Musiala, Müller and Sané celebrate win against Israel
A new-look Germany started the 2022 international campaign with a 2-0 (2-0) win on Saturday. In the friendly against Israel in Sinsheim, Jamal Musiala was the only Bayern player in the starting XI chosen by coach Hansi Flick, who rested national team captain Manuel Neuer a day before his 36th birthday. Thomas Müller and Leroy Sané came off the bench in the second half, and Joshua Kimmich was left out of the squad due to the impending birth of his third child.
The German team were in control from the off, but needed two set-pieces to put the game on track. Kai Havertz (36th minute) opened the scoring after a corner, and Timo Werner (45'+1') added a second just before the break after Ilkay Gündogan floated in a cross from a free-kick. The home side continued to dominate the game in the second half, but failed to score again - the best chance for a third was missed by Müller (89th minute), who was unlucky when he struck the post from a penalty just before the final whistle. The same fate befell Israel's Yonatan Cohen just five minutes later, when he also failed to convert from the spot. Germany's next match is in three days' time, when they face the Netherlands in a classic encounter in Amsterdam.
Wanner celebrates next win with Germany U17s
It was a second win in the second group match of the European Championship qualifiers for the Germany U17 team featuring FCB pro Paul Wanner: The DFB youngsters defeated Scotland 4-0 (1-0) in Falkirk on Saturday afternoon. Tom Bischof (30'/57'), Dzenan Pejcinovic and Arijon Ibrahimovic (76') from the German record champions' U19 team scored for the four-time world champions, with Wanner playing the full 90 minutes of the match. Germany now confidently lead their qualifying group with six points - on Tuesday, Marc-Patrick Meister's team will play the Czech Republic in Hamilton (Scotland).
Several FC Bayern players already represented their countries on Friday: