Ukraine – Germany
It’s time for the Nations League action to be resumed. On Saturday Ukraine will host Germany in Kiev in a match from Group 4 in Nations League’s League A. This could be a really important game in this group, so let’s take a look at it.
What’s the current situation with these two teams in the group? Ukraine are second in it with 3 points won from two matches played while Germany are third with two draws in their first two games. You can see why this match is important for both teams.
It’s safe to say for Ukraine this challenge against the Mannschaft is not coming in the best possible moment. Just few days ago Andriy Shevchenko’s team faced the world champion France in a friendly game and suffered a humilating 1-7 loss in Paris. Les Bleus were favourites, but nobody really expected such a result.
Dynamo Kyiv’s Viktor Tsygankov scored Ukraine’s only goal in the game, but it was barely an enjoyable moment for the visitors. Ukraine played one of their worst matches under the management of Shevchenko. They are going to remember this result for a long time.
Germany are looking for their first win in the Nations League for this season. So far the Mannschaft made two draws against Spain and Switzerland. Nothing is over just yet in this group and the Germans know it.
During the week Germany took part in a friendly game against Turkey. It happened to be a really exciting game in Koln which ended with a 3-3 draw. Draxler, Neuhaus and Waldschmidt scored for the former world champions at the RheinEnergieStadion.
Don’t be fooled to think it’s going to be an easy game for Germany against Ukraine. If the Ukrainian team manages to get back on its feet after the fiasco against France, it’s going to be a tough one for Germany. Ukraine are tough, don’t make a mistake about it.