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Summary

  1. Werner strike & OG put strong German XI in control
  2. Saudis halve deficit from rebound after penalty saved
  3. Saudis have strong appeals for last-minute penalty rejected
  4. Germany won last meeting 8-0 at 2002 World Cup
  5. Croatia fight back to beat Senegal 2-1

Live Reporting

By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

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  2. FULL-TIME

    Germany 2-1 Saudi Arabia

    Germany pick up their first victory of 2018 - but, despite dominating for most of it, they are lucky to win in the end.

  3. Post update

    Germany 2-1 Saudi Arabia

    Mario Gomez has the chance to shoot in the box, but doesn't. This game is getting weird.

  4. PENALTY APPEAL

    Germany 2-1 Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia almost equalise right at the end! And it should be a penalty! Taisir Al-Jassim can shoot but instead squares to Mohammad Al-Sahlawi. Mats Hummels pulls his shirt and gets away with it. Drama!

  5. SUBSTITUTION

    Germany 2-1 Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia make another change as Abdullah Al-Khaibari replaces Salman Al-Faraj - don't ask me for any details about that change.

  6. Post update

    Germany 2-1 Saudi Arabia

    Almost three as Julian Brandt's cross is turned wide by Mario Gomez.

  7. YELLOW CARD

    Germany 2-1 Saudi Arabia

    First booking of the game as Housain Al-Mogahwi pulls down Ilkay Gundogan.

  8. SUBSTITUTION

    Germany 2-1 Saudi Arabia

    Another switch - Hattan Bahebri replaces the lively Salem Al-Dawsari.

  9. Post update

    Germany 2-1 Saudi Arabia

    If Saudi Arabia score again, this will be Germany's worst run since 1985...

  10. GOAL - Germany 2-1 Saudi Arabia

    Taisir Al-Jassim

    Marc-Andre ter Stegen saves the penalty, but Taisir Al-Jassim gets onto the rebound, touches it past a defender and then fires past the Barcelona goalkeeper.

  11. MISSED PENALTY

    Germany 2-0 Saudi Arabia

    Mohammad Al-Sahlawi's penalty is saved but...

  12. PENALTY TO SAUDI ARABIA

    Germany 2-0 Saudi Arabia

    Oh hello, Taisir Al-Jassim buys himself a penalty as he looks for contact with Sami Khedira and gets it.

  13. Post update

    Germany 2-0 Saudi Arabia

    Mohammad Al-Sahlawi, who has scored 28 goals in 38 caps, ambitiously tries to lob Marc-Andre ter Stegen from 40 yards but it's well over the bar.

  14. SUBSTITUTION

    Germany 2-0 Saudi Arabia

    Germany make their final change as Matthias Ginter, the Borussia Monchengladbach defender, replaces Joshua Kimmich.

  15. Post update

    Germany 2-0 Saudi Arabia

    Julian Draxler just doesn't have the legs to get onto a crossfield pass. And the visitors break.

    Saudi Arabia, who have had more chances than I expected, have another window but Yahya Al-Shehri's shot is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Germany 2-0 Saudi Arabia

    More jeers for Ilkay Gundogan as he gets the ball in midfield. I wonder if he's wishing he'd stayed on the bench.

    Striker Mario Gomez crosses and winger Julian Brandt shoots wide at the back post - that might have been a better chance had it been the other way round.

  17. SUBSTITUTION

    Germany 2-0 Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia make another change as Housain Al-Mogahwi comes on for Abdullah Otayf.

    It's very much substitutions o'clock in Leverkusen.

  18. SUBSTITUTION

    Germany 2-0 Saudi Arabia

    Julian Brandt, who was chosen over Leroy Sane in Germany's World Cup squad, replaces Thomas Muller.

  19. Post update

    Germany 2-0 Saudi Arabia

    Lots of space opens up in front of Thomas Muller - who runs 30 yards unchallenged and then forces another fine Abdullah Al-Mayouf save from the edge of the box.

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    David Thackeray: Two outstanding players - the Saudi goalkeeper and Kimmich, who could be the star of the World Cup.