Germany offered a walk in the face of Latvia on Monday in Düsseldorf, in a preparatory match for the Euro (7-1). One week away from welcoming the French team to the Allianz Arena in Munich, Joachim Löw’s players had an offensive festival.
A good dose of confidence. Failing an opponent up to the task For its last preparatory match for the Euro, Germany strolled against a weak Latvian team on Monday in Düsseldorf (7-1). At the end of a training-like match, the Mannschaft did not have to force its talent to atomize the 138th nation in the Fifa rankings (between Tanzania and Burma). With seven different scorers.
In a partly furnished Merkur Speil-Arena, Joachim Löw’s players took about twenty minutes to shake the opposing nets, thanks to the first selection goal of Robin Gosens, the left side of Atalanta Bergamo. Before bringing down a real deluge on the Latvian cages.
Havertz stirring, Werner decisive off the bench
Ilkay Gündogan, author of a heavy strike at the entrance to the area, Thomas Müller and Serge Gnabry were in charge of panicking the scoreboard. Before Timo Werner and Leroy Sané, who entered at half-time, also score. All complemented by a csc from Robert Ozols, the goalkeeper of Latvia, who reduced the mark thanks to a beautiful inspiration from Aleksejs Saveljevs. Very moving on the front of the attack, Kai Havertz, author of several assists, scored points, in the wake of his goal in the final of the Champions League with Chelsea (1-0 against Manchester City).
Enough to allow Germany to complete its preparation for the Euro with good vibes, for the 100th selection of Manuel Neuer. Even if the magnitude of the result is obviously to be qualified. Against the French team, adversity will be quite different on June 15, during the first match of Group F. It will be at the Allianz Arena in Munich. In the meantime, the Blues will challenge Bulgaria this Tuesday at the Stade de France (9:10 p.m.). For a last dress rehearsal, before the thrill.