Germany – Netherlands
When Germany and Netherlands are facing each other on the football pitch, this could mean only one thing – another classic. Now these two European giants will face each other in Hamburg on Friday. This is a fixture from Group C of the qualifications for the next European Championship.
Let’s see what’s these two teams current situation in the group.
Germany played three games so far and won all three of them. Right now Die Mannschaft is second in the group, being three points behind the leader Northern Ireland, but only because they played a game less than the Brits. In these three matches played so far, the former world champions scored 13 goals and conceded only two.
Die Mannschaft’s last official game to date was played in June when Joachim Low’s boys crushed Estonia with the spectacular 8-0 in Mainz. In this game Low used Serge Gnabry as a striker, while Leroy Sane and Marco Reus supported him from the wings. All three of the forwards scored.
For the game against Netherlands Joachim Low can’t use one of these three players. This is Manchester City’s winger Leroy Sane who recieved a serious injury in the beginning of the season. He will be missed by the home team.
Because of their participation in the UEFA’s Nations League Netherlands played just two matches in this group so far. Ronald Koeman’s team started its campaign with a very convincing win over Belarus, but in their second game they suffered a home defeat exactly against Germany.
It was a really fun game to watch between Netherlands and Germany in Amsterdam six months ago. Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry gave the visitors a very good lead, but the Dutch side managed to equalise with goals from Matthijs de Ligt and Memphis Depay. But the Dutch hearts were broken in the last few minutes of the game when Germany’s Nico Schulz scored a winner for the visitors.
Now Netherlands have the opportunity to seek their revenge against Germany. One thing is for sure – this game in Hamburg should not be missed by any football fan.