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Germany - Russia
International friendlies - 15 November 2018
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FULL TIME: Germany triumph 3-0 after first half goals from Sane, Sule and the star man Gnabry. Thanks for following the game with us..
The Germans are just running down the clock now, all the work was done in the first half.
There will be four minutes of stoppage time.
CLOSE! Its another corner. Kimmich’s corner is flicked on by Muller into the path of Brandt whose low drive takes a deflection off Semenov and goes over. Germany get another corner, but the set-piece is cleared.
Its a corner to the hosts after Muller’s cross is blocked.Its swung in but the Russians hack it away.
Brilliant work from sweeper-keeper Neuer who races out of his box to clear.
CLOSE! Brandt finds Goretzka, who plays in Schulz whose cross from the byline fizzes just behind Müller.
- OffKirill NababkinRussia
- OnAndrey SemenovRussia
Nababkin is off for Andrey Semenov.
- OffLeroy SanéGermany
- OnLeon GoretzkaGermany
Goal scorer Sane trots is off for Leon Goretzka, the Man City winger has faded after a lively opening.
- OffAleksey IonovRussia
- OnDmitri PolozRussia
More subs to report with Ionov off for Dmitry Poloz, dont you just love friendlies..
- OffKonstantin RauschRussia
- OnFedor KudryashovRussia
Kudryashov is on for Rausch as Cherchesov reverts back to a 4-4-1-1.
- OffSerge GnabryGermany
- OnThomas MüllerGermany
Youth is replaced by experience as the brilliant Gnabry makes way for Muller.
- OffDaler KuzyaevRussia
- OnRuslan KambolovRussia
Its subs galore here, Kuzyaev makes way for Kambolov.
- OffJonas HectorGermany
- OnNico SchulzGermany
Hector is unable to play any further part in the match due to that challenge from behind by Erokhin and Schulz comes on.
The subs have definitely taken the string out of Germany's play, they are not as deadly as they were in the opening 45mins.
- OffKai HavertzGermany
- OnSebastian RudyGermany
Sebastian Rudy come on for Werner. Hector remains off the field to get treatment from that earlier challenge.
- OffTimo WernerGermany
- OnJulian BrandtGermany
Werner makes way for the talented Julian Brandt.
- Yellow cardAleksandr ErokhinRussia
Erokhin is booked for a a crunching tackle on Hector from behind, which leaves the fullback in agony.
OOPS! Neuer spills Ionov’s looping corner before smothering the ball at the second attempt.
- OffAleksey MiranchukRussia
- OnAnton MiranchukRussia
Russia make another switch with Anton Miranchuk coming on for his twin brother Aleksey.
- OffAntonio RüdigerGermany
- OnJonathan TahGermany
Rudiger makes way for Jonathan Tah.
The visitors have switched to a more attacking 3-5-2, with Miranchuk spearheading the attack with Zabolotny and they look more threatening.
This has been better from the Russians. They have a corner, its flicked on and Hector is there to clear the ball off the line!
- OnAnton ZabolotnyRussia
Ari goes off for Anton Zabolotny.
Miranchuk wins a corner. Ionov’s set-piece is flicked towards the goal but for a last-ditch clearance by Kehrer.
The visitors are back under the cosh again and have still to force Neuer into a save.
CLOSE! Normal service resumes as Havertz threads the ball through to Sane whose low shot is saved by Lunev, who has had a busy evening.
CLOSE! Kuzyaev finds Ionov who has only Neuer to beat but drags his effort wide from around 12 yards out.
No subs made from either side, but we can expect a string of changes later on.
- 2nd Half
KICK OFF: Germany get the second period underway.
- End of 1st Half
HALF TIME: Germany have been rampant and lead 3-0 through goals from Sane, Sule and Gnabry.
Ugly scenes as plastic bottles and paper airplanes are thrown at Rausch as he prepares to take a corner, which comes to nothing.
- GoalSerge GnabryGermany
GOAL FOR THE GERMANS! Gnabry with a deserved goal after a first-time strike from just iside the box from Havertz's pass..
Sane waltzes past two Russian defenders like he is on Strictly Come Dancing and puts in a cross for Gnabry at the back post. But Rausch does well to get there first and deal with the danger.
AMBITIOUS: Ari is around 30 yards out and takes a speculative effort at goal that flies into row Z.
Another Germany attack, this time Werner's cross from the right evades Gnabry. Seconds later Lunev goes down low to collect Kehrer’s cross to avoid the incoming Gnabry.
CHANCE! Gnabry latches onto a loose ball and floats in a cross to Hector whose volley goes wide as he stretched for the ball.
This youthful Germany side look exciting having lost their last 2 games. Of course there is bigger fish to fry starting with Holland at home on Monday.
Rudiger did well to get his head on the ball into the path of Sule who slotted it home from close range.
- GoalNiklas SüleGermany
GOAL FOR GERMANY! It was coming. Kimmich swings in a corner from the right, Rüdiger flicks it on and Süle is there for the tap in.
SANE MISS! Havertz with a good run and pinpoint cross for Sane whose header from 2 yards is straight at Lunev. Blimey, the City man could have had a hat-trick.
We have reached the midway point of the half and the Germans have been rampant. The latest move sees Kehrer trying to pick out Werner with a cross but the visitors clear the danger.
The visitors have a free-kick in the Germany half. Rausch - in the absence of Golovin -tries to swing it in for Neustadter and Dzhikiya but the ball is headed clear.
Werner bears down on goal and tries to square the ball to Sane but the pass is weak and the move breaks down. Relief for the Russians who were outpaced once again..
There have been some impressive last-ditch challenges from Neustadter and Dzhikiya to prevent the 2014 World Cup winners going further ahead.
CHANCE FOR RUSSIA! Sane fouls Ionov just outside the box, giving Russia a free-kick in a dangerous position. Rausch takes it and his curling shot flies over the bar.
WHAT A MISS! Gnaby finds Kehrer whose low cross is into the path of Sane who just fails to get a boot on it.
CHANCE! Kehrer with an ambitious effort from the box which he drags well wide of the far post.
The hosts have enjoyed 78% of the possession so far, its been a one-sided affair so far.
CHANCE! Werner with a header from the near post from 6 yards out but he gets it all wrong and it goes out for a corner. From the set piece, the Russians clear.
That was a nice ball from debutant Havertz to pick out Gnabry, who showed his electic pace before finding the Man City winger.
- GoalLeroy SanéGermany
GOAL FOR GERMANY! Gnabry latches onto a deft through-ball from Ginter and squares it to Sane for the tap in.
The Russians are yet to settle and are camped deep in their half as they try to nullify the threat on the flanks.
Close call as Miranchuk’s through ball finds debutant Ari but the forward is flagged off-side.
Good challenge from Neustädter who cuts out Havertz's ball towards Sane on the wing.
Bright start from Sane, Gnabry and Werner, who have plenty of pace to burn. Both sides are operating the high press so a few long balls have been fired in.
Low's side are going three at the back with Chelsea's Rudiger in for Hummels alongside Sule and Ginter. Hector replaces Schulz at left wing-back with Kehrer on the opposite flank and 19-year old Leverkusen prodigy Havertz making his debut.
- 1st Half
KICK OFF: Anthems over, its get to get underway. Russia kick off.
Five minutes until kick-off!
Low's side, who suffered defeats to Holland and France in their last two outings, look to be lining up 3-4-3. Bayern's Kimmich is set to occupy a central midfield role with a young front three of Gnabry, Werner and Sane.
Russia, who face Sweden in the Nations League next, have won just one of their last six friendlies on the road. Germany clash with Holland in the Nations League on Monday.
Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov played in goal for German club Dynamo Dresden between 1993 and 1995. And he went on to don the gloves for FC Tirol Innsbruck in Austria, where his coach was Joachim Löw in the 2001/02 season.
RUSSIA XI: Lunev, Nababkin, Neustädter, Dzhikiya, Rausch, Gazinski (c), Kuzyaev, Ionov, A. Miranchuk, Erokhin, Ari.
Mario Fernandes, Aleksandr Golovin and Denis Cheryshev are all out through injury.
GERMANY XI: Neuer, Kehrer, Hector, GInter, Werner, Sule, Rudiger, Kimmich, Sane, Gnabry, Havertz.
In-form Marco Reus is out due to a foot injury while Toni Kroos is rested and ter Stegen has a shoulder problem.
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