Shkrodran Mustafi scored the opener in the first half with a great header and super sub Schweinsteiger sealed the win with a late goal.

There were concerns over the abilities and capabilities of the German defence as most of their defenders are currently facing injury challenges. Matt Hummels watched his teammates from the bench as they win their first game in the competition. Hector and goalscorer, Mustafi partnered with Howedes and Jerome Boateng at the defence and together, they managed to keep a clean sheet and an impressive performance.

The German defence were busy in the game; Mustafi opening the scoring by heading home Toni Kroos’ cross and Jerome Boateng clearing Yevhen Konoplyanka’s off the goal line before the break as Ukraine enjoyed their best period of the match.


Joachim Low will be pleased after securing a win in his first game considering the fact that his team has lost three of their last five games. The German coach will be happy and ready to face a crucial challenge against Poland on Thursday.

The Game started lively as Konoplyanka’s shot was stopped superbly by Manuel Neuer. Breakthough of the game came on the 19th minute when Mustafi’s head met Kroos’ free kick, which was his first international goal.

Both sides went forward and had several attempts further; Yevhen’S header from a Konoplyanka’s cross was saved by Neuer, with Draxler and Khedira also close to scoring.

There was a scare in the last minutes as we noticed what would be reffered to as a miscommunication between Mustafi and Manuel Neuer which would have been a dramatic equalizer for Ukraine, but the German fans were relieved to see the chance bouncing away from goal.

Arsenal star, Mesut Ozil missed a great chance to seal the game but made amends after assisting Schweinsteiger who made a remarkable impact just three minutes after coming on.