Nagelsmann era begins with win as Germany beat USA

Julian Nagelsmann’s reign as Germany manager began with a win as the Euro 2024 hosts beat the USA in a friendly.

The night started badly as Christian Pulisic curled home from range to put the hosts ahead.

But Germany had been the better side and a routine tap-in by Ilkay Gundogan drew them level in Connecticut.

Nagelsmann’s side were much improved in the second half and Niclas Fullkrug and Jamal Musiala scored to seal a comfortable victory.

Nagelsmann, 36, was handed a contract until July 2024 after Hansi Flick was sacked in September following a poor run of results, culminating in a 4-1 defeat by Japan.

Exempt from European Championship qualifying, Germany continue the Nagelsmann era in a friendly with Mexico on Tuesday evening (Wednesday 01:00 BST) in Philadelphia.

Line-ups

USA

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Turner
  • 19Scally
  • 4RichardsSubstituted forCarter-Vickersat 65′minutes
  • 13Ream
  • 2Dest
  • 8McKennieSubstituted forCardosoat 74′minutes
  • 6MusahBooked at 56mins
  • 7ReynaSubstituted forde la Torreat 45′minutes
  • 21WeahSubstituted forAaronsonat 65′minutes
  • 20BalogunSubstituted forPepiat 66′minutes
  • 10PulisicSubstituted forParedesat 75′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Carter-Vickers
  • 5Jones
  • 9Pepi
  • 11Aaronson
  • 12Robinson
  • 14de la Torre
  • 15Cardoso
  • 16Paredes
  • 17Zendejas
  • 18Horvath
  • 22Maloney
  • 23Lund

Germany

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 4Tah
  • 5HummelsBooked at 43minsSubstituted forSüleat 62′minutes
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 20Gosens
  • 16GroßSubstituted forGoretzkaat 71′minutes
  • 21Gündogan
  • 10WirtzSubstituted forHavertzat 62′minutes
  • 14MusialaSubstituted forFührichat 81′minutes
  • 19SanéSubstituted forBrandtat 71′minutes
  • 9FüllkrugSubstituted forMüllerat 81′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Thiaw
  • 7Havertz
  • 8Goretzka
  • 11Brandt
  • 12Trapp
  • 13Müller
  • 15Süle
  • 17Raum
  • 18Hofmann
  • 22Leno
  • 23Andrich
  • 24Behrens
  • 25Führich
  • 26Baumann
Referee:
Fernando Guerrero Ramírez
Attendance:
40,000

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Source: BBC