dGermany can look forward to a new summer football fairy tale after Niclas Füllkrug's late goal and new victory against arch-rivals the Netherlands. With 80 days to go before the opening home match in the Euro Cup, the new DFB team formed by national coach Julian Nagelsmann also won the second big test against Germany, after winning 2-0 in France. Orange 2:1.

The German team demonstrated its long-awaited preparation for the tournament with joy of playing, commitment and a well-deserved winning goal from Füllkrug (85th). Something is developing under the ambitious Nagelsmann.

In the sold-out European Championship stadium in Frankfurt, there were returnees again Toni Kroos The controlled German team appeared superior in the premiere with the pink shirt. And he also reacted strongly after Joey Veerman's early deficit (4th minute): Stuttgart's Maximilian Mittelstädt equalized with a wonderful long-range shot under the crossbar (11th).

Minute of silence before the start of the match

In just one week, Nagelsmann found a formation he can trust after years of sadness at the European Championship. Before the start of the tournament on June 14 in Munich against Scotland, Nagelsmann can still work on adjustments in the training camp and in the tests against Ukraine and Greece.

Before the start there was a tribute to the deceased world champions Franz Beckenbauer and Andreas Brehme observed a minute of silence. This especially moved Rudi Völler. Shortly before, the DFB sporting director had promised the fans over the stadium microphone: “We want to seize the momentum and take advantage of it.” Nagelsmann sent the same starting eleven onto the field as in the convincing start of the year at the Euro Cup. . But at the beginning the game was different than against France.

This time the German team did not take the lead from the beginning, but quickly fell behind. After a weak back pass from Mittelstädt, central defender Jonathan Tah responded Memphis Depay hesitantly. The Orange attacker was able to cross relatively unimpeded inside, where an unmarked Veerman volleyed in a remarkable finish.

This did not surprise the DFB team, on the contrary. The quick response came precisely from Mittelstädt, who corrected his mistake before 0-1 with a powerful left foot shot under the crossbar after a short corner from Kroos and an assist from Jamal Musiala. As was the case against France with Florian Wirtz's record eight-second goal immediately after kick-off, the DFB team scored after a well-rehearsed move.

The new goal anthem plays twice

The fans celebrated the first goal by the Stuttgart Mittelstädt left back in the second international match “completely distant”: in the neighboring duel he fulfilled DFB the desire of many fans to play “Major Tom” by Peter Schilling in their own goals. By the time the online petition was completed, nearly 70,000 votes had been received.

After the 1-1 draw, Germany largely controlled the match. In the defensive midfield, the returning Kroos once again set the pace with confidence on the ball, a type of quarterback who always knew how to escape the marking of Tijjani Reijnders. In front of Kroos, the two young offensive players Musiala and Florian Wirtz showed their class. They rotated a lot and were difficult for the Dutch defense to understand. After a good pass from Musiala Ilkay Gundogan The score was 2-1 in the 18th minute. But the captain's shot did not pose any problem for the visiting goalkeeper Verbruggen.

In total, Gündogan turned 75 years old. international match better in the game than last time in France. The FC Barcelona professional also prevented the orange team's second goal in the 33rd minute, when he saved a corner from Dortmund's Donyell Malen after a header from Munich's Matthijs de Ligt was ready to shoot. The Dutch increasingly tried to take the rhythm out of the game to break the rhythm of the German game.

After the break, the visitors came out of the locker room a little better and the Germans sometimes looked vulnerable in defense, as was the case with Depay's great chance (61'). After about an hour, Nagelsmann made two changes: Chris Führich and Pascal Groß replaced Gündogan and Robert Andrich. But the first German exclamation point of the second half came again from Mittelstädt, who tested Verbruggen with a powerful long-range shot (65th).

Overall, the game got worse on slippery grass. Nagelsmann reacted and brought in two new offensive players: Thomas Müller and Niclas Füllkrug; The draw did not seem to be enough for him. The players on the field seemed to have understood the message and increased the pressure again. Musiala (76th) and Müller (83rd) had two good chances that the Oranje goalkeeper Verbruggen wasted, but then Füllkrug struck: after a corner kick by Kroos, the Dortmund player maneuvered the ball with his shoulder towards the goal.