Germany v Ukraine, 12 June 2016

Score2-0 to Germany
RefereeMartin Atkinson
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Group C
VenueStade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille
Attendance43,035
Kick-off: 9.00pm local (8.00pm BST). Assistant referees: Michael Mullarkey (England) Stephen Child (England) Fourth official: Bobby Madden (Scotland) Additional assistant referees: Michael Oliver (England) Craig Pawson (England) Reserve assistant referee: Francis Connor (Scotland) Man of the Match: Toni Kroos (Germany) Going into this game the omens were mixed; Germany had never lost against Ukraine (won two and drawn three) and Germany had never lost its first European Championship finals match (won six and drawn five). On the other hand, Ukraine won its only previous opening match (2-1 vs Sweden). Ukraine came racing out of the blocks and Yevhen Konoplyanka forced an excellent save from Manuel Neuer inside five minutes. Germany soon began to dictate the game though and Hector would have tested Andrey Pyatov if he hadn't slipped just as he volleyed goalwards. On 19 minutes, Shkodran Mustafi rose like a salmon to meet a wrongly awarded free-kick and headed into the back of the net. Ukraine continued to look dangerous, notably when a Yevhen Khacheridi header forced an excellent save from Neuer. Sami Khedira was put through on goal but his shot was too close to the keeper and saved. The Ukraine came very close to an equaliser when a Konoplyanka shot was cleared off the line by Jerome Boateng and then a goal was disallowed for off-side. After an entertaining first half, the pace dropped a little in the second half, with both teams having good chances and both keepers performing well. With Ukraine finally pushing for a late equaliser, Bastien Schweinsteiger was subbed on and, two minutes into added time, Mesut Ozil provided him with the perfect cross to score Germany's second and give the scoreline a more realistic indication of the balance of play.

2  Germany

Manager: Joachim Löw

0  Ukraine

Manager: Mykhaylo Fomenko

Goals:

Shkodran Mustafi 19 G
Bastian Schweinsteiger 90 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (captain)
Defender Jérôme Boateng
Defender Jonas Hector
Defender Shkodran Mustafi
Midfielder Sami Khedira
Midfielder Toni Kroos
Midfielder Mesut Özil
Midfielder/Forward Julian Draxler
Midfielder/Forward Mario Götze
Midfielder/Forward Thomas Müller

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Andrey Pyatov
Defender Artem Fedetskyi
Defender Vyacheslas Shevchuk (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Taras Stepanenko
Midfielder Yevhen Konoplyanka
Midfielder Viktor Kovalenko
Midfielder Serhiy Sydorchuk
Midfielder/Forward Andriy Yarmolenko
Forward Roman Zozulya

Substitutions:

André Schürrle for Julian Draxler 78
Bastian Schweinsteiger for Mario Götze 90

Substitutions:

Yevgen Seleznyov for Roman Zozulya 66
Olexsandr Zinchenko for Viktor Kovalenko 74

Cards:

Cards:

Yevhen Konoplyanka 68 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Bernd Leno
Defender Mats Hummels
Defender Jonathan Tah
Defender/Midfielder Emre Can
Defender/Midfielder Joshua Kimmich
Midfielder Julian Weigl
Midfielder/Forward Leroy Sané
Forward Mario Gómez
Forward Lukas Podolski

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Denys Boiko
Goalkeeper Mykyta Shevchenko
Defender Bogdan Butko
Defender Oleksandr Kucher
Defender/Midfielder Olexsandr Karavaiev
Defender/Midfielder Olexsandr Zinchenko
Midfielder Denys Garmash
Midfielder Ruslan Rotan
Midfielder Serhiy Rybalka
Midfielder Anatoliy Tymoshchuk