In a friendly with goals in the first half and many pushes and arguments in the second, Germany defeated Peru by 2-0, this Saturday, at the Mainz Arena, in the German city of Mainz, in its first commitment after the disappointment in the World Cup of Qatar, at the end of last year, when they did not pass (for the second time in a row) the group stage. The striker Füllkrug was the one who put the ball in the South American team’s goal twice.
With the same coach Hansi Flick and some new faces in relation to the squad that caused yet another embarrassment in a World Cup – it was behind Spain and Japan in the group stage -, Germany showed more willingness and harmony against a Peru that is also in renovation after missing out on the World Cup.
The first half was very calm for Germany, who built the victory naturally in a match that had a training rhythm. Peru only had 30% possession and never finished. The Germans attacked hard and were rewarded with two goals by Füllkrug.
In the 11th minute, Havertz received a launch at the edge of the area, dominated in the chest and the ball was left for Füllkrug to finish with his right foot and open the scoring. Later, at 33 minutes, Wolf drove on the right and crossed for the striker to finish and set the 2-0 for Germany.
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In the second stage, what was most seen were fouls, arguments and pushes from both sides, which made the Italian referee Maria Sole Caputi have to be energetic. In practice, only one penalty, scored with the help of VAR, which Harvetz wasted. In his charge, the ball hit the post and returned to the attacking midfielder, who sent it to the goal. But it was overruled by two touches.
The two teams will play again this Tuesday in friendlies. Germany, which will host Euro 2024, will face Belgium, in Cologne, and Peru will play Morocco, in Madrid, Spain.
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