Germany vs. Colombia: A Chance to restore confidence
Germany will be looking to restore some confidence when they take on Colombia in their third and final friendly of the month on Tuesday. Only one of the Germans’ previous four games had been in victories, and their most recent game ended in a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to Poland.
Head coach Hansi Flick will be hoping that his team can put in a strong performance against Colombia, who are unbeaten in their last 10 matches. The South Americans will be without some key players, including James Rodriguez and Luis Diaz, but they still have a talented squad.
Flick has confirmed that Malick Thiaw will earn a second consecutive start in central defense. He is also likely to make changes in midfield and attack, And with Julian Draxler and Serge Gnabry pushing for starts.
Colombia will be without their captain Radamel Falcao, but they still have a number of dangerous attacking players, including Duvan Zapata and Luis Muriel.
The match will be played at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, And Germany. Kick-off is at 20:45 CET.
- Germany: Neuer; Kehrer, Thiaw, Rüdiger, Raum; Kimmich, Goretzka; Gnabry, Havertz, Draxler; Werner
- Colombia: Ospina; Medina, Sanchez, Tesillo; Cuadrado, Barrios, Uribe, Sinisterra; Zapata, Muriel
- Key battle: Kai Havertz vs. Davinson Sanchez
Havertz, one of Germany’s most inventive players recently, will want to put Colombia’s defense to the test with his dribbling and passing. Sanchez is a physical defender who will be tasked with keeping Havertz quiet.
Both sides are evenly matched, making this game tough to predict. However, Germany will be the slight favorites at home. If they can get their attack firing, they should be able to win this match.