Striker Niklas Volkrug scored twice to guide Germany to a 2-0 victory over Peru in a pleasant soccer match at first of its preparations for the European Championship, which it’s going to host subsequent 12 months.
Within the first match since exiting the group stage on the World Cup final 12 months, Germany relied on strikers with Volkrug and Timo Werner, and performed notably successfully within the first half.
However she struggled at occasions, misplaced the ball a number of occasions and struggled to cope with Peru’s excessive stress.
Volkrug, 30, opened the scoring after a chest cross from Kai Havertz within the twelfth minute. Volkrug had scored Germany’s final World Cup purpose.
Peruvian goalkeeper Pedro Galici saved Florian Virts’ shot after which adopted up the ball from Werner.
Werder Bremen striker Volkrug, who made his debut for Germany days earlier than the World Cup, added his fifth purpose in 5 matches after a cross from newly signed Marius Wolf within the thirty third minute.
Substitute Serge Gnabry hit the crossbar on the hour mark, and Havertz missed a penalty kick when he hit the submit within the 68th minute.
Germany performs Belgium in Cologne subsequent Tuesday.