DFB suffers setbacks against Türkiye

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A bitter setback for the DFB! In national coach Julian Nagelsmann’s home debut, Germany lost to Türkiye. This is how the international match went:

  • International football match at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin: Germany loses to Turkey.
  • Failed debut at the home of national coach Julian Nagelsmann.
  • Germany against Türkiye – final score 2:3 (1:2).

Failed debut at the home of national coach Julian Nagelsmann! On Saturday (November 18), Germany had to admit defeat to Turkey 2:3 (1:2) in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. On Tuesday the German team will travel to Austria.

game Germany – Türkiye 2:3 (1:2)
Germany Trapp – Henrichs, Tah, Rüdiger, Havertz – Kimmich (73rd Goretzka), Gündogan, Wirtz (73rd Gnabry), Brandt (82nd Ducksch) – L. Sané, Füllkrug
Türkiye Bayindir – Celik, Kabak, Bardakci, Kadioglu (64. Elmali) – Yüksek (46. Özcan), Akbaba (34. Abdülkadir), Ayhan, Yazici (64. Yilmaz), Irfan Can (64. Sari) – Yildiz (73. Akturkoglu)
Doors 1:0 Havertz (5th), 1:1 Kadioglu (38th), 1:2 Yildiz (45th), 2:2 Füllkrug (49th), 2:3 Sari (71st/HE .)
referee Bartosz Frankowski (Poland)

Germany loses for the first time under Nagelsmann: a bitter setback against Türkiye

After the DFB took an early lead through Kai Havertz (5th), Ferdi Kadioglu (38th) and Kenan Yildiz turned the game in Turkey’s favor shortly before half-time.

After the break, Niclas Füllkrug (49′) managed to equalize before substitute Veysel Sari (71′) scored from a penalty to secure the undeserved victory for the visitors.

Germany loses against Türkiye: the ticker to read

Now it’s over! Germany loses 2:3 against Türkiye.


90.+4. minute: Havertz’s shot is blocked.

minute 90: Seven minutes are repeated.

minute 86: Gnabry misses Henrichs’ low cross by centimeters!

minute 85: Will the German team come back here again?

minute 82: Ducksch celebrates his DFB debut; Brandt replaces him.

minute 81: The match is currently suspended due to the injury of a Turkish player.

minute 77: By the way, Gnabry and Goretzka are new to the DFB and replace Wirtz and Kimmich.

minute 75: Great counterattack opportunity for Turkey, Henrichs intervenes with a great last-minute tackle.

minute 74: Brandt suddenly runs towards Bayindir alone, but fails to hit the goalkeeper from close range.

Minute 71: Sari scores! Türkiye leads again.

minute 70: Referee Frankowski now looks at the scene himself and calls for a penalty!

minute 69: Havertz receives the ball with his arm outstretched in the penalty area; the scene is controlled by the VAR.

minute 66: Bayindir safely catches a Henrich cross.

minute 65: Türkiye made three changes.

minute 62: Sané cannot correctly accept a pass from Kimmich. There was more to it!

minute 58: Tah controls Byindir, shortly after the flag is raised: offside.

minute 57: Abdülkadir receives a yellow card for a foul on Kimmich.

minute 56: The match is still very close: both teams start early.

minute 53: Great shot by Özcan: the ball bounces off the outside post!

Minute 49: The tie! Germany changes to Wirtz, who sees Füllkrug on the left. The striker leaves his opponent standing and hits the low ball into the near corner.

minute 46: Later, Turkey has changed: BVB professional Özcan is new to Yüksek.

Germany is behind against Türkiye: this is how the first half went

Getaway in Berlin. After Havertz’s dream start, the DFB dominated the match without creating any big chances. After half an hour, Turkey was getting better and better and was able to deservedly turn the game around. We will contact you shortly.

Minute 45: Türkiye turns the game around! After a long pass, Yildiz has a lot of space on the left and puts the ball into the far corner.

minute 42: Henrichs needs treatment but can continue playing.

Minute 38: The tie! A long ball reaches Kadioglu, who pushes it towards the short corner, with no chance for Trapp.

minute 37: Trapp catches a long ball in front of Yazici.

minute 35: Can sees yellow for a tactical foul.

minute 33: Yazici’s shot is blocked by Gündogan in front of the goal for a corner, but in the end nothing is achieved.

minute 28: Kabak receives the first yellow card of the match for a foul.

minute 27: Germany continues to dominate the match, but there has been no chance for a long time.

minute 20: Now Turkey puts pressure on us early, but Gündogan manages to free himself and is fouled.

minute 16: Great opportunity! Kimmich sends Sané, goalkeeper Bayindir makes a mistake and the ball narrowly misses.

minute 16: Early attacking attack by the German team.

minute 12: A shot by Yazici goes to the far post: first chance for the Turks.

9th minute: A corner from the German team does not pose any danger.

Minute 5: Germany takes the lead with their first shot on goal! Henrichs makes a beautiful pass towards Sané, who sees Havertz in the middle.

3rd minute: As expected, the DFB throwers are booed by the numerous Turkish fans when they have the ball.

1st minute: Come on, Germany has the kick-off.

+++ National anthems sound.

LIVE! Germany against Türkiye: Nagelsmann’s DFB lineup surprises

8 p.m.: Here is the lineup for Germany against Türkiye. Nagelsmann makes six changes from the last international match against Mexico: Trapp replaces ter Stegen (injured) in goal. Havertz will probably defend Gosens (who is not in the team) at left back, a real surprise! Brandt, Henrichs, Kimmich and Füllkrug also start for Musiala (injured), Süle, Groß and Müller (all on the bench).

DFB plays Türkiye today: Nagelsmann announces first personal details

Update November 18 at 8:30 am: One day before the international match against Turkey, national coach Julian Nagelsmann confirmed the first details about his lineup. Marc-André ter Stegen suffers from back problems and has already traveled back to Barcelona. Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp will play for him on Saturday.

Nagelsmann also explains that Bayern star Joshua Kimmich will not play as a right back, but in the sixth position in midfield. Benjamin Henrichs and David Raum could then be used in the full-back positions. The opening match in Berlin will be today at 8:45 p.m.

Germany press conference before the match against Türkiye
National coach Julian Nagelsmann at the press conference on Friday. © Christian Charisio/dpa

Germany against Türkiye live: Which DFB debutants does Nagelsmann bring?

First report of November 17.: National coach Julian Nagelsmann is about to play his first international match in front of his home crowd. On Saturday afternoon (November 18), the German team will host Turkey at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. After the first two international matches against the United States and Mexico, Flick’s successor will appear before the home crowd for the first time a few months before the 2024 European Championship. In the match against the Turks there could also be one or two debutants in the DFB selection.

Nagelsmann called up three newcomers: Grischa Prömel (TSG Hoffenheim), Marvin Ducksch (SV Werder Bremen) and goalkeeper Janis Blaswich (RB Leipzig). Germany has already qualified for the Euro Cup as hosts, Turkey has secured its ticket to the Euro Cup thanks to qualification.

International match Germany against Türkiye live on TV and free streaming

The DFB international match against Turkey will be broadcast live on RTL on Saturday. The start is at 8:45 p.m. Nagelsmann’s team will visit Austria next Tuesday. (mab)

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