The former world champions won 2-0 at home in an international friendly on Saturday. Timo Werner widens the lead after Kai Hawartz leads the team.
Germany, playing for the first time since beating Armenia 4-1 in the World Cup qualifiers last November, took some time to recover from the start. They can aim the first shot in the 29th minute. Goalkeeper Ofir Marciano thwarted Hawartz’s attempt with one hand. He also blocked Werner’s shot in the 34th minute.
Hawartz missed a golden opportunity in the next minute. In one-on-one, Marciano returned his shot with his foot. A minute later, the Chelsea midfielder took the lead with a header in the corner.
Werner doubled the lead in added time in the first half. The Chelsea forward sent the ball into the net at half-volley off Ilkai Gindoyan’s cross.
In the fifth minute of the second half, he caught the ball through Mueller and sent the ball back into the net, but did not score due to offside. In the 8th minute, the goalkeeper blocked Mueller’s powerful shot from outside the D-box.
Germany were awarded a penalty in the 8th minute when Lucas Miesha was fouled in the D-box. But Mueller’s spot kick takes place in the post.
Kevin Trapp, a substitute for Mark-Andre Ter Stegen at the start of the second half, blocked a spot kick by Israel’s Jonathan Cohen in the fourth minute of added time. The visitors were awarded a penalty for fouling Cohen himself.
Germany will play the next friendly match against the Netherlands next Tuesday. They will then start their Nations League campaign with a match against Italy in June.