Germany 1-1 Denmark: Yussuf Poulsen cancels Liverpool target Florian Neuhaus’ opener for the hosts – as Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels both play under Joachim Low after returning from two-year exile
- Germany and Denmark’s warm-up preparations started with a 1-1 draw
- Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels both started for Germany for the first time since March 2019 following their recall by outgoing manager Joachim Low
- Liverpool target Florian Neuhaus tapped Germany into the lead just after the break
- Yussuf Poulsen equalized for Denmark halfway through the second half
- Serge Gnabry and Matthias Ginter both hit the frame of Denmark’s goal
- Read the latest Euro 2020 news, including fixtures, live action and results here.
Germany hit the woodwork twice and missed more chances before settling for a 1-1 draw in their Euro 2020 warm-up game against Denmark on Wednesday.
With 2014 World Cup winners Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels back in the squad after more than two years and starting straight away, the Germans looked sharp from the start.
Liverpool transfer target Florian Neuhaus tested Kasper Schmeichel early on and the keeper saved a header from Muller in the 13th minute. Leroy Sane should have done better in the 27th, when he was alone in front of goal but his effort went over the bar.
Mats Hummels (right) and Thomas Muller both returned for Germany for the first time in over two years in Wednesday night’s 1-1 draw with Denmark
The veteran duo had been banned from the national setup for Wednesday since March 2019
They were there to congratulate Florian Neuhaus (center left) after giving them the lead
Neuhaus put Germany ahead with this close-range just after half-time in the friendly
The Danes survived another close call moments later when Joshua Kimmich hit a low cross in front of goal and three players were unable to connect.
Serge Gnabry came even closer, hitting the crossbar with a curled attempt just before half-time, before Neuhaus tapped in three minutes after the restart to give Germany a deserved lead.
The German rear had completely shut out the Danes for 71 minutes, but were defeated when Christian Eriksen delivered a defence-splitting pass for Yussuf Poulsen to beat goalkeeper Manuel Neuer with their first chance of the game.
Germany’s Matthias Ginter hit the bar again six minutes later, but was unable to find a winner with the many interruptions for substitutions late in the second half taking the tempo out of play.
The Germans, who face Latvia in their final warm-up on June 7, will face world champions France in their opener on June 15, and also play against reigning European champions Portugal and Hungary in Group F.
Denmark will take on Bosnia in a dress rehearsal for the European Championship on June 6 and kick off their tournament against Finland on June 12 and also play Belgium and Russia in Group B all in Copenhagen.
Yussuf Poulsen (right) equalized for Denmark with this left-footed attack in 71 minutes
The 26-year-old attacker was congratulated by his teammates after equalizing the deficit