Joshua Kimmich Germany, FC Bayern, internationals

Kimmich salvages draw against Ukraine

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The German national team's big landmark match against Ukraine ended on a positive note thanks to a late goal by Joshua Kimmich. The Bayern man netted the equaliser in the 91st minute in a 3-3 draw in Germany's 1,000th international. Werder Bremen striker Niclas Füllkrug (6') gave Hansi Flick's side an early lead at his club's stadium but the visitors turned the game in their favour with a brace from Viktor Tsygankov (18', 56') as well as an Antonio Rüdiger own goal (23'). The hosts then salvaged a draw late on through Kai Havertz (83') and Kimmich's penalty. 

Jamal Musiala Germany FC Bayern
Jamal Musiala replaced teammate Leon Goretzka in the 62nd minute against Ukraine.

"We started the game very well, it felt pretty good," summarised Kimmich. "Then we concede two stupid goals. The goal for 3-1 also came from a simple error. These are exactly the things we need to cut out. Luckily at the end our efforts paid off with two goals."

Along with the FCB midfielder, there were two other players from the reigning German champions in the starting line-up in Leon Goretzka and Leroy Sané, who struck the crossbar with a free kick shortly before half-time. Jamal Musiala came on just after the hour mark. Die Mannschaft play another friendly this Friday against Poland in Warsaw.

Stalemate for Mazraoui's Morocco

Noussair Mazraoui Morocco

Noussair Mazraoui also had to settle for a draw on Monday evening. The Bayern full-back played the full 90 minutes as Morocco drew 0-0 in a friendly against Cape Verde in the Moroccan capital of Rabat. The North Africans will be playing for points on Saturday when they meet South Africa in qualifying for the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations (17 June, 18:00 CEST in Johannesburg).

Tel in semi-finals of Maurice Revello Tournament

Mathys Tel has been in action for the French under-18 team since last week. In the annual Maurice Revello Tournament, one of the biggest competitions in world youth football, Les Bleus kicked off against Saudi Arabia U23 last Monday (5 June). The 18-year-old FCB striker led the team as captain and scored the equaliser in a 2-2 draw, only for the French to lose on penalties.

In the second group game, France claimed a convincing 3-1 victory over Costa Rica, with Tel coming on at the start of the second half. Then in the final group match on Sunday against Venezuela U23, France sealed their place in the semi-finals thanks to Tel. The striker's late equaliser (see tweet above) took the game to penalties, where his team won 3-2. Tel and Co will play their semi-final tie on Friday 16 June.

Matthijs de Ligt will miss the Netherlands' upcoming UEFA Nations League matches:

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