Germany’s first post-World Cup test was passed with ease at Mainz’s Mewa Arena with a first half double strike from Niclas Füllkrug proving decisive. Hansi Flick set-up with a two-man front line and took the first steps towards making up for the abysmal showing in Qatar from the Nationalelf. Here we bring you the player ratings from the morale-boosting win.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen: 3
An easy night overall for the Barcelona keeper as he took over the number one shirt from the injured Manuel Neuer. Hardly tested with shots on goal and dealt comfortably with crosses and corners when they arrived.
Marius Wolf: 2
The Dortmund fullback started nervously with a misplaced pass but quickly settle and grew into his new role. He got forward with regularity and delivered the killer pass for the German second goal. Not severely tested defensively, but from an attacking point of view, a highly pleasing debut.
Mathias Ginter: 3
The centre back completed his tasks without bringing too much attention on himself, although the Peruvian attack didn’t overly test him and his partner Schlotterbeck. Ginter was the one to hold the fort allowing the BVB license to advance a little more
Nico Schlotterbeck: 2
Strong in defence and won every duel he needed to. It was his fine long sprayed pass to Kai Havertz that led to the opening goal and Schlotterbeck also won the penalty in the second half after a fine run into the Peruvian penalty area was halted unfairly.
David Raum: 4
Picked by Hansi Flick as his first choice left back gave the RB Leipzig man the opportunity to impress and he had an average game. As the game allowed, he made numerous attacking forays although his crosses were not always effective. Spent most of the second period complaining to the referee.
Emre Cam: 2.5
After a two-year absence Can was back in the national team and he performed well for the 45 minutes he was on the pitch. Positioned in front of the back four, he offered an extra layer of protection and helped break up the Peru attacks before they got to the back four. A mirror of his good form for BVB produced in Mainz.
Joshua Kimmich: 3
Handed the captain’s armband Kimmich had his usual high amount of ball contacts and played a number of his trademark long passes. A solid match but lacking in creativity somewhat. He took on a more defensive role after Emre Can went off at half-time.
Florian Wirtz: 4
Back on the international scene after his long lay-off and showed glimpses of his technical ability and passing range. He missed a glorious chance to open the scoring on 19 minutes and was also shaken off the ball a little too easily by the Peruvians. Replaced at the break by Mario Götze.
Kai Havertz: 3
Played in his favoured role behind the strikers rather than as a false nine and Havertz found some success in finding the spaces to cause damage. He somewhat unintentionally assisted Niclas Füllkrug’s first goal, but then blotted his copybook by missing the second half penalty.
Niclas Füllkrug: 1.5
The Werder Bremen striker carried his good World Cup form into the Peru game and was the stand-out player with his two goals. Playing as a traditional number 9, Peru couldn’t handle him and he took both his goals very well. He now has five international goals in five matches and has surely cemented his place as the first-choice striker in the German team.
Timo Werner: 4.5
Sadly, one of the team’s worst performers. Werner’s runs lacked timing and he wasted a great chance on the counter after 19 minutes and he shooting was off again on the half hour mark when he really should have done better. He was replaced by Serge Gnabry for the second half.
Leon Goretzka: 3.5
The Bayern midfielder replaced Emre Can at half-time and took a while to settle into his role. Only really had one dangerous moment when playing in Serge Gnabry late on.
Mario Götze: 3.5
Like Goretzka the Frankfurt midfielder found it difficult to adjust to the rhythm of the game, but the 2014 World Cup winner showed his passing ability. A steady game, just lacking the creative spark.
Serge Gnabry: 3
Gnabry was the most impactful of the substitutes sent on at half-time by Hansi Flick. He hit the bar with an effort on the hour and didn’t let a facial injury caused in a clash with Peru keeper Gallese to hold him back. Could have scored late on but hit the side netting.
Mergim Berisha: n/a
Handed his first appearance for Germany, the Augsburg striker only had 15 minutes on the pitch and didn’t really get the chance to get himself into any dangerous attacking positions.
Kevin Schade: n/a
Given 15 minutes on his international debut and looked lively when on the scene. Not on the pitch long enough to have much of an impact though.
Thilo Kehrer: n/a
The West Ham man replaced the injured Nico Schlotterbeck for the dying minutes of the game.
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