Shkodran Mustafi 19', Bastian Schweinsteiger 90'+2
Germany start their Euro 2016 campaign with a win, as Joachim Löw is in charge at a European Championships for a record twelfth time.
Low told Uefa.com: "It was an intense and fast-paced game. In the first half we had a few problems going forward, losing the ball and giving them the chance to counter but in the second half we did very well, keeping our shape and moving the ball about well. "Löw lauds Schweinsteiger return
"We ran a lot in the first half but we seemed to have some problems in the transition, we lost a lot of balls," he said.Mustafi and Schweinsteiger lead Löw's men to victory - with links to live ticker
Löw: "Gut, einen Jerome als Nachbarn in der Abwehr zu haben"
It wasn't part of the plan, for Schweinsteiger to appear so far up the pitch. But I am delighted that after all his hard work over the past few weeks, he was able to make such a comeback and score the decisive second goal. That will really give him and the rest of the team a lift. He is so important because of his personality and his experience, and he can really provide a team with a lot. A Bastian Schweinsteiger is worth its weight in gold.On the defence: "It got a bit dangerous for us at times, but overall we dealt with everything quite well. In the first half we had a couple of problems going forward, we lost the ball a few times and were susceptible to being hit on the break. The wingers improved as the game went on, and Mustafi and Boateng won a lot of challenges.
In his post-match interview, Jogi also explained his choice on the day of Manuel Neuer as captain, and not Sami Khedira "Manuel Neuer is the World Goalkeeper of the Year. I had a conversation with both players. Both are leaders on the pitch. I could have also picked Sami, because he fulfils the criteria just as much. For me, that doesn't play a very decisive role."
Löw knackt zwei EM-Rekorde
Joachim Löw's record in tournament openers now reads 5 matches, 5 wins, 13 goals scored, 0 conceded.
Toni Kroos runs the show - player ratings from The Independent
Joachim Löw's choice of attire stole the show during Germany's Euro 2016 opener
Dass Jogi Löw beim Spiel ein T-Shirt trug, war nicht geplant - Hugo Boss, it would appear, now objecting to what Jogi wore on Sunday night.
Manuel Neuer, Benedikt Höwedes, Jerome Boateng, Shkodran Mustafi, Jonas Hector, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Thomas Müller, Mesut Özil, Julian Draxler (Andre Schürrle), Mario Götze (Bastian Schweinsteiger)
Löw vor #GERUKR: Fortschritt erkennbar -an interview on UEFA.com
Die Bilanz von Joachim Löw bei Auftaktspielen ist makellos - Eurosport.de reminds us that Jogi has a 'flawless' record in tournament opening games.
Bundestrainer Löw vor dem EM-Auftakt: Coach Cool - from spiegel.de, referring to an interview with Jogi on their digital service.
Has Löw cracked Spain's secret? Germany aim for World and European Double - preview from goal.com
Jogi Löw verrät "So ticke ich wirklich" - an interview on express.de
Training, Lille, 11 June 2016
Training in Lille - from national team's Facebook page
Joachim Löw will announce tomorrow who is the captain for the Ukraine game, "I will inform the team on Sunday who our captain will be. Bastian Schweinsteiger remains our real captain though, since I know that he will make an appearance during the tournament."
Löw 'ridiculously excited' for Euro 2016 opener
Joachim Löw and Germany confident of creating dynasty despite defensive issues
"If we play to our strengths we'll have a good game and a strong start to the tournament," Low said. "But we cannot rely solely upon our playing skills against sides such as Ukraine. That would be a big mistake."Mesut Ozil will benefit from best season with Arsenal at Euro 2016, according to Germany manager Joachim Löw
"Ozil is in outstanding physical condition," said Löw. "In 2014 he had a couple of difficulties from physical point of view. Now he is in a very different condition. He has outstanding capabilities and his technical capabilities are of great value. I'm not considering leaving him out for a single second."Some more quotes from Jogi, with thanks to UEFA.com:
"Mats Hummels is at 100 percent, he is training with the team, but tomorrow's game is surely a bit too early for him. But we can plan with him for next week.""This week, we have talked a lot about Ukraine. They are very physical and have quick players on the wings, who are very dangerous when it comes to counter-attacks. If we do what we are capable of and are careful in possession, then we are capable of beating Ukraine."
"Until 2014, we have basically always played in the same formation and with the same system. But in the past two years, we have developed further. We can now start with a back-three or with just two central defenders, or we can switch during a game. That's very important."
When asked whether he is likely to go for a three of four man defence, he replied "I don't want to reveal any information to our opponents beforehand. Sometimes there are surprises in certain positions. You shouldn't attach too much importance to whether we play with three of four at the back. That can change throughout the game. It's important to stay versatile."
Löw: Sind heiß darauf, dass es losgeht - Jogi speaks to ZDF
Vor Ukraine-Spiel: Anreise nach Lille - from tv.dfb.de
In his first press ahead upon arrival at their Evian base camp, 8 June 2016, Joachim Löw spoke of various personnel issues ahead of the Ukraine game. He said he will advise the players as to who will captain the side on Sunday and then the name will be announced. As far as a replacement for Antonio Rüdiger who torn his ACL on the first day of training at Evian-les-Bains, he said that Shkodran Mustafi has some experience and another possibility is to move Benedikt Höwedes to the centre. "I have faith in both of them." Jonathan Tah, who was called up to replace Rüdiger, will be match fit in a few days.
Last updated 23 June 2016