Player ratings: Germany (versus Peru)
We have rated the German performances against Peru on a scale from 1 to 5.
|Julian Brandt played well yesterday.||Photo: Granada, CC-by-SA 4.0|
After Germany's 2-1 win over Peru last night, we have rated the performances of the German players on a scale from 1 to 5. 1 is the worst grade while 5 is the best:
Goalkeeper: Marc-André ter Stegen, 2/5
Got the chance to prove himself, but didn't deliver a convincing performance. Didn't look good at the Peruvian goal as he let Luis Advincula's shot go in at the front post.
Right-back: Matthias Ginter, 3/5
Played solidly and nearly made it 1-0 with a header in the first half. However, it's clear that the right-back isn't Ginter's favourite position as he's offensively limited.
Centre-back: Jerome Boateng, 3/5
Formed a solid partnership with Niklas Süle until he was taken off at the break. Made a few passing errors in the build-up play.
Centre-back: Niklas Süle, 3/5
Strong and dominant during the first 45 minutes and couldn't prevent Peru's goal although he did what he could. A bit more shaky after the break.
Left-back: Nico Schulz, 2/5
Had a very difficult first half and didn't look good at Peru's goal as he failed to clear the ball before he let Luis Advincula skip past him. Improved slightly in the second half and eventually scored the German matchwinning goal.
Defensive midfielder: Joshua Kimmich, 2/5
Started out well at the number six position, but was caught out of position too many times during the game.
Central midfielder: Toni Kroos, 4/5
Extremely reliable as always. Important for the German build-up play with his precise and clever passes.
Central midfielder: Ilkay Gündogan, 4/5
Very strong performance from Gündogan who was involved in many offensive actions, playing superb balls in behind.
Right winger: Julian Brandt, 4/5
A constant threat. Showed his individual quality by trying a lot of things on his own and scored with a beautiful chip.
Striker: Marco Reus, 2/5
Got in the right positions, but was too wasteful in front of goals. Should have scored at least once.
Left winger: Timo Werner, 3/5
Active, but not very effective. Once again a huge threat on the left-hand side because of his blistering pace and willingness to challenge the defenders, but he needs to work on his end product.
Julian Draxler (45'), 2/5
Antonio Rüdiger (45'), 2/5
Nils Petersen (70'), N/A
Thilo Kehrer (72'), N/A
Thomas Müller (84'), N/A
Kai Havertz (88'), N/A
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