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A raft of changes - How Germany could line-up against Ukraine

Joachim Low gave several first-team players a rest in the friendly win over Czech Republic, with many superstars set to return

11:45am on Friday 13th November 2020
Martin Macdonald

Germany head coach Joachim Low is set to recall a number of senior players to the starting XI when his side take on Ukraine in the Nations League on Saturday.

Wanting to give a number of players a rest, particularly those who regularly feature in the Champions League for their clubs, the likes of Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, Timo Werner, Toni Kroos, and Leon Goretzka didn't play a few days ago.


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All of them are expected to return to take on Andriy Shevchenko's charges this weekend.

Niklas Sule is available for selection after completing a period of self isolation after testing positive for coronavirus, while Mathias Ginter could come into the defence also.

Manuel Neuer will likely return in goal despite Kevin Trappe earning a clean sheet in the narrow 1-0 win over Czech Republic.

Unfortunately for Germany, and Bayern, Joshua Kimmich is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering an injury in Der Klassiker against Dortmund.

Robin Gosens, Jonas Hoffman, and Benjamin Henrichs are all doubts for this one.

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