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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

Formation 3-4-3

  • 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

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Germany 3, Russia 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Germany 3, Russia 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Germany. Conceded by Georgi Dzhikiya.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    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.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Russia. Conceded by Jonathan Tah.

  9. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  10. Post update

    Delay in match (Germany).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Germany. Conceded by Andrey Semenov.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, Germany. Conceded by Fedor Kudryashov.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    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.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Anton Miranchuk (Russia).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ruslan Kambolov (Russia).

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