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Germany 3-0 Russia: Manchester City's Leroy Sane scores first international goal

Leroy Sane
Leroy Sane has also scored three times for Manchester City this season

Manchester City forward Leroy Sane scored his first international goal as Germany comfortably beat Russia in an international friendly in Leipzig.

Sane was left out of the squad for the 2018 World Cup as Joachim Low's side, winners in 2014, failed to make it out of the group phase.

But the 22-year-old scored after eight minutes from Serge Gnabry's cross.

Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger set up Niklas Sule for the second before Gnabry sealed the win with an 18-yard strike.

Low fielded a young starting 11, which included only two players over 25, and left the experienced Mats Hummels and Thomas Muller on the bench. Fellow World Cup winner Jerome Boateng was not called up and Toni Kroos was given a break.

It was only the fourth win in 14 matches for Germany, who will be relegated from the top tier of the Nations League if the Netherlands beat France in Rotterdam on Friday.

If France win then Germany would still need to beat the Dutch in their last Nations League tie on Monday, in a match played at Schalke's Veltins Arena, to avoid finishing bottom of Group A1 and dropping into the second tier.

Line-ups

Germany

  • 1Neuer
  • 4Ginter
  • 15Süle
  • 16RüdigerSubstituted forTahat 61'minutes
  • 2Kehrer
  • 18Kimmich
  • 23HavertzSubstituted forRudyat 65'minutes
  • 3HectorSubstituted forSchulzat 70'minutes
  • 20GnabrySubstituted forMüllerat 73'minutes
  • 9WernerSubstituted forBrandtat 65'minutes
  • 19SanéSubstituted forGoretzkaat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Hummels
  • 6Goretzka
  • 10Brandt
  • 11Reus
  • 12Leno
  • 13Müller
  • 14Schulz
  • 17Tah
  • 21Rudy
  • 22Trapp

Russia

  • 12Lunev
  • 24NababkinSubstituted forSemenovat 78'minutes
  • 3Neustädter
  • 14Dzhikiya
  • 4RauschSubstituted forKudryashovat 73'minutes
  • 20IonovSubstituted forPolozat 75'minutes
  • 8Gazinskiy
  • 7KuzyaevSubstituted forKambolovat 71'minutes
  • 21ErokhinBooked at 64mins
  • 15Al MiranchukSubstituted forAn Miranchukat 61'minutes
  • 26da Silva FerreiraSubstituted forZabolotnyat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Alvim Marinato
  • 5Semenov
  • 9Zabolotny
  • 10Kambolov
  • 13Kudryashov
  • 16Shunin
  • 18An Miranchuk
  • 19Sorokin
  • 23Poloz
  • 25Chalov
  • 28Mogilevets
  • 29Ignatjev
Referee:
Sandro Schärer
Attendance:
35,288

Match Stats

Home TeamGermanyAway TeamRussia
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Germany 3, Russia 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Germany 3, Russia 0.

Attempt blocked. Leon Goretzka (Germany) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Julian Brandt.

Attempt blocked. Julian Brandt (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joshua Kimmich.

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Georgi Dzhikiya.

Attempt missed. Dmitriy Poloz (Russia) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Anton Zabolotny.

Attempt missed. Andrey Semenov (Russia) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Dmitriy Poloz with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Russia. Conceded by Jonathan Tah.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Germany).

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Andrey Semenov.

Attempt blocked. Julian Brandt (Germany) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Thomas Müller with a headed pass.

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Fedor Kudryashov.

Attempt saved. Thomas Müller (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Thilo Kehrer (Germany) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Nico Schulz.

Matthias Ginter (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anton Miranchuk (Russia).

Attempt missed. Yuri Gazinskiy (Russia) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Thomas Müller (Germany) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ruslan Kambolov (Russia).

Substitution

Substitution, Russia. Andrey Semenov replaces Kirill Nababkin.

Substitution

Substitution, Germany. Leon Goretzka replaces Leroy Sané.

Substitution

Substitution, Russia. Dmitriy Poloz replaces Aleksey Ionov.

Substitution

Substitution, Germany. Thomas Müller replaces Serge Gnabry.

Substitution

Substitution, Russia. Fedor Kudryashov replaces Konstantin Rausch.

Foul by Sebastian Rudy (Germany).

Yuri Gazinskiy (Russia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Russia. Ruslan Kambolov replaces Daler Kuzyaev.

Substitution

Substitution, Germany. Nico Schulz replaces Jonas Hector because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Germany. Sebastian Rudy replaces Kai Havertz.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Germany. Julian Brandt replaces Timo Werner.

Delay in match Jonas Hector (Germany) because of an injury.

Booking

Aleksandr Erokhin (Russia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jonas Hector (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aleksandr Erokhin (Russia).

Manuel Neuer (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Georgi Dzhikiya (Russia).

Corner, Russia. Conceded by Joshua Kimmich.

Foul by Thilo Kehrer (Germany).

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