesy of an Andre Schurrle winner.


Brazil's starting lineup seems comparitvely stronger on paper, but football is played on grass. Not paper. And betting against the Germans has rarely proved to be a successful tactic in this game.

Tite appears to have erred on the side of caution with a fairly defensive lineup, as Pualinho, Casemiro and Fernandinho will aim to break up play in midfield.


Hertha Berlin's Marvin Plattenhardt will feel right at home in his home stadium tonight, while Germany's other full-back spot will be occupied by the rather more internationally experienced Joshua Kimmich.

Timo Werner, meanwhile, drops to the bench after playing for most of the draw against Spain.


GERMANY: Trapp, Kimmich, Rüdiger, Boateng, Plattenhardt, Kroos, Gündogan, Draxler, Goretzka, Sané, Gómez. SUBS: Hector, Ginter, Hummels, Khedira, Wagner, Werner, Leno, Rudy, Brandt, ter Stegen, Stindl, Sule. /// BRAZIL: Alisson, Alves, Silva, Miranda, Marcelo, Paulinho, Casemiro, Fernandinho, Willian, Jesus, Coutinho. SUBS: Coquette Russo, Ismaily, Douglas Costa, de Oliveira Augusto, Fred, Marquinhos, Murara Neto, Firmino, Conserva Lemos, Ederson, Taison, Da Silva.


The full line-ups with subs coming momentarily...


Tite speaking to German publication Kicker: "This has a huge psychological meaning - no-one needs to fool themselves about that."

"The 7-1 is like a ghost, people still talk about it. The more you talk about it, the less this ghost disappears.

"I was watching the game at home in Sao Paulo with my wife and after the third goal went in, she started to cry.

"That started me off. It was a moment of great inspiration for Germany, every shot was a goal - stuff like that doesn't even happen in video games.

"The wound is still open and the match in Berlin is a part of the process of closing it."


The last time these teams met, nearly four years ago in Belo Horizonte, the world witnessed one of the most shocking international games of all time.

Brazil coach Tite has admitted the spectre of that fateful 7-1 defeat still haunts the Selecao, who will be looking for vindication against the reigning World Cup holders.

Germany, however, are undefeated in their last seven friendlies and haven't lost on home soil in nearly two years.


While we wait for confirmation of the voluminous substitutes benches, here's a picture of Germany's meticulously organised dressing room...


It's a strong starting XI for the visitors, who will impose Willian, Coutinho and Jesus on the Germand defence from the offset.


It's not exactly a first-choice line-up for Die Mannschaft, who start Marvin Plattenhardt, Antonio Rudiger And Leon Goretzka. Presumably, the Mullers and Ozils of this world will appear if and when called upon.


Hello and welcome to Eurosport's live commentary of the friendly clash between Germany and Brazil. This is Ryan Bailey (@ryanjaybailey) taking you through all the action from Berlin’s Olympiastadion.Kick off is 19.45, team news to follow shortly.