Löw not too worried after Germany suffer defeat to Brazil

29 March, 2018, 01:33 | Author: Courtney Perry
  • Chelsea forward Willian trains ahead of Brazil's international friendly against Germany

Their flawless qualification with 10 wins out of 10 matches, in which they conceded just four goals, and their 22-game unbeaten run going into Tuesday's encounter had helped give them an air of invincibility.

Isco scored a hat-trick as Spain hammered an Argentina side without Lionel Messi 6-1 in a friendly on March 27, while Brazil defeated Germany 1-0 in their first meeting since the 2014 World Cup.

The Germans, who fielded a second string team, were far from convincing against the five-time world champions, eager to earn back some pride after their 7-1 semi-final loss to Germany in the World Cup four years ago. "This shirt demands more respect", the PSG defender said. "That's why I'm overjoyed about winning against a big opponent".

Paulinho, Philippe Coutinho and Jesus all squandered opportunities to double down on their dominance in the second period, with Germany looking a shadow of the side that won their World Cup qualifying group with a 100 per cent record.

"It was to be expected that Brazil, with their injured soul, played their best team and were highly motivated".

"It wasn't our day". We made too many unforced errors and made Brazil stronger.

"We had a few young players on the pitch today".


With Thomas Mueller and Mesut Ozil rested, Boateng and Toni Kroos were the only members of the Germany team which routed Brazil almost four years ago.

It was another boost for Brazil in their pursuit of a sixth World Cup crown and veteran centre-back Silva was bullish post-match. Football's mightiest nation Brazil, on home soil, were 5-0 down after just 29 minutes of their semi-final against European heavyweights Germany.

"We are learning to play well without Neymar and that is part of our strength", said the Brazil boss.

With Brazil star Neymar still sidelined by a foot injury, Tite made just one change - Fernandinho for Douglas Costa - from the side which beat Russian Federation 3-0 in Moscow on Friday.

There was some relief for Loew after Germany captain Jerome Boateng twisted ankle ligaments and had to come off in the second half.

He made amends in the next attack, however, heading towards goal from Willian's superb cross, with Germany goalkeeper Kevin Trapp failing to keep the ball out despite getting a firm touch.

The Manchester City forward met Willian's cross, and Trapp could only parry his header which looped over the line.

Recommended:



Popular

Trump's Lawyer Proposed Pardons for Flynn and Manafort
We also know that Manafort had been in contact with Kilimnik during the 2016 campaign and met him at least twice. Gates on behalf of various Russia-aligned oligarchs and political parties.

Modi misusing PM position to build personal database via NaMo App: Rahul
A day later, Alderson's scrutiny of the Congress app led to disclosure that the With Inc's server could be located in Singapore. BJP clarified that all information given on the Namo App is completely safe and Congress is spreading a canard on the matter.

March for Our Lives
I know that our community, where I was born and raised and where my family has been for five generations, is ready for change. Eighteen-year-old Sabrine Brismeur and 17-year-old Eden Kinlock came from schools 20 miles away to pass out water.

You can now send and request money with Google Assistant
First announced a year ago , this feature works on Android or iOS and integrates with the recently rebranded Google Pay . If the recipient does not have Google Pay , they will receive a message tell them how to do so to receive your money.

PA school district gives students rocks to throw in case of shooter
Rocks will be placed in every classroom so that students can defend themselves against a school shooter. What is only a part of Blue Mountain's plan to deal with an intruder is being mistaken for the whole.

Why Trump Is Threatening to Veto Omnibus Spending Bill
While disappointed that the border wall was not fully funded, Trump told reporters he will put the money to work immediately. The president repeated his explanation that, while he "looked" at a veto, he chose to sign because of the defense money.

La Galaxy welcome Ibrahimovic
Ibrahimovic spent the last two years with Manchester United , but the club agreed to terminate his deal. Manager Jose Mourinho has not used him since a Premier League match against Burnley on December 26.

High-level inter-Korean talks to be held
Photo South Korean soldiers in Panmunjom, the so-called truce village that straddles the border with the North. Concerts featuring South Korean performers in North Korea next month have been titled, "Spring Comes".

G20 sees need for 'dialogue,' fails to defuse trade war threat
It also said G20 finance ministers stood by an agreement reached by their leaders in July a year ago in Hamburg. G20 officials fretted about the dangers that a potential trade war posed to world economic growth.

Kashmir: Geelani resigns as the chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat
Geelani held the post for 15 years since the party was formed following a split in the Hurriyat Conference. Sehraie did not attend many executive council meetings of the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat and the Hurriyat as well.