Bitterer Jahresabschluss – The DFB-Elf awards the victory against the Netherlands


The German national team is experiencing an unfortunate end of the year and can not beat Oranje – and now it could be difficult.

With a bitter 2: 2 (2: 0) against the Netherlands, the German national team welcomes the international 2018. Timo Werner (9) and Leroy Sané (19) meet soon for Joachim's team Schalke Löw's arena, Quincy Promes (85.) and Virgil van Dijk in recovery time still managed. The Netherlands disappointed for long stretches and secured the Group's last second win in Group 1 of the United Nations before France.

"I am a little disappointed with the result," Löw said after the game, "but I have seen more positive than negative for the whole season and now we have been punished, this is bitter obviously. During the year, we have played well over long distances and we need to learn how to do it 2-0, which is now an experience we need to learn from. " Important: With 2: 2 Germany was in Lostopf 2 in the draw for the European Championship qualifying groups on December 2nd – and could therefore meet a big name. Only if Poland loses on Tuesday against Portugal, the DFB-Eleven still lands in pot 1.

Three changes to the game Russia

Until just before the end of the rebuilt team of Löw was also presented against the Netherlands, who had surrendered last Friday, France 2-0 in the defeat, but by a good team. Both playful and combative, the hosts knew how to convince long distances.

And that initially hopeless Marco Reus, who entered as a substitute in the 63rd minute. In contrast to Russia's game, Löw made three changes. The two 2014 world champions Mats Hummels and Toni Kroos and Nico Schulz have moved to the team for Matthias Ginter, Kai Havertz and Jonas Hector. In the Loew attack he regained confidence in his "little mopeds" as defender Niklas Süle called the young offensive Sane, Werner and Serge Gnabry after the victory against the Russians.

The Netherlands have clearly impressed

In front of 40,000 spectators in Gelsenkirchen, Gnabry brilliantly staged another prospective player after a few seconds in Thilo Kehrer, who fired the first warning shot on his old job. Eight minutes later, the exceptional young Bayern Gnabry, then Werner, played the ball perfectly in the barrel and the Leipzig striker pulled from a distance. Oranje goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen could not prevent Werner's ninth international goal.

The visitors, who had won the first leg 3: 0, were visibly impressed by the backlog and took little to the offensive. The German team was better. After a magnificent transition from Kroos, who had been spared on Thursday, he showed England Legionnaire Sane in his second international goal all his class.

DFB-Eleven is also superior after the break

The guests, who had defeated the World Cup with their 2-0 victory over France on Friday after the World Cup and sealed the descent of Germany in the League of Nations of the League of Nations, could hardly have developed. Five minutes from the end, Gnabry lost a third goal for the home team after Schulz's great work. The native of Gelsenkirchen Manuel Neuer had to shudder in the semi-finals only once, while his Munich club-mate Süle beheaded the ball to 34 & # 39; in a 'defensive action on his crossbar.

Even after the break, the selection of the DFB was mostly safe and allowed the game to throw the ball through its ranks. Kroos did a great job as clockwork, Werner, who even in the strong backward movement Sane and Gnabry also presented Elftal again and again. Werner could have delivered early in the morning just before his substitutions in the 63rd minute.

But just before the end, Promes hit with a nice shot, Neuer was without a chance. In time of recovery van Dijk had no short-range problems. "This is bitter," Kroos said on ARD, "the result is not appropriate for the game, but we talked about it many times this year, we did not cover it, and then something like that happens, I think everyone has the feeling that it was good most of the time, and now it all depends on what happened at the end, as a team we would have enjoyed a sense of accomplishment. "



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