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Germany - Ukraine
Euro 2016 - 13 June 2016
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FT: Germany 2-0 Ukraine. Goals in either half from Mustafi and substitute Schweinsteiger seal a solid win for the world champions. They had their nervy moments in the first period with Neuer called into action and Boateng making a goal-line clearance. But overall, it was a fine display and they eased to the three points without hitting anywhere near top gear.
GOAL!!!! Schweinsteiger steps off the bench and seals the victory. The Man United man follows the counter attack and volleys in at the far post from Ozil's left-wing cross.
Yarmolenko sees a shot from distance deflect wide. Corner ball... but Germany stand firm.
Can Ukraine do a Russia and snatch an unlikely draw?
Three minutes added.
GERMANY CHANGE: Schweinsteiger on, Gotze off.
Real chance for Ukraine... but it bobbles just wide of the post. A long kick down the middle is misjudged by Mustafi and Neuer is no man's land. fortunately his header back didn't end up in his own net or as a gift for a Ukrainian forward.
Ozil rampages onto Kroos' lovely pass and is clear on goal... but he fires straight at Pyatov. Wasteful.
It's looking like Germany will continue their record of having never lost an opener at the euros.
Germany have completed over 540 passes while Ukraine have managed just over 150.
Still no sign of a last push from Ukraine. Germany very comfortable.
Schurrle turns into space on the edge of the box but hits a shot against his standing foot and sees it bobble horribly wide.
PHOTO: Seems like a long time ago now, but Mustafi's goal could yet be the winner.
GERMANY CHANGE: Schurrle on for Draxler.
Germany much stronger in defence in this second half?
The resulting corner comes to nothing but Ukraine aren't having enough of the ball to up the ante as the match enters the business end.
Gotze with another probing run, this time from the left. He shifts a nice lay off to Muller who sees a low piledriver from 25 yards tipped past the post by Pyatov.
Gotze jinks towards the right side of the area but sees his low effort deflect into the arms of Pyatov.
UKRAINE CHANGE: Kovalenko off, Zinchenko on.
A Germany corner comes to nothing as the secondary attack falls apart when Draxler cushions a simple pass out of play.
Time running down. Germany well on top without truly hurting the Ukrainian defence.
CLOSE! Howedes' probing cross from the right is met by Draxler at the far post but the winger can only thump his header over the bar. It should be two.
Konoplyanka booked for a tactical foul to halt a Germany counter attack.
Another Ukraine corner from the right is met by a firm defensive header by the well positioned Khedira.
UKRAINE CHANGE: Zozulya off, Seleznyov on.
Khedira has another strike from range but this time it's blocked by the body of Shevchuk.
Long spells of casual German possession. Ukraine giving them far too much time to dictate the play.
Couple of stats for you...
Khedira thunders in a long range shot that Pyatov pushes away.
An hour played and while Germany are looking strong on the ball, Ukraine have caused enough problems to suggest they need another goal to be sure here.
Too intricate from Ozil. He peels free on the edge of the area but again looks for a pass into feet instead of opting to shoot. Again, Ukraine are able to nip in and get it clear.
Yaroslav Rakitskiy lets rip with a 30-yard free kick that Neuer gets down low to his left to push away.
Free kick to Ukraine as Mustafi dives into a foul. Chance 30-35 yards out....
That Boateng clearance in the first period was so good, it's worth another look!
MULLER TIME? Muller has failed to score in his previous five games at the European Championships. The Bayern man has not mustered an assist either... In contrast, he has scored 10 goals and provided six assists in 13 World Cup games.
This half has started like this first one did with Germany bossing it.
Great effort. A wonderful spell of possession football from Germany ends with Kroos lashing a 25-yard drive just over the bar.
DID YOU KNOW? The Germans have only failed to make it through the group stage on three occasions - in 1984, 2000 and 2004.
How social media reacted to that Boateng clearance.
Draxler tries his luck from distance but it's food and drink for Pyatov.
Gotze wins the ball deep in Ukraine territory but Ozil refuses to shoot when fed on the left and the opportunity goes to waste.
Worth pointing out Ukraine are no pushovers. They didn't concede more than one goal in their 12 qualifying games (five in total).
KICK OFF! Ukraine restart the contest.
HT: Germany 1-0 Ukraine. Mustafi's first international goal separates the sides. Ukraine started slowly but have had their openings with Boateng making a sensational clearance off the line to keep it level.
One minute added. Looks like Germany will go in a goal to the good.
Shevchuk motoring free on the left again but drills it into the six-yard box where Boateng stabs it clear on the stretch. He had two players waiting for a cutback there. Wrong choice.
Shevchuk rescues a deep right-wing cross and steadies himself before blazing the ball behind for a Germany goal kick. Strange decision to shoot from such a narrow angle.
This is the best spell of the game for Ukraine.
Germany have looked very assured in possession and capable of moving up a couple of gears. Ukraine were pegged back early doors but are growing into it.
PHOTO: Boateng's brilliance.
Fair to say this has been a cracking half of football.
Ukraine have the ball in the net - but it's offside! Right decision too. Artem Fedetskiy was just off.
Just a few signs that Ukraine are well and truly in this game.
OFF THE LINE! Jerome Boateng almost puts a miscued effort from Konoplyanka into his own net but recovers to acrobatically hack it off the line. Ukraine carved Germany open there.
How good has Toni Kroos been so far? Superb.
Neuer has played his part in this lead. He's made a couple of great stops.
PHOTO: Shkodran scores.
PHOTO: German joy.
Another set piece for Ukraine sees the ball drop to Shevchuk 25 yards out but his first-time drive arrows wide of the near post.
Big chance for Khedira as he races onto Kroos' delightful ball over the top and thumps a strike on the rise that is well kept out by Pyatov.
Konoplyanka tries to launch a counter but he's brilliantly halted... Germany with a chance to break themselves now...
Nice stat showing how Germany can share the goals around - important when you don't have a recognised number nine...
SAVE! Neuer tips yevhen Khacheridi's thumping header over the bar after the defender rose well to meet a right-wing corner. If he'd directed it either side it would have been the equaliser.
Ukraine with their own free kick but Muller defends a testing set piece and diverts it behind for a corner.
PHOTO: Kroos-control. The German midfield maestro is a class act.
Hard to see Ukraine shocking this German side this evening...
Not a bad way to open your account for your country!
Simple enough for the world champions. Great delivery and real hunger to win the header from Mustafi. He wouldn't have been playing if Hummels had been fit enough to start.
GOAL!!!! Shkodran Mustafi bullets a header beyond Andriy Pyatov from a delicious Toni Kroos right-wing free kick.
The German fans are dressed for the occasion.
He may not get much game-time with Bayern, but Gotze is a key man for Die Mannschaft.
Germany beginning to raise the tempo ever so slightly.
Passing stats so far...
DID YOU KNOW? Thomas Muller scored nine times in qualifying for Germany. No other German scored more than three.
CHANCE! Hector completely miscues a volley from eight yards out after Muller had knocked down Draxler's hanging cross from the left.
A couple of good moments at both ends, but that aside it's been quite low key thus far.
Shouldn't be any 'knockout blows' here tonight, but a man who knows a thing or two about it is watching from the stands...
Jonas Hector arcos a cross in from the left but it's nodded away by the wall of yellow dotted inside the Ukraine area.
The last two meetings between the teams has produced 11 goals - seven for Germany and four for Ukraine.
Germany dominating possession once more, patiently probing.
This is Germany and Ukraine's first meeting at a major tournament.
DID YOU KNOW? Konoplyanka created more chances than any other Ukrainian player during qualifying (21).
The resulting Ukraine corner is plucked out of the air by the commanding Neuer. Germany had bossed the ball in the opening moments but Ukraine have had the first real opportunity.
CLOSE! Yevhen Konoplyanka meets a cutback with a first-time curving attempt that is brilliantly beaten away by Neuer at full stretch.
Gotze jinks in from the left... it drops for Draxler who snatches at an instinctive volley and sends it well wide from 18 yards out.
DID YOU KNOW? Germany have never lost their opening game of a European Championship (W6, D5).
Germany are hoping to become the fourth team to hold the European Championship & World Cup at the same time (via Squawka).
KICK OFF! The world champions get us up and running.
DID YOU KNOW? Andriy Shevchenko, now Ukraine's assistant manager, is the only player to have scored for his country at a European Championship finals (he netted twice).
Will fortune be on Ukraine's side?
Germany have appeared at 12 European Championships, more than any other side. They have lifted the trophy on three occasions in 1972, 1980 and 1996.
WORTH A READ: Jonathan Wilson on Germany.
Ukraine's only other Euro appearance was as co-host in 2012. They bowed out at the group stage.
VIDEO: Germany v Ukraine preview
Results so far!
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Germany and Ukraine have met five times, with two Germany wins and three draws. The world champions could beat Ukraine for the first time outside the borders of their home country. Both Germany wins came in home matches, the three matches in Ukraine ended in a draw.
Ukraine manager Mykhaylo Fomenko: "There are no weak opponents at the EURO finals and the opening game against the world champions will be double motivation for our players to perform. The first match will set the tone for our EURO. It's a very important event for our country and our fans."
Germany boss Joachim Low: "I believe that players like Thomas Muller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels, who now lead the side with Manuel Neuer, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Sami Khedira, will get the team on course. This team wants to be crowned European champions...I've been coach of Germany for a long time now and in spite of all of our friendly and qualifying games, it's the tournaments which give me the greatest motivation. We want to prove ourselves once again and confirm our success. Once you've had this feeling of glory, then it's something which drives you on to feel it again."
CONFIRMED TEAMS - GERMANY: Neuer, Höwedes, Hector, Boateng, Mustafi, Khedira, Kroos, Özil, Müller, Draxler, Götze. /// UKRAINE: Pyatov, Fedetskiy, Shevchuk, Khacheridi, Rakitskiy, Sydorchuk, Stepanenko, Yarmolenko, Kovalenko, Konoplyanka, Zozulya.
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