Nations League : Germany vs Swiss






Germany will look to win a row in the UEFA Nations League as they continue their 2020-21 home campaign against Switzerland on Tuesday night. Joachim Low's side scored a 2-1 win over Ukraine on Saturday to grab 5 points, while Switzerland suffered a 0-1 defeat to Spain on the same night and hold the bottom of the group.

The German team coach Low is expected to make the changes from the starting lineup against Ukraine, with Timo Werner, Emre Can and Kai Havertz likely to enter the starting lineup. Most of the squad that started with Ukraine, however, is expected to be here again, with Toni Kroos and Joshua Kimmich likely to appear in the middle of the pitch. Lukas Klostermann and Marcel Halstenberg were full-backs on Saturday and will remain in the starting line-up, although Robin Gosens is another option in that area. Germany started their Group 4 campaign in League A with draws against Spain and Switzerland but took a 2-1 win over Ukraine on Saturday night. Low's side were not in top form in Kiev but goals from Matthias Ginter and Leon Goretzka ultimately brought them three key points in Spain's chase for the top spot. Die Mannschaft has qualified for the Euro Finals next summer, winning 7 of their eight matches to top Group C against the Netherlands.

Switzerland, there are no Renato Steffen or Breel Embolo in the squad, while Manuel Akanji is currently on quarantine after testing positive for coronavirus and therefore will not be participating. Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri was supposed to be absent after a recent coronavirus test positive, but was later on the bench against Spain, meaning he could start from early on Tuesday night. Haris Seferovic has 19 goals for Switzerland and is expected to keep his place in attack, while Djibril Sow should appear again in the middle of the pitch. Switzerland will enter the match after Saturday's 0-1 defeat to Spain, with Mikel Oyarzabal scoring the match's only goal in the 14th minute. Vladimir Petkovic's side are currently bottom of Group D, only earned 1 point after 3 matches when losing to Ukraine and Spain together with the draw with Germany at home. Switzerland impressed in the 2018-19 edition of this tournament, topping the group including Belgium before losing to final winner Portugal in the semifinal, then losing to England on penalties in the match. 3rd place competition. 




Powered by Blogger.