UEFA Nations League - Group A4
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Ukraine 1-2 Germany: Joachim Low's side claim first-ever Nations League win

Germany's Leon Goretzka
Bayern Munich's Leon Goretzka has scored in each of his last four appearances for Germany

Germany claimed a first Nations League win with victory over Ukraine in a game where around 20,000 fans were allowed to attend Kyiv's Olympic Stadium.

Joachim Low's side had not won any of their six fixtures in the competition prior to Saturday's Group A4 match.

They took the lead when Matthias Ginter stabbed in before Leon Goretzka headed home after an error by goalkeeper Georgiy Bushchan.

A Ruslan Malinovskyi penalty set up a tense finale but Germany held on.

Germany, who did not win a game in their inaugural Nations League campaign two years ago, now have five points from three games in the 2020-21 edition of the competition.

Fans were let in to watch this game after local health authorities allowed the 70,000-capacity Olympic Stadium to be filled by up to 30%.

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger, who has not played for the Blues at all this season, impressed during the game and provided the assist for Germany's opener following a clever run outside the Ukraine defence.

Rudiger's club team-mates Kai Havertz and Timo Werner started on the bench, coming on towards the end of the game as Germany found themselves under pressure from Ukraine as the hosts pressed for an equaliser.

Line-ups

Ukraine

  • 1Bushchan
  • 21Karavaev
  • 4Zabarnyi
  • 16Mykolenko
  • 2Sobol
  • 5SydorchukSubstituted forMakarenkoat 84'minutes
  • 7YarmolenkoSubstituted forMarlosat 69'minutes
  • 8MalinovskiyBooked at 41mins
  • 20KovalenkoSubstituted forShaparenkoat 77'minutes
  • 15TsygankovSubstituted forZubkovat 69'minutes
  • 9Yaremchuk

Substitutes

  • 3Plastun
  • 6Cheberko
  • 10Shaparenko
  • 11Marlos
  • 12Shevchenko
  • 13Konoplya
  • 14Kharatin
  • 17Shepelev
  • 18Mykhaylichenko
  • 19Makarenko
  • 22Zubkov
  • 23Riznyk

Germany

  • 1Neuer
  • 4GinterBooked at 84mins
  • 15Süle
  • 16Rüdiger
  • 13KlostermannSubstituted forCanat 90'minutes
  • 6Kimmich
  • 8KroosBooked at 53mins
  • 3Halstenberg
  • 18Goretzka
  • 7DraxlerSubstituted forWernerat 80'minutes
  • 20GnabrySubstituted forHavertzat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Koch
  • 5Tah
  • 9Werner
  • 10Brandt
  • 11Waldschmidt
  • 12Leno
  • 14Neuhaus
  • 17Hofmann
  • 19Gosens
  • 21Havertz
  • 22Trapp
  • 23Can
Referee:
Orel Grinfeld
Attendance:
17,753

Match Stats

Home TeamUkraineAway TeamGermany
Possession
Home27%
Away73%
Shots
Home9
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away12
Corners
Home0
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ukraine 1, Germany 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ukraine 1, Germany 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marlos (Ukraine) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Roman Yaremchuk.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Germany. Kai Havertz replaces Serge Gnabry.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mykola Shaparenko (Ukraine) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ruslan Malinovskiy.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Germany. Emre Can replaces Lukas Klostermann.

  7. Post update

    Toni Kroos (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Marlos (Ukraine).

  9. Post update

    Offside, Ukraine. Marlos tries a through ball, but Roman Yaremchuk is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Timo Werner (Germany) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  11. Post update

    Hand ball by Roman Yaremchuk (Ukraine).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ruslan Malinovskiy (Ukraine) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Marlos.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ruslan Malinovskiy (Ukraine) left footed shot from long range on the left is too high from a direct free kick.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Ukraine. Yevhenii Makarenko replaces Serhiy Sydorchuk.

  15. Booking

    Matthias Ginter (Germany) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Matthias Ginter (Germany).

  17. Post update

    Oleksandr Zubkov (Ukraine) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Leon Goretzka (Germany).

  19. Post update

    Ruslan Malinovskiy (Ukraine) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Serge Gnabry (Germany) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

As It Stood

A

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1Italy21102114
2Netherlands21011103
3Poland21012203
4Bos-Herze201123-11

B

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1Belgium22007166
2England21101014
3Denmark201102-21
4Iceland200216-50

C

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1Portugal22006156
2France22005236
3Sweden200203-30
4Croatia200238-50

D

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1Spain32106157
2Germany31204315
3Ukraine310237-43
4Switzerland301224-21

E

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1Romania21104314
2Austria21014403
3Norway21016333
4Northern Ireland201126-41

F

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1Scotland21103214
2Czech Rep21014313
3Israel20202202
4Slovakia201124-21

G

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1Russia22006336
2Hungary21013303
3Turkey201101-11
4Serbia201113-21

H

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1Wales22002026
2Finland21011103
3R. of Ireland201112-11
4Bulgaria201112-11

I

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1Montenegro33005059
2Luxembourg32014226
3Azerbaijan310224-23
4Cyprus300305-50

J

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1North Macedonia21103214
2Georgia21102114
3Armenia21013213
4Estonia200203-30

K

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1Greece21102114
2Slovenia21101014
3Kosovo201123-11
4Moldova201112-11

L

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1Kazakhstan21013213
2Albania21012113
3Belarus210123-13
4Lithuania210112-13

M

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1Faroe Islands32105327
2Latvia30302203
3Malta302134-12
4Andorra302101-12

N

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gibraltar22002026
2Liechtenstein21012113
3San Marino200203-30
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