Germany 4:0 South Africa | Die Nationalelf finish top of Group B

Germany’s women finished their group engagements with a 100% record as they beat South Africa 4:0 in Montpellier. The game, attendanced by 15.502 spectators, saw Die Nationalelf score thrice before the interval against a hapless Banyana outfit.

Germany’s goals came through Melanie Leoprolz (14), Sara Dabritz (29), Alexandra Popp (40) and Lina Magull (58). They thus won Group A with a 100% record and also preserved their record of not conceding a single goal in group play.

With Germany winning their group, they’ll now face a third place qualifier in the Round of 16 (Grenoble June 22)

Germany starting XI WOmen

FIFA June 2019 Rankings- Germany rise two spots to 11th

Germany’s twin European qualifying victories have lifted them to 11th place in the latest FIFA rankings- an improvement of two places. The Germans beat Belarus 2:0 away from home and followed it up with a 8:0 triumph against Estonia in Mainz.

With 1582 points, Die Mannschaft are level on points with Argentina and just seven behind Denmark, who currently occupy 10th place.

Germany Two Spots

Is Peter Gulacsi the Bundesliga’s best keeper?

Is Leipzig’s Hungarian goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi the Bundesliga’s best goalkeeper? His peers certainly seem to think so- an anonymous survey conducted of 250 Bundesliga players by a German newspaper saw the 29 year old being rated as the best keeper in the league for the 2018/19 season.

Behind Gulacsi were the trio of Roman Burki (Dortmund), Jiri Pavlenka (Werder Bremen) and Gladbach’s Yann Sommer. Manuel Neuer didn’t feature in the top eight names as seen in the list below.

Gulacsi’s Leipzig had the best defensive record in the Bundesliga for 18/19, letting in only 29 goals throughout the season. They finished third in the table behind Bayern and BVB.

Gulacsi

Local press player ratings- Germany 2:0 Belarus

Germany continued their steady progress up as they beat Belarus to make it two wins out of as many games in European qualifying. Die Mannschaft, who had kicked off their campaign with an upset 3:2 win over the Netherlands, saw off Belarus thanks to goals in either half from Leroy Sane (13) and Marco Reus (62). Sane had scored in the opening quarter against the Dutch as well.

Northern Ireland’s 2:1 win over Estonia means that they top the group with a 100% record (3 wins out of 3). The Netherlands didn’t feature in this round of fixtures owing to their participation in the Nations League finals in Portugal.

Germany’s next fixture will be against Estonia in Mainz. Goal scorer Sane, Klostermann, Ginter, Kimmich and Neuer were among the best German players on show at the Borisov Arena.

Germany vs Belarus Player Ratings

German star Thomas Muller supports India at the 2019 Cricket World Cup

His international career with Germany might be over (hasn’t played since late 2018), but it appears that Thomas Muller has backed the right horse by choosing to tweet his support to the Indian national cricket team ahead of the 2019 World Cup in England.

Ahead of the tournament, Muller took to social media to pose with a cricket bat and an Indian jersey. Indian skipper Virat Kohli had supported Die Mannschaft in previous tournaments and Muller (we’re not sure whether he’s played much cricket), chose to use this opportunity to reciprocate. And judging by the Men in Blue’s start to the tournament, it appears that Muller has picked the right side!

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Bayern 3:0 Leipzig Player Ratings | Bavarians do the double

Bayern Munich finished their engagements this season by doing the double as they beat Leipzig 3:0 to win the German Cup. A stellar performance from Robert Lewandowski, who netted a brace, and bagged the best ratings on the evening along with Joshua Kimmich and Manuel Neuer. Leipzig star Timo Werner, often linked with a move to Bayern, was a disappointment, as evinced by these ratings. Also this Pokal victory effectively keeps Niko Kovac at the Allianz Arena next season, as confirmed by Hoeness- a league and Cup double is a reasonable return for his first season in charge,

Leipzig Bayern Pokal ratings 2019