The German press was not entirely pleased with their team's game in the debut Euro 2016 match against Ukraine.
Yesterday's match was remembered by the attacks of both teams. At the same time, despite the superiority of the German squad in the possession of the ball, the Yellow Blue threat loomed at the horizon. For example, the most dangerous incident at the Neuer’s gate when Boateng passed the ball from the goal line after his own mistake.
At the beginning of the second half, Germany began to do better and put her opponent against their gates. And legs could no longer carry Yarmolenko, Konoplyanka, Stepanenko and Co by the end of the game.
Of course, the 2:0 against Ukraine seems a bit of a desired result. And the final point of Bastian Schweinsteiger was unrealistically beautiful. But the game was far from desirable. Real defense issues of German national team appeared during the match.
It was not a triumphant but a hard-earned victory. Ukraine was dangerous, especially in the first half. Not every starting game runs just as easily as 4:0 against Portugal in the World Cup 2014.
Ukrainians were more dangerous than it was expected. After 27 minutes, Khacheridi beat Mustafi, and Neuer managed to save the situation.
In the second half Ukrainians looked like they spent a lot of effort in the first half. Despite this, they continued their attacking operations, but did not create the dangerous moments.
And then Bastian Schweinsteiger came. And all was well.