International friendlies round-up: Schweinsteiger signs off international career with victory
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International friendlies round-up: Schweinsteiger signs off international career with victory

Germany clinched an easy 2-0 victory over Finland in the Bastian Schweinsteiger’s farewell match. 20-years old Max Meyer scored the first goal for Germany in this match on 55 minutes. Gotze made a good cross, which was left by Kevin Volland intentionally, perfectly netted by Meyer through the left-footed shot. It was Meyer’s maiden international goal in his 2nd international match.

On 77 minutes, Finland conceded an own goal by Paulus Arajuuri after Ozil’s cross deflected by him towards the goal.

In the final international match, Bastian Schweinsteiger was on the field for 67 minutes. 20-years old Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl was replaced Schweinsteiger on 68 minutes.

Germany totally dominated in the match from the beginning. Finland was able to make only 1 shots on target in the full match.

It was Germany’s first victory over Finland in 16 years. Last time Germany beat Finland (by 2-1) on 4th September 1999 while last 4 encounters ended draw before this match.

On the other hand, 2018 FIFA world Cup host nation Russia ended a goalless draw in the away game against Turkey. After a disastrous campaign in the 2016 Euro Cup, which ended almost 2 months ago, Russia was desperately looking for a win over Turkey, which they failed to get.

Republic of Ireland thrashed Oman by 4-0 in their home game. Robbie Brady opened the scoreline for Republic of Ireland in just 8 minutes. Then Robbie Keane extended the lead to 2-0 in 30 minutes and last two goals scored by Jonathan Walters on 34 and 63 minutes.

Similarly Denmark outclassed against Liechtenstein as Denmark claimed victory by 5-0. First two goals were scored by Nicolai Jorgensen (31’ and 33’) and followed by Andreas Cornelius (49′), Viktor Fischer (62′) and Jens Stryger Larsen (84′).

Also Czech Republic claimed an easy victory over Armenia by 3-0. Ladislav Krejci (4′), Vaclav Kadlec (34′) and Jan Kopic (86′) were the goal scorer for the hosts Czech Republic.

 

Brief scores:

Estonia 1 – 1 Malta

Czech Republic 3 – 0 Armenia

Norway 0 – 1 Belarus

Denmark 5 – 0 Liechtenstein

Albania 0 – 0 Morocco

Turkey 0 – 0 Russia

Germany 2 – 0 Finland

Republic of Ireland 4 – 0 Oman

 

 

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