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|Germany facing prospect of Nations League relegation after losing to Netherlands
| sbobet 789 Bottom of their Nations League group and facing the prospect of relegation from the competition's top tier after losing to their rivals the Netherlands, Joachim Low's Germany are in crisis. The 2014 World Cup winners suffered a shock group-stage exit from this summer's edition in Russia and, four months on, after a draw at home to France and a 3-0 defeat on Saturday away to the Dutch, now face a real battle to avoid relegation from League A in the Nations League.
That's five defeats in their last nine matches and it's been a remarkable fall from grace for Germany, who went into the 2018 World Cup among the favourites after their second string won the 2017 Confederations Cup in such impressive fashion. So what's wrong?
Poor finishingGermany had 21 shots against the Netherlands but found the target with just four of them, and that rather sums up their potency in front of goal right now. In fact, it takes their tally to two goals from 107 shots in their past five matches. Chief culprits on Saturday sbobet 789 were Thomas Muller, who blasted into the side netting after breaking through in the first half, and substitute Leroy Sane, who dragged an effort wide from six yards out with the score at 1-0. But Julian Draxler and Timo Werner were guilty of wasting good opportunities too.
Disjointed playWhile Germany improved after the break in Amsterdam, their first-half display didn't come anywhere near the level we have become accustomed to expecting from this team. sbobet 789 They completed just 69 per cent of their passes in the final third, with a Werner through ball to nobody just before the break epitomising the miscommunication between the visiting players.