Switzerland and Germany will both look to put disappointing results behind them when they face off in the Uefa Nations League on Sunday at 7.45 PM.
Die Mannschaft drew 1-1 with Spain in their Nations League opener on Thursday evening and although that looks like a fairly positive result on the face of it, Jogi Löw will be extremely disappointed that Timo Werner’s opener was cancelled out by Jose Gaya in the 95th minute.
Switzerland, meanwhile, fell to a 2-1 defeat away to Ukraine in their first match with goals from Premier League stars Andriy Yarmolenko and Oleksandr Zinchenko either side of Haris Seferovic’s strike doing the damage.
As a result, this is now a must-win game for both sides if they wish to take control of their own destiny in Group A4.
Where to watch Switzerland vs Germany on TV:
- UK: Sky Sports Football
- US: ESPN+
Where to live stream Switzerland vs Germany:
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Switzerland & Germany’s previous line-ups:
- Switzerland (vs Ukraine): Sommer*; Mbabu, Elvedi, Akanji, Rodriguez, Zuber; Embolo, Sow, Xhaka, Vargas; Seferovic.
- Germany (vs Spain): Trapp; Can, Sule, Rudiger; Kehrer, Gundogan, Kroos, Gosens; Draxler; Sane, Werner.
Xherdan Shaqiri remains sidelined with injury and will be a huge blow for Switzerland. Vladimir Petković is likely to keep faith in goalkeeper Yann Sommer despite his error against Ukraine.
Germany will remain without Kai Havertz, who was allowed to leave the national team camp in order to finalise his move to Chelsea.
Players to watch:
- Switzerland: Given that Switzerland only suffered defeat against Ukraine thanks to a Sommer error, Petkovic is most likely going to stick with the same 5-4-1 formation deployed in that match. However, given the quality at Germany’s disposal, it’ll be a much more defensive set-up for the home side, who will be preoccupied with dealing with the pace of Germany’s forward line. In that regard, Torino’s Ricardo Rodriguez will play a vital role at the heart of the Swiss defence. Usually deployed as a left-back, the 28-year-old impressed at centre-back last time out, making two tackles, one interception and winning two aerial duels. However, he’s likely to find it much tougher against Werner and Co, so he’ll have to be on his toes.
- Germany: If Chelsea fans needed another reminder of the capabilities of their new forward, just take a look at Timo Werner’s clinical turn and finish inside the box against Spain last time out. The 24-year-old displayed all the agility and composure in front of goal which defined him at RB Leipzig, qualities which will stand him in good stead in the Premier League. First, though, he has the small matter of helping his nation past Switzerland and adding to his 12 goals in 30 senior caps for Germany.