Germany beat Brazil 7-1 at home in the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup in Mineirojo. Which is known as ‘Seven Up’ to football fans. This time Germany also gave the taste of ‘Seven Up’ to Latvia.
The four-time world champions won 6-1 in an international friendly in Dুসsseldorf on Monday night (June 8). They went ahead 5-0 in the first half. Thomas Mারller, Serge Ginabri, Ilkai Gindoan, Robin Gogens, Timo Werner and Leroy Sane scored one goal each for the hosts. The other is the opponent’s suicide.
Germany, who drew 1-1 with Denmark in the first warm-up match of Euro 2020 on Wednesday, could have scored two goals in the first four minutes of the day. Goalkeeper Roberts Ozlos blocked Mueller’s shot first. Kai Hawartz’s shot was not on target for a short while. However, the hosts went ahead with two goals in three minutes.
Atalanta defender Gogens opened the scoring in the 19th minute from a byline on the left near Havertz. Manchester City midfielder Gindoan doubled the lead with a powerful left-footed shot from inside the D-box.
In the 26th minute, Muller increased the shot from the front of the six-yard box near Gogens. In the 39th minute, goalkeeper Ojalas sent the ball to his own net to block Hawartz’s shot from a difficult angle. Jinabri made the scoreline 5-0 before the break.
Germany took 15 shots in the first half, 6 of which were on target. Last but not least, Latvia could take only one shot in a goalless draw against Germany in the 2004 Euro group stage. Goalkeeper Manuel Nair, who is playing his 100th match for the country, did not have to take any test before the break.
Four minutes after the transfer at the beginning of the second half, Werner saw the net. The Chelsea forward scored from close range near Joshua Kimich.
Latvian midfielder Savilevs reduced the lead in the 85th minute with a left-footed shot from outside the D-box. However, in the next minute, Sane sent the ball to the net and increased the gap again in the second half.
Germany will start their journey in the Euros on June 15 with a match against world champions France. Their other two opponents in Group F are defending champions Portugal and Hungary.