Joachim Low has retained his 4-1-4-1 formation but made several changes to his side as the DFB visit the Euro 2012 co-hostsGermany coach Joachim Low has shuffled his squad following Friday's 6-2 win over Austria. Ahead of Tuesday's friendly with Poland, the trainer has made seven changes to the team that was victorious in Gelsenkirchen. He has, however, opted to stick with the 4-1-4-1 formation that has been a success in his team's last two matches.
Having sent home Mesut Ozil, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Manuel Neuer, Low selected Mario Gotze, Simon Rolfes, and Tim Wiese to play from the start.
In addition, Low has swapped three of his four defenders. Philipp Lahm retains his role at left-back, but Christian Trasch has been selected as his opposite, after Benedikt Howedes picked up a muscular injury against Austria. The Schalke captain has earned a place on the bench.
In the interior of defence, Per Mertesacker earns his first start following a lengthy injury lay-off, and Jerome Boateng has been selected as his partner. The pair take over from Mats Hummels and Holger Badstuber.
Finally, Low has opted to give Andre Schurrle a starting berth on the right flank, after the Leverkusen man managed to score in a brief outing against Austria. The 20-year-old displaces Thomas Muller.
Poland Starting XI: Szczesny; Wasilewski, Perquis, Glowacki, Wawrzyniak; Murawski, Dudka; Blaszczykowski, Obraniak, Peszko; Lewandowski
Substitutes: Sandomierski, Tyton, Jodlowiec, Gilk, Wilk, Rybus, Pawlowski
Germany Starting XI: Wiese; Trasch, Mertesacker, Boateng, Lahm; Rolfes; Schurrle, Gotze, Kroos, Podolski; Klose
Substitutes: L. Bender, Hummels, Badstuber, Schmelzer, Howedes, Muller, Cacau