Europe: UEFA Nations League
⚽ R. Malinovskiy (Pen. 77)
⚽ M. Ginter (20), ⚽ L. Goretzka (49)
Matthias Ginter was happy with Germany's win over Ukraine, but conceded the performance left much to be desired.
|Matthias Ginter (right).||Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0|
Germany secured a much-needed win in Kiev on Saturday, beating Ukraine 2-1 in the UEFA Nations League.
Matthias Ginter, who scored the opener, was delighted with the three points, but admitted that Germany were far from at their best.
"We're happy to have got the win - that's very important. We know that we weren't at our best tonight though; we gave the ball away too easily, particularly in the first half," the centre-back said after the final whistle.
Germany coach Joachim Löw rued missed chances and felt his team should have killed the game off before Ukraine pulled one back from the penalty spot.
"I'm obviously happy that we got the win. We could have made it 3-0 or 4-0 before Ukraine's goal. The penalty was avoidable," said the Germany coach.
In their next game, 'Die Mannschaft' lock horns with Switzerland on Tuesday.
|5||Sergiy Sydorchuk ↩84|
|7||Andriy Yarmolenko (C) ↩69|
|8||Ruslan Malinovskiy ⚽|
|20||Viktor Kovalenko ↩76|
|15||Viktor Tsygankov ↩69|
|10||Mykola Shaparenko ↪76|
|11||Marlos Romero Bonfim ↪69|
|19||Evgeny Makarenko ↪84|
|22||Oleksandr Zubkov ↪69|
|1||Manuel Neuer (C)|
|4||Matthias Ginter ⚽|
|13||Lukas Klostermann ↩90|
|18||Leon Goretzka ⚽|
|7||Julian Draxler ↩80|
|20||Serge Gnabry ↩90|
|9||Timo Werner ↪80|
|21||Kai Havertz ↪90|
|23||Emre Can ↪90|
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