Ukraine - Andriy Yarmolenko 28', Yevgen Konoplyanka 36' Serhiy Nazarenko 45'
Germany - Toni Kroos 38', Simon Rolfes 65', Thomas Müller 77'
The inaugural match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, venue for the Euro 2012 final in July, saw Germany pull back a two-goal defecit to draw 3-3 with the Ukraine.
"I tested a three-man defence as a contingency just in case we need to play this way at some time during Euro 2012," said Löw. "I also saw that this young team wanted to turn the game around and came out after the break with a lot of confidence."Löw takes positives from draw
"I was very happy, even if I am probably one of the very few to be so," he said."There are a lot of positives that I can take. The team showed great morale and I am not dissatisfied.Of course we can do certain things better, but we wanted to take a look at a few things today."Germans will be better against Holland, insists Löw
"We had an awful lot dominance in the game, hence I am not dissatisfied. Of course we will have to be better against a team like the Dutch, but there were a lot of good things to take from this game."Stars struck by spectacular Olympic Stadium
"We put on a very strong attacking display and went looking for the win," said the Germany coach. "The reason we didn't was because the hosts played very well. But I am satisfied with this trip to Kyiv. I have seen the beautiful venue for the European Championship final and, hopefully, this experience will come in handy for us."Ukraine and Germany serve up Kyiv treat
Youthful Germans survive Ukraine scare in Kiev
Joachim Löw: "Ich habe eine klare Dominanz gesehen" - on dfb.de
An in-depth analysis of the match from Bundesliga fanatic.
One moment at the end of the match is spotlighted in Bild as Jogi shouts at his players "Seid ihr denn total bescheuert?“ and explains why!
This article from stern.de talks to Jogi on the flight to Kiev. - 10 November 2011
"I want to keep to my word when it comes to experimentation," he told reporters. "Of course, I had expected to have [Miroslav] Klose and [Marco] Reus, so a few plans were thrown away. There will be some tinkering. I hope that both return to the team on Saturday."Löw's Germany warming to Euro 2012 task
"We need to keep experimenting because I feel that we are good enough to do that, having qualified so well for the tournament, and because I feel we need to," Löw said.Live ticker from the press conference
Löw: "Tendenz, dass Götze und Özil beginnen" - more on the press conference from dfb.de.
It can also be watched in full on tv.dfb.de
Klose and Reus ruled out for Germany - 8 November 2011
On Marco Reus from goal.com - 7 November 2011
"Marco has suffered greatly; despite being called up several times, he could not join the national team. He was very desperate. But he has overcome this hurdle and has played in two games. He will play [in friendlies against Ukraine and the Netherlands]."In this interview with tz-online, Jogi describes Bastian Schweinsteiger as the 'emotional leader' of the team, and, although it might sound odd, said it was better for him to be injured now, rather than just before the Euro tournament in May. He also repeated the need for the players not to be complacent. Squad members playing abroad was also discussed. He said Lukas Podolski was, in his opinion, ready to take the step of playing abroad, and that he was always there to offer advice to any player contemplating such a move. On potential squad members, he mentioned Moritz Leitner and Lewis Holtby as players on the selection list, but added there was unlikely to be any major surprises.
Zieler to make Germany debut - 6 November 2011
"That is what we have planned today," Löw said. "All other decisions will be taken during the course of the week based on the impressions we get from training."
"We want to bring this successful year to a positive conclusion," he said. "It is important that we now visit the Ukraine after facing Poland in Gdansk so that we will have experienced both host nations for Euro 2012."Germany captain Philipp Lahm will be rested for the two friendlies against the Ukraine and Netherlands. Coach Joachim Löw said he had spoken to Philipp Thursday. He explained in a statement on the dfb.de website that the Bayern Munich skipper plays a lot every season, usually for the full 90 minutes, and that this move will also give him a chance to try out other players at left-back. Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will not travel to the Ukraine, goalkeeping duties for the game being shared between Tim Wiese and Ron-Robert Zieler. - 4 November 2011
Bastian Schweinsteiger will miss Germany's two friendlies against the Ukraine and the Netherlands after breaking his collarbone during Bayern Munich's Champions League match against Napoli. More from goal.com - 3 November 2011
Thanks once again to Famous 3 Kings, West Kensington, for showing the game in such a great atmosphere! Special thanks to Lee.
Last updated 2 December 2011