In the last test match of the year, the German team will face Austria, in Vienna. We follow the game on the live ticker.
- Austria – Germany 0:0 (-:-)
- Germany demanded against Austria in Vienna
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16 minutes: Great opportunity for Austria! A long pass to Gregoritsch almost leads to the first goal. The striker escapes Rüdiger and Hummels, but is unable to beat Trapp in a 1-1. The Frankfurt goalkeeper stands still for a long time and then reacts brilliantly to the Freiburg goalkeeper.
15 minutes: Germany are in control and repeatedly put pressure on the home team from the start. Rangnick’s team has so far barely managed to break free and lost the ball early.
13th minute: Austria quickly take a free kick near the midfield line. Alaba passes the ball to Gregoritsch in the box. The attacker makes the direct pass, but doesn’t hit the ball and misses a good opportunity.
11th minute: Leroy Sané takes the free kick and hits the Austrian wall.
9th minute: Germany has more possession of the ball and takes control of the game. Passed through, Germany approaches the attacking third and now takes a free kick about 30 meters in front of Schlager’s area.
5th minute: For the first time, Germany advanced in front of the opponent’s goal through Gnabry and Havertz. Two crosses and no shots are the result of the first wave of attack.
2nd minute: After a poor pass from Rüdiger, Austria had the first chance of the game. In the end, Baumgartner shoots from a tight angle. Trapp defends a corner, which yields nothing.
1st minute: Starting. The game begins. Germany has the ball.
Update Tuesday (November 21), 8:42 pm: It starts in a few minutes. The teams are already taking the field. National anthems will be heard soon.
Update Tuesday (November 21), 8:38 pm: On ZDF, national coach Nagelsmann said before the game about the change from Kimmich to Goretzka that he wanted to remain “variable”. Therefore, there are no clear first eleven. The coach plans much more with “14 to 15 players” who will play most of the games in next summer’s tournament.
After the countless defeats in 2023, victory over Austria is almost mandatory: “We are under a little pressure to get results. But we also have fashion pressure,” said Nagelsmann.
Update Tuesday (November 21), 8:28 pm: With Julian Brandt, Leroy Sané, Ilkay Gündogan and Antonio Rüdiger, there are four players in the DFB starting eleven who were also starters in the last meeting with Austria in 2018.
Update Tuesday (November 21), 8:16 pm: One of the few highlights from the German team’s recent past is Niclas Füllkrug. The striker, who now plays for Borussia Dortmund, scores reliably.
Since his debut, around a year ago, in the friendly against Oman, “Fülle” has scored ten goals in a total of twelve international games. The 30-year-old is a beacon of hope both against Austria and in the European Championship on home soil.
Update Tuesday (November 21), 7:57 pm: But it’s not just Germany that depends on the quality of the Bundesliga. Austria starts with eight professionals who earn money in Germany.
Lienhart from SC Freiburg and Mwene from Mainz 05 defend. Leipzig’s three hitters, Seiwald and Baumgartner, start in midfield along with Dortmund’s Sabitzer and Bayern’s Laimer. Up front, Gregoritsch from Freiburg attacks alone.
Update Tuesday (November 21), 7:40 pm: The DFB has already announced the line-up for the international match against Austria. National coach Nagelsmann makes a total of three changes to the starting lineup.
As expected, Mats Hummels starts. Jonathan Tah moves to the right and Henrichs to the bench. Furthermore, Leon Goretzka has been allowed to play at the Ernst Happel Stadium since the beginning. His teammate Joshua Kimmich is out of it. On the offensive line, Serge Gnabry moves into the first eleven replacing Florian Wirtz.
Update Tuesday (November 21), 7:28 pm: Although the German senior national team is still at an almost historic low and the DFB U21s haven’t necessarily covered themselves in glory recently, the German U17s are at least offering a little hope.
The U17 World Cup is currently taking place in Indonesia. In the morning, Germany beat the USA 3-2 and are now in the quarterfinals. Coach Michael Prus’ team will face Spain there. However, these talents do not yet play a role in the 2024 European Championship. However, this partial success is certainly a result that the German Football Association gratefully accepts after many disappointing tournaments.
Update Tuesday (November 21), 7:06 pm: The two coaches Julian Nagelsmann and Ralf Rangnick know each other relatively well from their time together at Hoffenheim and Leipzig. Before the match, Rangnick was full of praise for his former teammate at the press conference: “Germany have the opportunity to play a very good Euro because they have quality players and a truly top coach, Julian”.
Rangnick himself was repeatedly mentioned as coach of the German national team, but “at no time” did he have any discussions with those responsible at the DFB.
Update Tuesday (November 21), 6:27 pm: The record of the Austrians coached by Ralf Rangnick against Germany is quite worrying. The Alpine republic only managed to win nine of 40 meetings against its big neighbor. After Austria lost nine times in a row to Germany since 1994, the underdogs broke their losing streak in their latest encounter.
The Red-Whites won 2-1 in a friendly in Klagenfurt in 2018. Back then, former Frankfurt player Martin Hinteregger and former Schalke player Alessandro Schöpf turned the game in the underdogs’ favor after Mesut Özil’s opening goal . Can Austria repeat the feat today?
First report from Tuesday (November 21), 5:45 pm: Vienna – The German team simply cannot advance a few months before the start of the European Championship at home. The euphoria that followed the appointment of Julian Nagelsmann as the new national coach has now diminished significantly following the disappointing 2-3 defeat to Turkey. The DFB team’s style of play seems more organized, but the results remain disappointing. The last international match of the year will be in Vienna, against rivals Austria.
Austria – Germany 0:0 (-:-)
|Germany lineup:||Trapp – Tah, Hummels, Rüdiger – Sané, Goretzka, Gündogan, Havertz – Gnabry, Brandt – Füllkrug|
Live ticker: Will Germany end the international year with a win?
The football year after the catastrophic 2022 World Cup in Qatar and before the historic 2024 European Championship in their own country did not go according to plan for the German team. In ten friendlies, the DFB team only managed to beat Peru (2-0) at the beginning of the year, Rudi Völler’s short comeback against France (2-1) and Julian Nagelsmann’s debut against the USA (3-1). ) . There were also two draws and five defeats.
The German team definitely wants to end the year with a victory over Austria so they can start the European Championship year with a bit of a tailwind in March. However, great experiences against the small neighbor are not expected. Coach Nagelsmann revealed this in the pre-match press conference: “There will be no big changes, just small adjustments.” However, Mats Hummels could return to the starting line-up after back problems and replace Leverkusen’s Jonathan Tah in the centre. defense.
Austria is a difficult task for the DFB team
The task in Austria will by no means be a guaranteed success for the DFB team. Unlike Nagelsmann’s team, the Austrians have already formed as a team and have also successfully qualified for the 2024 European Championship. In addition to the defeat and draw (1:1) against group winners Belgium, the Alpine country managed to win all the games.
Despite the team’s different quality, Austria is expected to pull off a surprise victory over the reeling Germans. The game between the two rivals starts at 8:45 pm. We attended the prestigious meeting in Live clock. (jsk)