It was an eventful evening for Borussia’s Germany internationals, with both Mats Hummels and Ilkay Gündogan playing the full ninety in Germany’s 3:2 win in Glasgow’s hallowed Hampden Park.
Hummels was caught in a wrong place – wrong time situation in the 28th minute, scoring an own goal which he could do absolutely nothing about. The “culprits” were Emre Can, who struggled mightily all game at right back and conceded an idiotic free kick right at the 18-yard-box (which should really have been a penalty to Scotland), and Manuel Neuer. The undisputed best goalkeeper in the world had a rare rough night, parrying the rather harmless free kick right onto Hummels’ torso a mere three or four yards in front of the goal. From there the ball stumbled across the line to give Scotland a wholeheartedly undeserved equalizer.
Gündogan, meanwhile, was at fault for Scotland’s second. It was his headed clearance from a pretty woeful corner that found its way directly to James McArthur’s right foot, and it was Gündogan who played two Scots interfering with Neuer onside, choosing to stand still at the byline after his clearance had gone wrong.
Gündogan redeemed himself, however, with a fine goal that proved to be the winner for Germany. He played an exquisite little one-two with Thomas Müller, who served a perfect back pass onto Gündogan’s left foot. Gündogan took it first time, leaving Scotland’s David Marshall with no chance of saving the shot.
BVB’s third man in Germany’s squad, Matthias Ginter, again sat on the bench for the full ninety minutes. Since he will probably have to replace Lukasz Piszczek, who’s set to be out injured for ten days with muscle problems in his adductors, BVB head coach Thomas Tuchel will not be too angry about his young defender getting an extended rest over the two international games.