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  • 2nd Half
  • Germany
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Al-FarajAl-Khaibari
    90'
  • Al-Mogahwi
    89'
  • Al-DossariBahebri
    87'
  • Al-Jassim
    84'
  • HawsawiAl-Boleahi
    82'
  • KimmichGinter
    81'
  • OtayfAl-Mogahwi
    75'
  • MüllerBrandt
    74'
  • Al-MuwalladAl-Sahlawi
    62'
  • WernerGómez
    62'
  • ReusGündogan
    57'
  • 1/2 Time
  • Germany
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Al-HarbiAl-Breik
    45'
  • BoatengSüle
    45'
  • Neuerter Stegen
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • Germany
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Hawsawi (o.g.)
    43'
  • Werner
    8'
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International friendlies - 8 June 2018

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  • End of 2nd Half
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FULL-TIME

And there's the full-time whistle.

So Germany conclude their pre-World Cup friendly warm-ups with a narrow victory over Saudi Arabia, but it was anything but convincing!

Check out www.eurosport.com for our full match report.

90'+2 

PENALTY SHOUT FOR SAUDI ARABIA!

Al-Jassim squares the ball to Al-Sahlawi with the goal-gaping but Hummels is there to make a crucial block... Saudia Arabia want a penalty, was Al-Sahlawi having his shirt tugged?! Play on says the referee!

  • Abdullah Al-Khaibari
    OffSalman Al-FarajSaudi ArabiaA final change for Saudi Arabia: Abdullah Al-Khaibari replaces Al-Faraj.
  • Abdullah Al-Khaibari
    OnAbdullah Al-KhaibariSaudi Arabia
90'+1

A final change for Saudi Arabia: Abdullah Al-Khaibari replaces Al-Faraj.

90' 

Brandt's low cross is begging to be finished by Gomez but he tries to be too clever and ends up missing the target!

  • Housain Al-Mogahwi
    Yellow cardHousain Al-MogahwiSaudi ArabiaThe first booking of the game is issued to Al Mogahwi, who goes into the book for a foul from behind on Gundogan.
88'

The first booking of the game is issued to Al Mogahwi, who goes into the book for a foul from behind on Gundogan.

  • Hattan Bahebri
    OffSalem Al-DossariSaudi ArabiaAnd yet another change in personnel for Saudi Arabia - Dawsari makes way for Hattan Bahebri.
  • Hattan Bahebri
    OnHattan BahebriSaudi Arabia
86'

And yet another change in personnel for Saudi Arabia - Dawsari makes way for Hattan Bahebri.

  • Taisir Al-Jassim
    GoalTaisir Al-JassimSaudi ArabiaGOAAAAAALLLLL! Germany 2-1 Saudi Arabia Ter Stegen saves Al-Sahlawi's dreadful penalty but Al-Jassim is first to react as he pokes home from point-blank range.
84'

GOAAAAAALLLLL! Germany 2-1 Saudi Arabia

Ter Stegen saves Al-Sahlawi's dreadful penalty but Al-Jassim is first to react as he pokes home from point-blank range.

83'

PENALTY TO SAUDI ARABIA!

Al-Jassim goes down inside the box under minimal contact from Khedira and the referee points to the spot!

  • Ali Al-Boleahi
    OffOsama HawsawiSaudi ArabiaWhat have we here? Another substitute, of course. Osama Hawsawi makes way for Ali Al-Boleahi.
  • Ali Al-Boleahi
    OnAli Al-BoleahiSaudi Arabia
82'

What have we here? Another substitute, of course. Osama Hawsawi makes way for Ali Al-Boleahi.

  • Matthias Ginter
    OffJoshua KimmichGermanyGermany make their final change as Matthias Ginter replaces Kimmich for the final nine minutes.
  • Matthias Ginter
    OnMatthias GinterGermany
81'

Germany make their final change as Matthias Ginter replaces Kimmich for the final nine minutes.

80' 

A no-nonsense challenge by Omar Hawsawi stops Brandt from crossing the ball.

79' 

Kroos' pass into space has Draxler chasing but he's beaten for pace by a defender.

76'

WIDE!

Brandt almost scores with what must be his first touch! He is left unmarked at the back post to meet Gomez's cross but the ball bounces awkwardly in front of him and he shoots wide.

  • Housain Al-Mogahwi
    OffAbdullah OtayfSaudi ArabiaThe substitutions just keep on coming. Saudi Arabia make another change as Housain Al-Mogahwi replaces Otayf.
  • Housain Al-Mogahwi
    OnHousain Al-MogahwiSaudi Arabia
75'

The substitutions just keep on coming. Saudi Arabia make another change as Housain Al-Mogahwi replaces Otayf.

  • Julian Brandt
    OffThomas MüllerGermanyAnd that proves to be Muller's last contribution as he is replaced by Julian Brandt.
  • Julian Brandt
    OnJulian BrandtGermany
74'

And that proves to be Muller's last contribution as he is replaced by Julian Brandt.

73' 

Muller is awarded far too much space and is allowed to drive forward unchallenged before forcing Al-Mayouf into yet another fine save.

71' 

Here comes Saudi Arabia on the break. A lovely ball releases Al Dawsari but the winger doesn't make the most of the opportunity - he delays his cross and Sule gets back to make the block.

70' 

Germany win a free-kick, 25 yards out in a central position. Draxler gets it up and over the wall but fails to generate enough power in the shot to trouble Al-Mayoof.

68' 

The game has gone rather flat since the introduction of several substitutes, which tends to be the case in many international friendlies.

The home supporters are rather subdued, too. We could do with another goal here to kick-start this contest.

67' 

Draxler asks too much of Muller with a way-ward pass. As Michael Da Silva tweeted, the PSG forward hasn't enjoyed the best of games; he's given the ball away too much.

65' 

Al-Sahlawi with a decent opportunity for Saudi Arabia but the forward can only head straight at ter Stegen who makes his first save of the evening.

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  • Mario Gómez
    OffTimo WernerGermanyAnd now a Germany sub, with Mario Gomez replacing Werner.
  • Mario Gómez
    OnMario GómezGermany
63'

And now a Germany sub, with Mario Gomez replacing Werner.

  • Mohammed Al-Sahlawi
    OffFahad Al-MuwalladSaudi ArabiaAnother Saudi Arabia change sees Mohammad Al Sahlawi replacing Al Muwallad.
  • Mohammed Al-Sahlawi
    OnMohammed Al-SahlawiSaudi Arabia
62'

Another Saudi Arabia change sees Mohammad Al Sahlawi replacing Al Muwallad.

61'

SAUDI ARABIA CHANCE!

Beautiful close control by Al-Dossari as he creates space for a shot from the top of the box but then loses his composure as he screws his effort well wide of the goal.

59' 

The jeers haven't pleased Low who turned to the supporters and asked them to show support for the midfielder.

58' 

Gundogan was pictured meeting the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan last month - and it hasn't gone down well with the German supporters.

  • Ilkay Gündogan
    OffMarco ReusGermanyGundogan enters the pitch to jeers from his own supporters as he replaces Reus.
  • Ilkay Gündogan
    OnIlkay GündoganGermany
57'

Gundogan enters the pitch to jeers from his own supporters as he replaces Reus.

56' 

Joachim Low is giving his final instructions to Man City's Ilkay Gundogan who is about to come on for Germany.

55'

SAVE!

Muller is allowed to turn on the edge of the box and his fierce effort is turned behind by Al-Mayoof. Saudi Arabia's goalkeeper has enjoyed a decent game.

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53' 

Draxler's lovely pass into space finds the advanced Kimmich who drills a low ball across the face of goal, but it just evades the out-stretched Muller in the middle.

50'

GOOD SAVE!

Hector picks out the run of Draxler with an inch-perfect cross but the PSG forward's first-time is well parried by Al-Mayoof.

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49' 

Back to the action on the pitch and Germany have started the second period on the front foot, as expected. Kimmich gets away down the right and forces a corner. The delivery is met by Hummels who can't direct his header on target.

48'

The visitors made one change at the break, with Al Harbi being replaced by Mohammed Al Burayk.

47'

Neuer is replaced by Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen, while Boateng makes way for his Bayern Munich team-mate Niklas Sule.

  • 2nd Half
46'

We are underway in the second-half. Both sides have made a number of substitutions - details which I will have for you in a moment.

  • End of 1st Half
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HALF TIME

And that's that for the first-half.

Germany are two goals to the good at the break, thanks to Werner's strike and an own-goal.

Joachim Low's side have also missed a host of opportunities but the visitors have also gone close on more than one occasion.

44' 

Cruel on Saudi Arabia who had been looked quite threatening on the counter-attack and perhaps should have scored before Germany's second...

  • Omar Hawsawi
    Own-goalOmar HawsawiSaudi ArabiaGOAAALLLLL! Germany 2-0 Saudi Arabia This one will count! Werner is released on the flank, his low cross is missed by Muller but inadvertently turned in by Hawsawi at his near post.
43'

GOAAALLLLL! Germany 2-0 Saudi Arabia

This one will count! Werner is released on the flank, his low cross is missed by Muller but inadvertently turned in by Hawsawi at his near post.

42'

GOAL RULED OUT!

Werner's cross is converted by Reus but it won't count... Werner is adjudged to be in an offside position. It's a close call...

40' 

This is a decent spell of sustained pressure from Saudi Arabia. Al-Dawsari is allowed to cut in from the flank but blazes his shot well over from 20 yards.

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38'

SAUDI ARABIA CHANCE!

Germany have looked suspect in defence this evening and their back-line is caught napping as Al Dawsari gets down the left and crosses for Al-Muwallad whose first-time effort is sent crashing wide of Neuer's near-post.

37'

POST!

Excellent reaction stop from Al-Mayoof! Reus's devilish cross is met by Khedira whose first-time side-footed effort is sneaking into the bottom corner before the Saudi Arabian goalkeeper's crucial save as he pushes it onto the post!

36' 

Muller rifles a shot goal-bound but it's blocked by his own team mate Draxler!

34' 

Out of nothing Saudi Arabia find themselves in a threatening position, but Hummels makes a perfectly-timed tackle on Al-Muwallad to prevent the forward from shooting.

33' 

Wonderful build-up play from Germany as Reus and Muller combine to set up a decent chance for Werner but the young forward can only head wide.

31'

Reus demonstrates his vision and ability with a beautiful through-pass to Khedira who then screws his shot wide from the right-side of the penalty area. Wouldn't have counted anyway, as the veteran was offside. He looked level with the defender.

29'

Saudi Arabia finally cross the half-way line as they launch a rapid counter-attack. Al-Shahrani gallops forward from full-back to latch onto a through-pass on the right channel, but the move collapses with the sight of the linesman's offside flag.

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27' 

A deep cross from Kimmich almost finds the top corner of the net! What a fluke that would have been - he was searching for Reus at the back post. Instead Saudi Arabia have a goal-kick.

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25'

OFFSIDE!

Khedira latches on to a diagonal ball and crosses for Reus who converts from close range, but both players are in an offside position. The goal obviously won't count, as tidy as it would have been.

24' 

Kimmich is fouled and shows his anger by hammering the ground with a closed fist. The hosts clearly aren't happy with some of the hefty tackles they're having to deal with.

22' 

Reus tries to play Werner through on goal, but the pacey forward's touch is heavy and the ball gets away from him.

21' 

It's supposed to be a friendly, but try telling that to some of the players here. Al Shehri produces a crunching tackle on Kroos which leaves the Madrid midfielder hobbling. He should be OK though.

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20' 

That's really poor from Werner as he receives the ball inside the box, tries to play the ball into the feet of Muller but over-cooks his pass.

18' 

Wahey! The crowd rise to their feet as Neuer, as confident as ever in possession, manages two kick-ups before hacking the ball to safety. Cool as you like.

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Neuer has been virtually a spectator thus far.

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16' 

It could be a long, long evening for Saudi Arabia. As well as Russia, they are joined in Group A with Egypt and Uruguay.

15'

INCHES WIDE!

Khedira, making his 75th international appearance, curls a shot agonisingly wide from around 20 yards out. Great effort.

12' 

It's going to take something special to beat Neuer from 30 yards out, but it doesn't prevent Al-Jassim from trying. The midfielder spots the Germany goalkeeper off his line and attempts an ambitious lob but doesn't get enough height on the effort. Comfortable save.

10'

OFF THE POST!

Beautiful technique from Reus whose first-time volley from the top of the box cannons off the foot of the post and bounces away to safety. The goalkeeper was beaten.

  • Timo Werner
    GoalTimo WernerGermanyGOAAAAALLLLL! Germany 1-0 Saudi Arabia Germany are ahead and well, you can't say it hasn't been coming.  A direct ball from defence is beautifully controlled by Reus, he knocks it into the path of Werner who smashes his shot into the roof of the net from seven or eight yards out.
8'

GOAAAAALLLLL! Germany 1-0 Saudi Arabia

Germany are ahead and well, you can't say it hasn't been coming.

A direct ball from defence is beautifully controlled by Reus, he knocks it into the path of Werner who smashes his shot into the roof of the net from seven or eight yards out.

7' 

Werner pulls the ball back to Hummels who finds himself in advanced position but his shot from the edge of the box is blocked. The danger is far from over for Saudi Arabia as Germany spread the ball wide and Werner forces the corner.

5' 

Kimmich tries to thread a clever through-ball into the path of the lightening-quick Werner but there's slightly too much zip on the pass and the goalkeeper rushes off his line to collect.

3'

OFFSIDE!

Germany win a free-kick on the right flank, Kroos will deliver. His cross finds Boateng unmarked, the defender helps it on to Hummels who scoops his shot over the bar from a few yards out. Wouldn't have counted anyway, as the lineman's flag was raised for offside.

2' 

Saudi Arabia are the lowest ranked team in the World Cup. They are the hosts Russia's opening opponents when the competition kicks off next Thursday.

  • 1st Half
1'

KICK-OFF!

Let the fun begin!

18:28 

TEAMS IN FULL

Germany: Neuer; Kimmich,Hummels, Boateng, Hector; Kroos, Khedira; Reus, Muller, Draxler; Werner. Subs: Plattenhardt, Hinter, Ozil, Trapp, Goretzka, Sule, Rudiger, Rudy, Brandt, Gundogan, ter Stegen, Gomez.

Saudi Arabia: Al-Mayoof; Shahrani, Hawsawi, Hawsawi, Al-Harbi; Ateef, Al Faraj; Al Shehri, Al Dawsari, Al Jassam; Al Muwallad. Subs: Albulayhi, Al-Burayk, Bahebri, Al Sahlawi, Al-Khaibri, Kanno, Al Khaibari, Al-Mogahwi, Aseri, Al-Mosailem, Al Owais, Hawsawi.

18:25 

Saudi Arabia have made six changes from the side that lost 3-0 to Peru last time out.

18:20 

A 2-1 defeat to neighbours Austria wasn't an ideal result for Germany last Saturday. It was the fifth consecutive match they have failed to win - their worst run since March 1988

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18:15 

Germany hammered Saudi Arabia 8-0 in the last meeting between the nations, with Miroslav Klose bagging a hat-trick at the 2002 World Cup.

Michael Ballack, Carsten Jancker, Thomas Linke, Oliver Bierhoff and Bernd Schneider also registered on the score-sheet as Germany recorded an impressive victory.

18:10 

Manuel Neuer retains his spot in goal for Germany after returning for the 2-1 loss against Austria last Saturday after a lengthy injury.

The Bayern Munich goalkeeper starts as does Mat Hummels and Jerome Boateng whop continue to work back to full fitness ahead of the World Cup.

In attack, Julian Draxler and Timo Werner will be asked to prove Low's decision to axe Leroy Sane from the squad is justified.

Mesut Ozil has been nursing a knee injury this week and only makes the bench.

18:05 

GERMANY TEAM NEWS

18:00 

Hello and good evening. Welcome to our LIVE text commentary of Germany's final warm-up match before the World Cup.

Joachim Low's side haven't won in five matches and are in great need of a morale-boosting victory before setting off to Russia so who better to play than Saudi Arabia?

Team news to follow...