Germany 2-3 Turkey: Initial reactions and observations
Full time: Germany 3-2 Turkey.
70’ — Penalty to Turkey! After a long VAR review, the ref decides that Kai Havertz handled the ball in the box.
And it’s 3-2 via Yusuf Sari.
48’ — GOOOOOOOOOAL! Germany equalize via Füllkrug!
45’ — The second half is underway!
Halftime: Germany 1-2 Turkey.
45’ — Goal. Kenan Yildiz makes it 2-1 to Turkey. And we break for halftime.
37’ — Goal. Turkey equalizes with a long ball over the top.
3’ — GOOOOOOAL! Havertz makes it 1-0! Nagelsmann is COOKING?
Kickoff: We’re underway! More importantly, Nagelsmann confirmed on German TV that Kai Havertz is playing as a left-back.
What is he cooking?
One hour until kickoff: We have lineups! Germany starts with what looks like a back three? Henrichs, Tah, and Rüdiger seem to be the center-backs, with Kimmich and Gündogan in the middle. Five attackers in Brandt, Sané, Wirtz, Havertz, and Füllkrug. That’s ... definitely unexpected.
Let’s see how it goes.
Trapp - Henrichs, Tah, Rüdiger, Kimmich, Gündogan ©, Brandt, Sané, Wirtz, Havertz, Füllkrug #GERTUR— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) November 18, 2023
With Euro 2024 looming over the horizon, Germany continue their preparation under Julian Nagelsmann by hosting Turkey at the Berlin Olympiastadion.
Despite missing Jamal Musiala and a few other key stars, the Germans have a solid lineup that includes the likes of Leroy Sané, İlkay Gündoğan, Joshua Kimmich, Florian Wirtz, and more. While the Bayern Munich core seems diminished compared to previous editions of the national team, there’s optimism that Julian Nagelsmann is on the path to turning things around.
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Location: Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany
Time: 8:45 pm local time, 2:45 pm EST
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