Germany 7-1 Latvia: Ilkay Gundogan, Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry, Timo Werner and Leroy Sane all score as Joachim Low prepares for his final tournament and Manuel Neuer makes goalkeeping history
- Manuel Neuer has become the first Germany goalkeeper to reach 100 caps
- Robin Gosens, Ilkay Gundogan and Thomas Muller scored in the first 30 minutes
- Serge Gnabry, Timo Werner and Leroy Sane also netted for Joachim Low’s men
- Low is entering his final tournament as coach as his 15-year spell draws to a close
Germany scored five first-half goals on the way to a 7-1 demolition of Latvia on Monday, completing a successful dress rehearsal for their European Championship campaign starting next week.
With Manuel Neuer becoming the first German keeper to reach 100 caps, the hosts were firing on all cylinders from the start and set a dizzying pace, Thomas Muller and Kai Havertz going close in the opening 90 seconds.
Champions League winner Havertz then played a perfect one-two with Robin Gosens who fired home in his first international in the 19th minute.
Germany hit seven past Latvia in Dusseldorf in their final warm-up game before the Euros
Manuel Neuer became the first Germany goalkeeper to reach 100 caps after his debut in 2009
Ilkay Gundogan continued his rich vein of goalscoring form as the hosts were utterly dominant
Goals from Ilkay Gundogan and Muller quickly made it 3-0, the latter scoring his first goal since his return to the team last month following more than two years out.
The Germans showed none of the conversion problems that had plagued them in recent years and Havertz added another when his shot was deflected into the net by Latvia keeper Roberts Osols.
Serge Gnabry also got on the scoresheet on the stroke of half-time, firing in from a superb Mats Hummels cross before substitute Timo Werner flicked in five minutes after the restart to make it 6-0.
Serge Gnabry made it 5-0 to Germany just before half-time after a superb Mats Hummels pass
Timo Werner also managed to get on the scoresheet after a difficult first season with Chelsea
Joachim Low steps down as Germany boss after the Euros following 15 years at the helm
Latvia grabbed a consolation goal through Aleksejs Saveljevs’ fierce left-foot strike before Leroy Sane restored the hosts’ six-goal advantage with a simple tap-in.
Germany kick off their Euro 2020 group matches against world champions France in Munich on June 15. They also play European champions Portugal and Hungary in Group F.