Euro 2016: Germany put two past Ukraine

Euro 2016: Germany put two past Ukraine

World champions Germany have beaten Ukraine 2-0 in their first Group C match of the ongoing Euro 2016 tournament in France.

Euro 2016: Germany put two past Ukraine

Shkodran Mustafi scored his first international goal when he headed Germany into the lead on 19 minutes while substitute Bastian Schweinsteiger added a second in the 92nd minute.

Ukraine had decent chances to score in the first half, with Jerome Boateng clearing a Yevhen Konoplyanka effort off the goal-line. Germany goalkeeper Neur also pulled a couple of good saves to deny them.

But Germany had more control in the second half, with Toni Kroos hitting the crossbar before substitute Schweinsteiger made the game safe as he netted his first Germany goal in almost five years within three minutes of his introduction.

The victory puts Germany in a good position to progress to the knockout stage.

Ukraine, however, will have to beat Northern Ireland to keep their chances of progressing alive.

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