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S. Gnabry
T. Werner
3 - 3
M. Gavranović
2 - 3
K. Havertz
2 - 2
T. Werner
K. Havertz
1 - 2
R. Freuler
H. Seferović
0 - 2

Match Stats

62% 37%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 7 8
Total Passes 660 397
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Spain ESP Spain 6 3 2 1 13 3 +10 11 W D L W W
2 Germany GER Germany 6 2 3 1 10 13 -3 9 L W D W D
3 Switzerland SUI Switzerland 6 1 3 2 9 8 +1 6 D D L D L
4 Ukraine UKR Ukraine 6 2 0 4 5 13 -8 6 L W L L W




That is all from this Nations League fixture, until next time!
Petkovic's side remain rock-bottom of the Nations League group and face the prospect of relegation to League B. Up next, they have the difficult task of hosting Spain, while Germany will play Ukraine as they look to chase Spain, who currently top the group on seven points.
After taking the lead through Gavranovic and Freuler, the Swiss were pegged back by Werner's left-footed finish and went in 2-1 up at the break. Five minutes of second-half chaos then saw Germany equalise twice, thanks to goals from Havertz and Gnabry, either side of Gavranovic grabbing Switzerland's third. There were to be no more goals in the game as it ended 3-3, despite Schar being sent off late on for his second yellow. 
A. Rüdiger
Yellow Card
90' + 5' Rudiger is booked for clattering into Elvedi in the air with his elbow. Replays show he is perhaps lucky to escape a red card for that aerial challenge.
90' + 5' Rudiger catches Elvedi in the air from Kroos' free-kick and Switzerland earn a free-kick, which surely will also signal the end of this thrilling game.
90' + 3' RED CARD! Schar is shown his second yellow card late on as he needlessly fouls Draxler on the left of the area. Switzerland will be forced to defend one final set-piece with ten men.
90' + 3' The visitors think they have one last chance from a corner but referee Buquet disagrees as he awards a goal-kick to the hosts.
90' + 1' Mehmedi flicks a deflected cross towards Neuer's near post, however, that is not going to test the German captain as it is both weak and wide of the target.
90' There will be a minimum of three minutes added time in Cologne as Itten wins a throw-in deep on the right off the feet of Rudiger.
89' Can makes good progess towards the right of the Swiss area before clipping a right-footed effort well wide of Sommer's goal. The centre-back would have been better off crossing from there with Werner and Draxler queuing up in the area.
89' Draxler reaches the byline and cuts back a cross, but unfortunately for the hosts it falls to feet of Fernandes, who clears the danger.
88' Neuer ends up about 50 yards from his goal as he races out to head away a loose ball which nearly released Itten in on goal.
87' Neither team are settling for the draw here as they both press for that winning goal, although it does look like the hosts are the most likely to create one final chance in this second half.
L. Benito
R. Freuler
85' Freuler, who grabbed Switzerland's second, comes off for Benito to take his place.
C. Itten
H. Seferović
85' Seferovic is replaced by Itten as Petkovic opts for fresh legs up front.
84' Sow and Wildmer combine to roll in Seferovic but the striker's left-footed shot goes wide of Neuer's right-hand post.
83' Neuer, Rudiger and Can coolly play out from the back, however, Germany fail to capitalise on the extra space as Xhaka steps in and intercepts.
81' SAVE! Gnabry finds himself in space before slotting in Draxler, whose right-footed shot at the front post looks to be going in before Sommer makes a strong left-handed save.
79' Draxler and Halstenberg look to link up but Sow shelters the two away from danger and the Germans will have to build again from the back.
J. Draxler
K. Havertz
77' Draxler is substituted on for Havertz, who has been Germany's brightest spark in this second half.
E. Can
M. Ginter
77' Can is brought on in place of Ginter and will slot in in the heart of the hosts' defence.
76' Schar nearly allows Werner a chance after giving the ball away to Gnabry but the centre-back makes up for his mistake by blocking a cross in the area.
A. Mehmedi
M. Gavranović
75' Mehmedi comes on for Gavranovic, who has grabbed two goals here in Cologne.
73' Gnabry intercepts in the centre of the pitch which allows Germany to counter-attack but Widmer does well to step in before launching an attack of his own that Kroos cuts out.
71' Gnabry and Havertz look to test the Swiss defence's pace before the former sends a tame effort into the hands of Sommer from 30 yards out.
70' Sommer barks orders at his four-man wall as Kroos and Havertz hover over a free-kick. Kroos then whips the set-piece over the wall but also over the bar.
68' A draw here would extend Petkovic's side's winless run to five games, which is strange considering how well they are competing against this German team.
E. Fernandes
S. Zuber
66' Zuber, who had been employed as a wing-back in this game, is replaced by Fernandes.
D. Sow
X. Shaqiri
66' Shaqiri, whose fitness may have been a concern, is brought off for Sow.
T. Kroos
Yellow Card
65' Kroos hacks down Xhaka near the centre of the pitch and is booked for stopping the counter-attack.
64' Shaqiri is caught late by Halstenberg and then Kroos, which seems to have upset the Liverpool attacker as he gives referee Buquet his opinion on the fouls.
62' Germany and Kroos have a great chance from a free-kick on the edge of the area after Werner was fouled by Freuler. However, Kroos can only curl his shot into the Swiss wall from close range.
T. Werner
60' Werner races towards the touchline before slamming in a low right-footed cross for Gnabry to score at the front post.
S. Gnabry
60' GOALLLL!! 3-3! Gnabry smartly flicks in from inside the six-yard area after Werner had drilled a cross towards the front post. Gnabry was so close to Sommer that it left the goalkeeper no time to react, meaning he could only get a hand on the shot as it trickled into the bottom left corner.
M. Halstenberg
R. Gosens
57' Gosens goes straight down the tunnel with an injury and is replaced by Halstenberg.
M. Gavranović
56' GOALLL!!! 3-2 SWITZERLAND! Neuer makes a wonderful double save from Seferovic from inside the six-yard box but Germany’s captain is powerless as Gavranovic slams a right-footed shot into the roof of the net from the edge of the area.
K. Havertz
55' GOALLLLLL!!! 2-2! Havertz races into the area and drills a right-footed shot across Sommer and into the bottom left-hand corner. Initially, Chelsea’s new signing had intercepted Switzerland's diagonal pass from defence before capitalising and breaking away.
54' Kroos fails to play a simple pass out towards Goretzka and Switzerland get the throw-in. However, yet again they immediately gift possession back to the hosts, allowing Low's side another chance to formulate an attack.
52' There is confusion in the Swiss area as Rudiger is unmarked but the centre-back can only make a poor connection with Kroos' free-kick. Rodriguez and Schar then combine to hoof the rebound well away from goal.
G. Xhaka
Yellow Card
51' Xhaka is then booked for a deliberate handball after Goretzka had chipped a pass around the Swiss captain.
M. Gavranović
Yellow Card
50' Gavranovic pulls Kroos back then kicks the ball away, leaving referee Buquet with no option than to book the striker.
49' OFF THE POST! Havertz dances inside three Swiss defenders in the area and manages to release a low left-footed shot which seems to have beaten Sommer, only for his effort to clip the right-hand post and roll out of play.
48' Havertz and Werner exchange passes with one another before the latter lashes a right-footed shot high and wide of Sommer in the Switzerland net.
47' Zuber tests Neuer early from range, however, his shot on his right foot is weak and easy for Germany's captain to dive on.
46' Both teams are back out and referee Buquet gets the game back underway!
The Swiss will be looking for more of the same in the second half as they have matched Germany's every move and looked clinical going forward. Prior to the game, Low demanded more creativity from his side, which is exactly what he will be asking for again during this half-time break.
Petkovic's team started brightly and Gavranovic grabbed a deserved lead with his header from close range. Freuler then doubled the Swiss lead with his coolly chipped finish, however, Chelsea pairing Werner and Havertz combined to instantly peg their opponents back. The sides go in 2-1 at half-time which is perhaps unfair on the visitors, who have been excellent.
44' CHANCE! Kimmich plays a short pass to Kroos, who shifts the ball onto his left and shoots from 25 yards out. The Real Madrid's midfielder shot looks to have Sommer scrambling but goes just the wrong side of the left-hand post.
42' Kroos shoves Shaqiri out the way before sliding in Goretzka but Sommer is alert to the potential opportunity and dives on the throughball.
40' Rudiger makes consecutive clumsy fouls, which will again allow the visitors a chance to put their foot on the ball and calm down the game.
38' Werner, Gnabry and Goretzka look to close in on the Swiss defence, however, Elvedi does well to get round to cover and then clear the danger out for a German throw-in on the left.
R. Gosens
Yellow Card
36' Gosens, who thought he had scored a minute ago, is booked for a late sliding challenge on Widmer near the right-hand touchline.
35' SAVE! Gosens latches onto a loose clearance and shoots with the outside of his left boot from 25 yards out. The full-back's attempt looks destined for the top right-hand corner before Sommer makes a superb save and tips it over the bar.
33' Seferovic is fouled by the combination of Klostermann and Ginter, which allows the Swiss a chance to regain their composure and take some time over their free-kick.
31' Switzerland recorded their only win in their previous 21 matches against Germany in May 2012, with then Hoffenheim forward Eren Derdiyok scoring a hat-trick in a 5-3 triumph in Basel. Could this game be heading towards as many goals after this quick start?
F. Schär
Yellow Card
29' Schar is booked for his late challenge on Havertz in the build-up to the goal. The centre-back had initially failed to bring a long pass down with his chest and Havertz swooped in to steal possession.
K. Havertz
28' Havertz beats Schar to the ball, getting fouled in the process, but manages to play in Werner who does the rest, scoring from the left.
T. Werner
28' GOALLLL!! 2-1! An instant response from Werner! Schar makes a mess of Neuer's long pass, which gives Havertz the chance to find Werner. The Chelsea striker looks to have wasted the opportunity as he goes onto his left foot, but manages to place a shot back across goal and into the bottom right corner!
H. Seferović
26' Seferovic slides a pass across the area which sets up Freuler to shoot from close range.
R. Freuler
26' GOALLLL!!!! 2-0 SWITZERLAND! Kroos uncharacteristically gives possession away in the centre of the park which allows Gavranovic to play in Seferovic. He races into the area before sliding in Freuler, who chips over Neuer with his right foot. Rudiger does his best on the line but doesn’t get there in time to clear it.
25' Kroos intercepts and curls a wonderful pass to Werner through the centre, however, Chelsea's striker can't sort his feet out and the throughball rolls into the hands of Sommer.
24' Schar calmly dances past three Germany attackers before drilling in a pass to Shaqiri, who plays in Seferovic, but the striker then shoots way over the target with his left foot from the edge of the area.
22' Kimmich is in acres of space 30 yards out but can only slice his right-footed effort well wide of Sommer's goal.
21' Gnabry rolls in Gosens and again his cross is poor, making it easy for Schar to clear long. The Swiss are camped in their own half now but Germany aren't creating too many good chances.
19' Xhaka intercepts a poorly directed cross from Gosens, yet unfortunately for the Swiss, Seferovic cannot hold the ball up front and the Germans win possession back.
17' Shaqiri unfairly challenges Kimmich and Germany have a free-kick in a decent area. Low's side work it wide and cross in towards Havertz, who handballs the cross and the chance to attack is gone as the Swiss are given a free-kick.
15' CHANCE! Neuer is far too confident as he tries to chip a pass to Ginter and Seferovic nearly punishes the goalkeeper for his mistake. The striker's initial shot is blocked but falls to Gavranovic, who rounds Rudiger before shooting at the feet of Neuer from close range.
13' Rodriguez does incredibly well to make a sliding clearance after Goretzka tries playing in Gnabry on the right of the area. The hosts take the corner and immediately earn another.
11' Klostermann sends a searching cross towards the back post, however, Elvedi jumps higher than Havertz and averts the danger in the box.
9' This has been a quick start by the visitors, the hosts are looking to press high but the Swiss' three-man defence look comfortable playing out from the back and breaking between German lines.
7' Goretzka looks to have fouled Xhaka in the build-up but referee Buquet insists play on. Kroos cannot make the most of the chance from outside the area and Schar clears up the danger.
R. Freuler
5' Freuler heads from outside the area and finds Gavranovic at the back post to open the scoring.
M. Gavranović
5' GOALLL!! 1-0 SWITZERLAND! The corner looks to have broken down before Freuler heads a loose ball back into the area. Somehow, Gavranovic finds himself completely unmarked at the back post and loops a header back over Neuer and into the left-hand corner. Replays show that the Swiss scorer may have been offside, but there is no VAR here in Cologne.
4' SAVE! Shaqiri is in acres of room from Freuler's low cross into the area but Liverpool's winger can only hit the feet of Neuer from close range and the ball trickles out for a corner.
3' Despite it looking like 4-4-2 before the game, it appears Petkovic has opted for a three-man defence of Schar, Rodriguez, Elvedi with Zuber and Widmer pushing on as wing-backs.
1' Havertz instantly breaks through the Swiss defence and earns a corner for his side on the right-hand side. Kimmich and Kroos play short together but nothing comes of the set-piece.
1' Referee Ruddy Buquet blows his whistle to signal the start of this Nations League fixture!
The players are making their way on to the pitch in Cologne and shortly we will have kick-off.
Die Mannschaft have won 35 of their 51 meetings with Switzerland to date (D7, L9) but the points were shared in a 1-1 draw when they last met in September.
Vladimir Petkovic also makes three changes to his starting eleven from Saturday against Spain. Sow, Benito and Mehmedi are the three to be replaced by Zuber, Gavranovic and Shaqiri, who recently tested negative for coronavirus.
Low makes three changes from his side in Kiev, with new Chelsea signings Havertz and Werner both coming in to the team, while Gosens also replaces Sule at the back.
SUBS: Yvon Mvogo, Cedric Itten, Eray Comert, Jonas Omlin, Jordan Loto’ma, Ruben Vargas, Admir Mehmedi, Loris Benito, Edimilson Fernandes, Becir Omeragic, Christian Fassnacht, Djibril Sow.
SWITZERLAND (4-4-2): Yann Sommer; Ricardo Rodriguez, Silvan Widmer, Nico Elvedi, Fabian Schar; Steven Zuber, Remo Freuler, Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri; Haris Seferovic, Mario Gavranovic.
SUBS: Florian Neuhaus, Julian Draxler, Emre Can, Kevin Trapp, Robin Koch, Jonas Hofmann, Jonathan Tah, Bernd Leno, Marcel Halstenberg, Gian-Luca Waldschmidt, Niklas Sule, Julian Brandt.
GERMANY (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Robin Gosens, Antonio Rudiger, Matthias Ginter, Lukas Klostermann; Joshua Kimmich, Toni Kroos; Serge Gnabry, Leon Goretzka, Timo Werner; Kai Havertz.
Despite not being at their best, Joachim Low’s team were 2-1 victors against Ukraine on Saturday. Meanwhile, Switzerland went down 1-0 to Spain on the same day and remain bottom of the group.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Nations League A Group 4 fixture between Germany and Switzerland.