[4:40PM EST]: Game over. That was, uh, meh yet again from an end result standpoint. Just a horrendous defensive game overall.
[4:35PM EST]: Luca Waldschmidt gave Germany the lead 3-2 in the 81st minute, but Turkey responds with a goal from Kenan Karaman in extra time!
Germany has lost the lead three times.
[4:09PM EST]: No one wants to win this game. Turkey tied the game on a goal from Erefcan Karaca. It is now 2-2.
[4:01PM EST]: Florian Neuhaus puts Germany in the lead in the 58th minute as Kai Havertz earns another assist. Germany now leads 2-1 as the game has opened up a bit,
[3:53PM EST]: Ozan Tufan’s 49th minute goal tied the game at 1-1.
[3:34PM EST]: In the first minute of extra time, Kai Havertz found Julian Draxler with a nice pass and Draxler has a deft finish to put Germany up 1-0 over Turkey. A superb and cheeky little shot from the PSG man. That carried us right into halftime.
[2:47 PM EST]: The game is on and it will likely take this German lineup a bit to get in-sync.
[2:22 PM EST]: Germany’s lineup:
Fans of Germany, brace yourselves. Jogi Low leads the team in a friendly against Turkey, with every single Bayern Munich player rested. This means key players like Manuel Neuer and Joshua Kimmich will not be in the squad, and Julian Draxler will don the captain’s armband. Given Germany’s tendency to under-perform in friendlies, and the team’s ubiquitous poor performances since the 2018 world cup, this game shouldn’t amount to much. However, maybe some young talents couldburst onto the international stage. Who knows?
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Time: 8:45 pm local time, 2:45 pm EST
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