Club football will take a backseat for the next couple of days as the second international break of the 2020/21 kicks off this week.
One of the most interesting match-ups of the week will come our way from Cologne, where Germany will play hosts to Turkey in a friendly encounter tonight.
The last international break wasn’t particularly successful for Die Mannschaft as they played out two 1-1 draws against Spain and Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League. With games against Ukraine and Switzerland coming up next, Joachim Low’s men will be aiming to get into their groove with a victory.
Turkey, on the other hand, also endured a difficult return to action last month. Senol Gunes’ side lost their Nations League opener 1-0 against Hungary, before being held to a goalless draw against a ten-man Serbia side. With tough games against Russia and Serbia on the horizon, the Crescent-Stars will be looking to get back to winning ways.
The last time these two teams met was in October 2011, in the UEFA Euro Qualifiers, with Germany prevailing 3-1.
The 26-year-old attacking midfielder has been in top form for AC Milan since football restarted post lockdown, playing a key role in the Rossoneri‘s impressive run of form towards the end of the 2019/20 campaign and the start of the 2020/21 season.
In six games across all competitions this season at club level, Calhanoglu has €50. He will be hoping to carry that form to the international stages and help Turkey register a victory against Germany.
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