Germany scored two goals against one to clinch first Nations League victory over Ukraine in a game that saw about 20,000 football fans allowed to watch inside the Kyiv’s Olympic Stadium.
Joachim Low’s team had not won any of their six fixtures in the competition before their Saturday’s Group A4 match.
Germany lead the game when Matthias Ginter stabbed in before Leon Goretzka headed home after what could be described as a mistake by goalkeeper Georgiy Bushchan.
However, a Ruslan Malinovskyi penalty set up a tension, but Germany stood their ground.
Currently, Germany has five points from three games in the 2020-21 edition of the competition after they didn’t win any game in their inaugural Nations League campaign two years ago.
Up to 20,000 soccer lovers were allowed to go in and watch the match live after local health authorities assured it was not too risky for them to occupy the 70,000-capacity Olympic Stadium as they will be able to social distance.
Antonio Rudiger of Chelsea who is yet to see a match at his club side shined as he provided a brilliant assist for Germany’s first goal following a smart run outside the Ukraine defence.
Kai Havertz and Timo Werner began on the bench, coming on towards the end of the game as Germany was faced with severe pressure from Ukraine as they pressured to level up the scores.