LEIPZIG / Germany / November 16th. / Tass /. The Russian national team lost in a friendly match held in Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena, the German team with a score of 0: 3. The meeting, which became the sixth in the confrontation of two teams, again has brought the victory of the Russian players, because of which there is now a draw and five defeats.
For the first time, the teams met in September 1994 in a friendly match held in Moscow when the Russian team lost 0: 1. Two years later, in the European Championship group stage – 1996 , the Russian footballers again suffered a defeat – 0: 3. The next match between Russia and Germany took place in Mönchengladbach in 2005 and ended with a draw (2: 2). The teams also met in the 2010 World Cup qualifying round, the German players then won both matches (2: 1, 1: 0).
Both national teams have approached the upcoming meeting with serious staff losses. The Russian team was deprived of wounded midfielders Denis Cheryshev ("Valencia"), Alexander Golovin ("Monaco"), Ilzat Akhmetov (CSKA), and defender Mario Fernandez (CSKA) and striker Artem Dzyuba ("Zenith" the German National Team start team was not an injured striker "Schalke" Mark Ut, midfielder Tony Kroos ("Real"), Marco Royce ("Borussia Dortmund") and Julian Draxler (PSG) one day before the match.
The first half began with the active German team's pressure, which had results in the eighth minute. After the transfer of midfielder Bayern Munich, Serge Gnabri, the first ball against the Russian team was sent by Manchester City midfielder Leroy Sané. In the 25th minute, German national defender Niklas Süle took advantage of the mistake of Russian defender Roman Neustedter during a corner kick. Another 15 minutes one-on-one with goalkeeper Andrei Lunev implemented Gnabry, setting the final score – 0: 3 in favor of the German team.
In the second half, Russian national team players added the pressure, but could not return to the game and scored the score. The second half of the game was held by a large number of substitutions on both sides, a yellow midfielder Alexander Erokhin as well as an incident in the 89th minute when the game was suspended due to a fan who came out on the field.
We could not get into the game in the first few minutes
Commenting on the defeat, the head coach of Russia's national team, Stanislav Cherchesov, pointed out that his players were not ready for the first minutes of the match. "The Germans started aggressively, they seem to have been upset by the recent unsuccessful results, I can not say that I went out imposing, but too calm, the speeds that we offered in the starting segment, we were defeated, so the world champions are the new German team, "Cherchesov said.
German national team coach Joachim Löw at the post-match press conference, despite his victory, was dissatisfied with the poor occupancy of the free field on the field with his players. "The result of the meeting was not the most important, the first half was very good in quality, in the second half we can see a decrease in dynamics and a low occupation of the free zones. We have young players, but we can say with confidence that after the first half the outcome of the meeting was predetermined, "Lev noted.
Russian national defender Roman Neustedter, summing up the match, said that in the match against the Germans, the Russian players took a lot of bad decisions. "We were ready for the match today, but something did not work, they made the wrong decisions, and when they were rearranged, it was too late. This match is history, we have to forget it, prepare for the match with Sweden in League of Nations and borrow there is the first place in the group, "Neushtedter told reporters.
Debut Areas and Rausch Incident
As part of Russia's national team, the first match was held by Brazilian native Ari, who received a Russian passport at the end of July this year. For the future, the challenge to the Russian team has also become the first in his career.
Cherchesov, commenting on the debut of the newly formed player of the national team, noted that the player had a good match, but sometimes failed.
"Ari took the ball, tried to use his colleagues, although I managed them wrong, tried to make the installation but did not go too fast, as far as Dziuba is concerned, we expect the report of our doctors under the supervision – two different things, and if there is a risk, then we will not reach it, "Cherchesov said.
During the match, the defender of the Russian national team, Konstantin Rausch, who served in the corner, started throwing paper from the stadiums. A football player responding to a journalist's question about the incident said he did not see a global problem in this situation. "I knew what that might be, it's okay," Rausch said.
The family of the future defender of the national team emigrated to Germany when he was six years old. There he spent most of his football career and played for teams of all ages. In 2018, Rausch moved to Dynamo Moscow.
The national team of Russia suffered the first defeat in July 2018. Then in the quarterfinals of the World Cup, the Russians lost the Croats in the penalty shoot-outs. Also this meeting was the first of June this year, lost with a high score. In the match of the World Cup group stage, Russian footballers lost the Uruguay team – 0: 3.
Russian Football Union President-elect (RFU) Alexander Alaev, in an interview with a TASS correspondent, said that this match will allow us to draw conclusions and work on bugs. "The first semester proved to be a failure, we will draw conclusions and we will make mistakes, it was a very good experience for our newcomers." Before the important game with Sweden, I am sure we can take the first place in the League of Nations, Alaev said.
The next match of the Russian team will be held within the League of Nations. November 20, Stanislav Cherchesov's divisions will play against the Swedish team.