Germany were held to a 2-2 draw at home to the Netherlands in their final UEFA Nations League fixture of the year on Monday.
Bayern Munich pair Serge Gnabry and Niklas Süle were on target as Germany beat Russia in an international friendly in Leipzig. Löw’s young squad, including Bundesliga talents Joshua Kimmich, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner were electric in the first half of the game at the Red Bull Arena. Gnabry, in particular, was impressive playing as the No. 9 in the middle of a dangerous front-three alongside Werner and Leroy Sane. One absentee from that game who should be available on Monday in Reus, who missed out as a precaution after taking a bruise on his foot. For Germany, the game in Gelsenkirchen is a chance to end their first Nations League campaign on a high with victory.
Germany will have an extra day of rest with the Netherlands playing against France on Friday. Ronald Koeman’s side beat Die Mannschaft 3-0 in October in Amsterdam, and much of that squad of players will be involved again on Monday at the Veltins Arena. Hertha Berlin winger Javairo Dilrosun earned his first call-up for the Oranje for these games and is on the bench here as the only Bundesliga representation in the Dutch squad. Captain Virgil Van Dijk leads the defence, with Memphis Depay in the middle of a front three in attack.
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Germany: Neuer (c) – Rüdiger, Hummels, Süle – Kehrer, Kimmich, Kroos, Schulz – Werner, Gnabry, Sane
Substitutes: Leno, Trapp, Hector, Ginter, Goretzka, Brandt, Reus, Müller, Tah, Rudy, Havertz
Absentees: Draxler (compassionate leave), ter Stegen (shoulder), Uth (thigh)
Coach: Joachim Löw
Netherlands: Cillessen – Tete, De Ligt, Van Dijk (c), Blind – De Roon, De Jong, Wijnaldum – Promes, Depay, Babbel
Substitutes: Zoet, Bizot, Dumfries, De Vrij, Ake, Strootman, Van de Beek, Rosario, L. de Jong, Dilrosun, Vilhena, Van Aanholt
Coach: Ronald Koeman
- Germany have met their neighbouring Netherlands 41 times, winning 15 and drawing 15.Germany have won more times in the Netherlands (eight) than they have against the Dutch at home (seven).Germany's biggest win over the Dutch was a 7-0 triumph in 1959; their biggest defeat was 3-1 in 2002.Serge Gnabry has scored four goals in his four Germany caps to date.Thomas Müller is one cap short of 100 for Germany, while he is four goals adrift of Michael Ballack in eighth on the Germany all-time top-scorers' chart.Babel played 46 games for Hoffenheim between 2011 and 2012, scoring five goals.