Germany lose to Turkey in Nagelsmann’s residence debut
After a win and a attract his first two matches, Julian Nagelsmann added a loss to his early report as Germany coach after a dispiriting night for his facet in Berlin.
Any German nerves, in a match performed in entrance of an vociferous crowd as a result of Berlin’s vital Turkish inhabitants, appeared soothed early on when Kai Havertz turned in Leroy Sané’s cross after 5 minutes.
But Turkey, who’ve already certified for Euro 2024 in Germany, weren’t fazed, stringing some good passages of play collectively earlier than Ferdi Kadioglu hammered an equalizer previous Kevin Trapp within the German aim.
Germany’s defensive failings, so evident lately, confirmed themselves once more simply earlier than halftime as a routine cross discovered its solution to Kenan Yildiz, who tucked away his first worldwide aim on the again publish. Those nerves had been jangling once more.
Just as that they had within the first half, Germany flew out of the traps within the second. Four minutes in, Niclas Füllkrug reduce inside to complete a slick counterattack, led by Florian Wirtz, and register his tenth aim in simply 12 worldwide matches.
The frenetic tempo continued, with Borussia Dortmund midfielder Salih Özcan hanging the publish for Turkey earlier than the guests had been handed an opportunity to take the lead once more. Havertz dealt with the ball within the field and Yusuf Sari did the honors from the penalty spot on 71 minutes.
A Germany debut for Marvin Duksch, at 29, was maybe probably the most memorable factor Germany produced from that time on. It is an indication of the occasions.
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