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Germany 3-3 Turkey: Havertz sets up goals for Draxler and Neuhaus but hosts blow lead three times

Germany 3-3 Turkey: Chelsea star Kai Havertz sets up goals for Julian Draxler and Florian Neuhaus but sloppy hosts blow lead three times as Kenan Karaman grabs last-gasp equaliser

  • Draxler’s good finish from a Havertz assist had put the hosts ahead
  • Tufan equalised but Neuhaus combined with Havertz for the second goal 
  • Karaca levelled for second time but Waldschmidt then put the hosts 3-2 ahead
  • Karaman slotted in a stoppage-time equaliser to secure a share of the spoils

Germany midfielder Florian Neuhaus scored on his national team debut but Turkey came back three times to earn a 3-3 draw in their friendly on Wednesday.

Kenan Karaman slotted in a stoppage-time equaliser after Luca Waldschmidt fired in an 81st-minute volley that had put Germany 3-2 ahead.

Turkey twice before had levelled, with both teams missing several regular players.

Julian Draxler’s sharp finish from a Kai Havertz assist had put Germany ahead

‘We invited Turkey to score goals and again failed to hold on to victory,’ Germany captain Julian Draxler said.

‘We have to be more dominant. It is disappointing because at the end it is about winning and we did not succeed.’

Germany also went ahead in their last two matches against Spain and Switzerland in September but both times had to settle for a draw.

Midfielder Florian Neuhaus celebrates with Havertz after scoring on his national team debut

Midfielder Florian Neuhaus celebrates with Havertz after scoring on his national team debut

Luca Waldschmidt fired in a crisp volley in the 81st-minute that put Germany 3-2 ahead

Luca Waldschmidt fired in a crisp volley in the 81st-minute that put Germany 3-2 ahead

Draxler’s good finish from a Kai Havertz assist had put the hosts ahead on the stroke of halftime in front of 300 fans allowed in the stadium but the Turks equalised with Ozan Tufan’s curled effort five minutes after the restart.

The 23-year-old Neuhaus completed a lightning quick one-two with Havertz to put Germany back ahead in the 58th.

But he then lost possession to Efecan Karaca who fired in from close range in the 67th for Turkey to draw level once more before the late goals from Waldschmidt and Karaman.

Turkey came back three times to earn a 3-3 draw in their friendly in Cologne on Wednesday

Turkey came back three times to earn a 3-3 draw in their friendly in Cologne on Wednesday

The Germans, playing without Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig players who were rested and missing several more through illness and injury, face Ukraine on Saturday and Switzerland three days later in the Nations League.

Turkey play Russia on Sunday and Serbia next Wednesday in their Nations League matches.

The Germans, playing without Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig players who were rested and missing several more through illness and injury, face Ukraine on Saturday and Switzerland three days later in the Nations League.

Turkey play Russia on Sunday and Serbia next Wednesday in their Nations League matches. 

Efecan Karaca latched onto a defensive lapse to fire from close range in the 67th minute

Efecan Karaca latched onto a defensive lapse to fire from close range in the 67th minute

Kenan Karaman slotted in a stoppage-time equaliser against Germany on Wednesday night

Kenan Karaman slotted in a stoppage-time equaliser against Germany on Wednesday night

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