Germany began their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a decent 3-2 victory over the Netherlands in Amsterdam, though it took a 90th-minute winner to seal the win.
With several of the old guard ditched in unceremonious fashion by Jogi Low last month, the Germans fielded a young, refreshed team that raced into a 2-0 lead inside the first 34 minutes.
Leroy Sane opened the scoring before Serge Gnabry added the second, the ex-Arsenal youngster jinking inside Virgil van Dijk before sending a sweet curling shot into the far top corner…
The Netherlands fought back level through Mattheus de Ligt and Memphis Depay but a last-minute goal from Hoffenheim midfielder Nico Schulz saw Germany snatch victory from the jaws of parity late on.
And so if finished.
Looks like Die Mannschaft’s mini-identity crisis might be over before it ever really took hold.