Germany drew 3-3 against Ukraine on Monday. The team of national coach Hansi Flick seemed to be on its way to defeat in the jubilee game, but came alongside in a goal-rich final phase.
Germany took the lead after six minutes at the Weserstadion in Bremen through a goal from Niclas Füllkrug. Fifteen minutes later, Viktor Tsyhankov equalized. A few minutes later, Ukraine took the lead through an own goal from Antonio Rüdiger.
In the second half, Ukraine seemed to be on its way to victory after a second goal from Tsyhankov, but the Germans came up with a successful final offensive. Rüdiger cleared his own goal ten minutes before the end with an assist to Kai Havertz and Joshua Kimmich converted a penalty in stoppage time.
Germany organized the game against Ukraine as a symbol of peace. It is the start of a series of practice matches. The 2014 world champion will practice against Poland on June 16 in Warsaw and against Colombia on June 20. Because Germany is hosting the European Championship next year, it does not have to play qualifying matches during this period.