Germany striker Timo Werner scored all sides of the break to steer his facet from behind to a 3-1 win over Ukraine of their Nations League match on Saturday as they topped the group with a recreation left to play.
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Werner scored twice after Leroy Sane had cancelled out a shock twelfth minute lead for the guests, who had 4 gamers, together with prime striker Andriy Yarmolenko, dominated out after testing constructive for COVID-19 on the eve of the sport.
The Germans, within the midst of an overhaul following their 2018 World Cup first spherical exit, at the moment are prime of Group A4 on 9 factors, one forward of Spain who they go to on Tuesday. The highest group qualify for the ultimate stage of the competitors.
Ukraine are third on six factors.
“I feel we did it effectively,” Sane mentioned. “They went in entrance and we may have prevented it as a result of we began effectively. However the way in which we got here again was robust.
“There have been some errors from our facet however that is a part of this course of. What was necessary was to get the three factors and that is what we did.”
The Germans acquired off to a robust begin however needed to come from behind after Roman Yaremchuk scored in opposition to the run of play.
Leon Goretzka arrange the subsequent two objectives, first launching a fast break and sending Sane via for the equaliser within the twenty third minute after which controlling a Robin Koch cross and lofting the ball for Werner to move the hosts in entrance 10 minutes later.
Germany, with the complete Bayern Munich contingent again within the squad after being rested in Wednesday 1-0 win over the Czech Republic in a pleasant, nonetheless confirmed gaps in defence, having now managed only one clear sheet of their final seven matches.
Werner fired in his second objective of the night within the sixty fourth earlier than Ukraine hit the woodwork twice extra in a robust end.