The Germans were finally able to record their first victory in the UEFA Nations League campaign in their last match against Ukraine, back in Kyiv.
The visitors played their distinctive play, controlled the ball with the perfect precision, and quite deservedly had a 0:2 lead after the first forty-nine minutes, which was brought to them by Ginter and Goretzka. Subordinate hosts were able the reduce the deficit in the 77th minute from the penalty, but Germany looked to strong in this clash to let any surprises to occur and wasted many more chances. Must be said, the Ukrainians weren’t even close to fielding up their best starting eleven due to covid-19 cases.
They are now in 2nd place in the group which they share with Spain, previously mentioned Ukraine and Switzerland, visibly appearing better.
The hosts are set to miss defenders Schulz (11/2, Dortmund), Henrichs (4/0, Leipzig), Kehrer (9/0, PSG), midfielders Amiri (4/0, Leverkusen), Gungodan (39/8, Man City), and Sane (23/5, Bayern Munich) comparing to previous call-ups.
Switzerland, expectedly, suffered a loss to Spain in their last match of the Nations League campaign with a 1:0 result, away from home.
They allowed themselves to be drawn into the Spanish style of play, and if a team does that, it is very difficult to bounce back. They conceded very early, in the 14th minute over Oyarzabal, simply not having opportunities to be more dangerous, as the Spanish side was in complete control during this whole encounter.
Switzerland is now in the last place in the group mentioned above, as they collected only one point out of three matches.
Switzerland team news
Defenders Lang (31/3, Gladbach), Mbabu (9/0, Wolfsburg), midfielder Steffen (12/0, Wolfsburg), and forwards Embolo (38/4, Gladbach) and Ajeti (11/1, Celtic) miss out this time.
An open game
Both teams prefer a more offensively orientated approach, a style in which the Swiss cope better than when they need to defend. Even though they are considered underdogs in this clash, that doesn’t diminish their capability to be dangerous in an open match. As for the Germans, there is nothing to say much about their offensive potential, and in my opinion, only one goal is needed to turn this match into a very interesting one, with goals from both teams.