Kerim Calhanoglu scores the winning goal for Germany U20

Alongside Maya Yoshida, who won 2-0 with Japan against the USA, a further four Royal Blues were in action for their national sides on Friday 23.09. Kerim Calhanoglu bagged a late winner for Germany U20s.

Kerim Calhanoglu

Germany U20s won their game 2-1 against Poland U20s in Unterhaching. Tan-Kenneth Jerico Schmidt’s own goal gave the visitors the lead in the 25th minute. In the closing stages, Hannes Wolf’s side turned the game around in part thanks to a Schalke player. First, Fisnik Asllani equalised in the 84th minute and then three minutes later Kerim Calhanoglu set off on a remarkable solo run before bagging the winning goal with a left-footed shot into the far corner. Calhanoglu had come on in the 73rd minute as part of a seven-man change. Mehmet Can Aydin, the other Royal Blue in the ranks of the U20 side, came off in the process.

Narrow defeat for Krauss with the U21s

The evening was less enjoyable for Tom Krauss with the U21 squad. The midfielder and his team-mates were beaten 1-0 by France in Magdeburg. Krauss, who played the full 90 minutes alongside former blue Malick Thiaw, was part of Antonio Di Salvo’s attacking movements, but in the end, the decisive goal was scored by Amine Gouiri in the 54th minute.

Victory and a full 90 minutes for van den Berg

Sepp van den Berg, on the other hand, was celebrating with the Netherlands U21 side following their 2-1 away win against Belgium. Brian Brobbey scored both goals for the visitors (14’, 44’). Oliver Deman managed to pull one back for the home side in the 73rd minute. Van den Berg played the entire 90 minutes.