Turkiye stun Germany in friendly in Berlin

Germany suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Turkiye in their friendly match at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. Die Mannschaft fell to a 3-2 loss against their opponents in the encounter.

Starting in an unfamiliar left-back role under new manager Julian Nagelsmann, Kai Havertz opened the scoring for Germany within five minutes as he swept home a low cross from Leroy Sane.

It took until the 38th minute for Turkiye to respond, and they did so when Ferdi Kadioglu blasted an effort into the top corner of the goal.

18-year-old Juventus forward Kenan Yildiz completed the comeback for Turkiye in first-half added time when a pass from Kaan Ayhan fell at his feet inside the box, and he hammered an effort past the goalkeeper.

Borussia Dortmund striker Niclas Fullkrug scored after 49 minutes to bring the score back to 2-2 with an assured near-post finish.

Havertz gave away a penalty in the 71st minute when he handled the ball, and substitute Yusuf Sari made no mistake from the penalty spot to seal the win over the Euro 2024 hosts.

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