Nico Schulz scored a late goal with Germany, who recovered 3-2 away in the Netherlands in the Euro 2020 Group C qualifying match.
Germany seems to be well prepared for the victory after an excellent first half produced goals for Leroy Sané and Serge Gnabry to give Joachim Löw an unexpected momentum as he tries to restore the flagrant fortunes of the 2014 world champions.
But some of the frailties of the last 12 months are back as they let go on the slide of the game, with Memphis Depay scoring for Matthijs de Ligt and then scoring the draw himself in another influential result from the informatics forward.
Left-back Schulz produced the decisive moment of the match in Amsterdam, however, when he scored in the last minute after a nice build-up in the lower left to restore Germany's advantage and claim a decisive victory to get their campaign of qualification way. Germany and the Netherlands have three points each, although the latter have played two games.
After the Dutch goalkeeper, Jasper Cillessen, had denied Gnabry at close range, the visitors went ahead as Schulz, who plays for Hoffenheim, made a low cross from the left from which Sané took a touch and scored with a shot powerful.
A rampant Germany doubled the advantage after 34 minutes while Gnabry made his way around Virgil van Dijk before bending a 25-meter shot into the corner of the net, the fifth international goal in six appearances for the former Arsenal striker.
The Dutchman pulled back one to three minutes from the interval, while Depay provided an inviting cross for teenage defender De Ligt, who took home his first international goal.
Depay, back from two goals and two assists Thursday against Belarus, leveled the score shortly after the hour with a low finish in the lower corner when visitors failed to clear the loose ball in the box.
It was the second time since November that the Netherlands had come from two goals to draw against Germany, and for Depay it was his eleventh goal in the last 15 international matches.
But the visitors had the last word when the passage of Marco Reus found an unmarked Schulz in the box and was able to fix the race with a low end that did not give Cillessen any chance.