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Germany 3-1 Ukraine – UEFA Nations League Player Ratings

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Leipzig is the place where Germany received a visit from the Ukraine National Team in the Nations League’s player ratings. 

After tonight’s win against Ukraine, Germany makes us all remember that famous Gary Lineker quote. “Football is a sport of 11 against 11 in which the Germans always win.” This statement could not be more true right now after looking at how powerful Joachim Low’s squad was.

After getting embarrassed in 2018 during the Russia World Cup, the gaffer decided to shake things up with a new generation of players. The names that came up from the start of this regeneration were Leroy Sane, Timo Werner, and Leon Goretzka. All of them have been grinding from the start of the journey. Today, we can safely assume they are back as title contenders with one of the most complete rosters in world football.

After a wonderful goal from Yaremchuk early in the game, Goretzka connected with Sane for Germany’s first goal. Leon gave us a nifty piece of skill to assist Werner in the second goal. A slick ‘Karate Kid’ signature move to control the ball before serving it for Timo. With a 2-1 on the scoreboard, the ref sent all players to rest.

Werner seals it with another brace.

Then we need to talk about Timo Werner, the Chelsea striker who is growing exponentially in English football. Ginter set him up for his second goal of the evening after completing a lightning-fast collective effort. A 3-1 result that remained for the rest of the 90 minutes in Leipzig. This German side is arguably one of the most dominant we’ve seen in a while and they could compete for all the titles in the next decade.

All other national teams should beware of the talent Germany is putting together. Bayern Munich’s influence is quite evident with all the players on the attacking line. But Werner and Havertz will also be important for Joachim Low’s revival tour. Up next in the UEFA Nations League, Germany visits Spain and Ukraine does the same with Switzerland.

Player ratings 

Germany: Neuer (8), Rudiger (8), Sule (8), Ginter (8), Max (7), Koch (8), Gundogan (7), Goretzka (9), Gnabry (8), Sane (8), Werner (9). 

Bench: Brandt (8), Waldschmidt (5).

Ukraine: Pyatov (4), Sobol (3), Matvienko (4), Konoplya (4), Zabarnyi (5), Marlos (5), Stepanenko (5), Malinovskyi (5), Zinchenko (6), Yaremchuk (7), Zubkov (5).

Bench: Makarenko (5), Mykhaylichenko (5), Moraes (5), Kharatin (5). 

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