Flick surprised at his nomination. Does he do the same with the lineup? Goal shows you how Germany starts against Liechtenstein today.
Hansi Flick partly surprised with his nomination for the upcoming internationals. With left-back David Raum, striker Karim Adeyemi and central defender Nico Schlotterbeck, Flick called three newcomers to his first squad. In addition, the former Bayern coach also brought Marco Reus back to the DFB team. “It’s a good mix of experienced and young players,” Flick told him SID.
The duel against Liechtenstein is the premiere of Flick as head coach of the German national team. Despite the comparatively weak opponent, there will probably be no experiments.
Germany, the line-up today: Here you can find out which starting line-up Hansi Flick is sending into the race against Liechtenstein.
Germany vs. Liechtenstein, line-up: an overview of Hansi Flick’s debut
|competition||World Cup qualification | 4th matchday | Group J|
|encounter||Germany vs. Liechtenstein|
|Kickoff||September 2nd – 8.45pm|
|location||Kybunpark (St. Gallen, Switzerland)|
Germany vs. Liechtenstein, line-up: This is how the DFB team plays today
Leno – Baku, Kehrer, Süle, Gosens – Kimmich, Gündogan – Musiala, Havertz, Sane – Werner
Germany vs. Liechtenstein, list today: The Opta facts
- The German national team meets Liechtenstein for the fifth time, the previous four duels have all been won – only against Estonia, Georgia (five times each) and Azerbaijan (six times) have the German team competed more often in history and always won.
- In four international matches against Liechtenstein, the German team scored a total of 27 goals (6.75 on average) – among all the teams that Germany played more than once, the DFB team only had a higher average per game against San Marino (8.5).
- Hansi Flick is about to make his debut as the eleventh head coach of the German national team – with Joachim Löw, Jürgen Klinsmann and Rudi Völler, the last three won their debut game, the last defeat at the start was for Erich Ribbeck at 1-0 in Turkey in 1998.
- The German team have never lost a World Cup qualifier away, with 37 wins and ten draws in 47 games. The last 14 away games have all been won, most recently at 3-3 in Finland in September 2008.
- In the last World Cup qualifier against North Macedonia in March 2021, the German team conceded their first defeat in almost 20 years (1: 5 against England in September 2001) at 1: 2 after 35 unbeaten World Cup qualifying games and missed the setting of the association record of 36 unbeaten games in a row in World Cup qualification (1934 to 1985).
- Liechtenstein lost all of its five international matches with 2:22 goals in 2021 – Liechtenstein last had a longer series of defeats from 2016 to 2017 (eight).
- Liechtenstein lost all of the last 17 World Cup qualifiers, the last point was won in June 2013 at home in a 1-1 draw against Slovakia. The only two victories in the World Cup qualification came in 2004 and 2005 against Luxembourg (4: 0 A, 3: 0 H).
- Defensively vulnerable: Germany conceded (at least) 2 goals in each of the last 3 international matches – there was only a longer series of this kind in this millennium in 2005 under Jürgen Klinsmann (even 7 games in a row).
- Four players could make their DFB debut under Hansi Flick against Liechtenstein: David Raum, who moved to TSG Hoffenheim from Fürth in the summer, Nico Schlotterbeck (SC Freiburg), Karim Adeyemi (RB Salzburg) and the one who was previously in the squad Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen).
- Marco Reus could appear again for the DFB team for the first time since October 13, 2019 and thus 690 days of abstinence. In the Bundesliga, Reus lost all three games against coach Hansi Flick, now the two are on the same side for the first time.
Germany vs. Liechtenstein, list: The preliminary report for the international match today
National player Leon Goretzka particularly appreciates his clear ideas about national coach Hansi Flick. “There are few eventualities. Clarity is, especially when you don’t have a lot of time, a factor that should not be underestimated,” said the Bayern professional in an interview with HE DOES.
Flick is also an “extremely communicative guy who is interested in people and wants to build a good relationship,” added Goretzka. He and his Munich team-mates had already experienced that with Flick at FC Bayern, “something has grown together that gives us hope that we will quickly become a new unit here too”.
The Bayern block also wants to set the tone under Flick. “The national team is not FC Bayern Munich. But I see our job as a Bayern player in carrying the philosophy into the team,” said Goretzka: “We practiced it successfully for two years, we won with Hansi, what there was to win, you can help your fellow players to internalize them quickly. “
Germany vs. Liechtenstein, line-up: This is how Hansi Flick could play on his debut
Since some established professionals will not be there (Mats Hummels, Matthias Ginter), there will be a little movement, especially on the defensive. Flick acted in a 4-2-3-1 system at Bayern and will most likely do the same for the national team. A central defender duo of Antonio Rüdiger and Niklas Süle is considered likely.
On the outside, Lukas Klostermann and David will probably defend space. Joshua Kimmich and Ilkay Gündogan will hold six positions. However, Flick could also rely on the tried and tested Bayern structure Kimmich / Goretzka.
The whole thing looks more complicated on the wings. If Flick puts Serge Gnabry on as a striker, Leroy Sané should be used on the right winger. On the left he can give Jamal Musiala a chance. Behind the top there would be space for Kai Havertz or Marco Reus.
On the other hand, Flick could also use Timo Werner in the storm, Musiala on the ten, Sané on the left, Gnabry on the right.
Germany vs. Liechtenstein, list: The current status in group J
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