Germany - Ukraine

Europe: UEFA Nations League
Germany L. Sané (23), T. Werner (33), T. Werner (64)
Red Bull Arena3-1
Ukraine R. Yaremchuk (12)

Go for Kickoff:
Germany vs. Ukraine receives full green light

By Peter Vice

A comprehensive round of tests conducted on both of the German and Ukrainian national sides revealed no new positive COVID cases. 

The German Nationalmannschaft's penultimate match of 2020 will take place as scheduled. 

Joachim Löw.
Joachim Löw.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche

Earlier concerns that four recent positive corona-tests might derail this evening's UEFA Nations League fixture were put to rest when the Leipzig Health Department declared itself satisfied that the match could be conducted safely.

Andriy Shevchenko's Ukrainian national team were subject to a thorough round of quick-result corona tests. When no new cases emerged local authorities affirmed that the fixture had the green light to proceed. All German players and staff involved in the game also tested negative on Saturday.

Earlier in the day, Shevchenko's staff also contacted UEFA directly to see if recent events might warrant a cancellation. Europe's footballing body replied that, since the Ukraine still had 17 outfielders and 4 goalkeepers available to contest the match, nothing ran afoul of the confederation's protocols.

1Manuel Neuer (C)
4Matthias Ginter
15Niklas Süle
16Antonio Rüdiger
13Philipp Max
18Leon Goretzka
2Robin Koch
21İlkay Gündoğan
19Leroy Sané ↩86
20Serge Gnabry
9Timo Werner ↩76
12Bernd Leno
22Kevin Trapp
10Julian Brandt ↪76
11L. Waldschmidt ↪86
3Felix Uduokhai
5Jonathan Tah
14Benjamin Henrichs
17Niklas Stark
6Florian Neuhaus
7Nadiem Amiri
23Mahmoud Dahoud
12Andriy Pyatov (C)
15Yukhym Konoplia
3Illia Zabarnyi
22Mykola Matviyenko
2Eduard Sobol
8Ruslan Malinovskiy
6Taras Stepanenko ↩69
17Oleksandr Zinchenko ↩86
11Marlos Romero Bonfim
9Roman Yaremchuk ↩75
19Oleksandr Zubkov ↩74
1Yury Pankiv
23Andriy Lunin
10Júnior Moraes ↪75
4Sergiy Krivtsov
5Yevgen Cheberko
20Valerii Bondar
21Bogdan Mykhaylichenko ↪74
14Ihor Kharatin ↪86
18Evgeny Makarenko ↪69

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