Witness the complete replay and highlights of the electrifying clash between Germany and Turkey. This thrilling encounter is part of the International Friendlies 2023 tournament. The action kicks off at 19:45 GMT on Saturday, November 18, 2023. The referee for this monumental showdown is none other than Bartosz Frankowski from Poland. The venue for this epic battle is the iconic Olympiastadion Berlin in the heart of Berlin. Don’t miss out on the excitement of this riveting match!
Germany vs Turkey Full Match Reports
Turkey maintained their stellar form heading into the upcoming UEFA Euro finals, securing a remarkable 3-2 victory over Germany in a friendly clash at the Olympiastadion. This triumph marked the Crescent Stars’ first head-to-head success against Germany since 2005.
In his third stint as Germany’s new manager, Julian Nagelsmann made a surprising move with his team selection, deploying Kai Havertz in an unconventional left-back role. However, this decision proved astute within the opening five minutes when Leroy Sané breached the offside trap, delivering a precise cross to Havertz, who calmly slotted a close-range finish into the bottom-left corner. Acknowledging the urgency of securing a second goal, Germany pressed forward, with Sané narrowly missing the target with a threatening effort as they asserted control over the match.
Seeking a historic victory on German soil in head-to-head encounters, Turkey progressively found their rhythm in the first half. Vincenzo Montella’s squad leveled the score in the 38th minute when Abdülkerim Bardakcı’s exquisite lofted pass set up Ferdi Kadioglu, and the Fenerbahçe midfielder, after a composed touch, unleashed a powerful strike into the top corner beyond Kevin Trapp. Buoyed by this momentum, the visitors completed an impressive turnaround just before halftime when 18-year-old Kenan Yıldız capitalized on Kaan Ayhan’s delivery, finishing emphatically off the woodwork.
Undaunted, Germany refocused after the break and swiftly equalized, as Niclas Füllkrug clinically finished in the box following superb build-up play from Florian Wirtz. Turkey came agonizingly close to reclaiming the lead when Salih Özcan struck the post, but Yusuf Sarı, with 20 minutes remaining, secured the win by converting from the spot after a handball by Havertz in the box. Eager to salvage a result, Germany pursued a late equalizer, but Turkey emerged victorious, extending their impressive run to just one defeat in seven matches (W5, D1) and dealing a blow to Nagelsmann’s revamped squad.
Man of the Match: Ferdi Kadioglu (Turkey).