Germany won the final rehearsal for Euro 2012
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Germany won the final rehearsal for Euro 2012

Victory for Germany was decided by goals at the end of each half.

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Thanks to this win, the German team’s disappointment over the 3-5 loss to Switzerland last weekend and the 1-2 defeat at the hands of France in February were more or less dispelled.

Germany won, but did not show the image of a championship candidate at Euro 2012.

Because Swcheinsteiger had to sit out due to injury, Toni Kroos was chosen to partner Khedira in the middle of the field, behind the trio of midfielders Podolski – Oezil – Mueller and striker Gomez.

Except for Schweinsteiger’s absence, yesterday’s starting lineup gathered the best of the German team and will most likely be the starting lineup they use for their Group B opening match against Portugal on September 9.

It wasn’t until the 20th minute that they created the first clear opportunity for Israel’s goal.

Against an opponent that only focused on defense, the home team continuously pressed the field and created opportunities afterward, but continuously failed with missed shots from Lahm, Gomez and Khedira.

Israel played more freely after the break and once made the home owner’s heart stop with Gil Vermouth’s shot from the edge of the penalty area.

Germany won the final rehearsal for Euro 2012

The return of Bayern’s main players like Mario Gomez brings vitality to the German team, after they lost face at the hands of Switzerland.

Germany then regained the upper hand and created at least three more clear scoring opportunities.

`Germany had some good attacking combinations and kept absolutely safe at the back. Bayern players like me haven’t played football for the past 12 days and have only had three training sessions with the team. So, it’s very difficult.`

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