Germany: Neuer, Howedes, Boateng, Mustafi, Hector, Khedira, Kroos, Muller, Ozil, Draxler, Gotze.
Subs: Leno, Hummels, Schweinsteiger, Schurrle, Podolski, Can, Weigl, Tah, Sane, Kimmich, Gomez, Ter Stegen.
Ukraine: Pyatov, Fedetskiy, Khacheridi, Rakitskiy, Shevchuk, Sydorchuk, Stepanenko, Yarmolenko, Kovalenko, Konoplyanka, Zozulya.
Subs: Boyko, Butko, Tymoschuk, Kucher, Seleznyov, Rotan, Budkivskiy, Rybalka, Garmash, Zinchenko, Karavayev, Shevchenko.
Referee: Martin Atkinson (England)
GOAL! Germany 1-0 Ukraine (Mustafi 19)
From the resulting free-kick, which they should never have been given, Germany score! It’s as simple a set-piece but the quality of Kroos’s whipped delivery, and the power, direction and all-round HARRUMMPH of Mustafi’s bullet header at the back post simply leaves Pyatov standing in the Ukraine goal.
GOAL! Germany 2-0 Ukraine (Schweinsteiger 90+2 min)
Ukraine get a corner, and this time they do send the cavalry forward, but it is to their demise, as Germany counter at pace down the left. Schurrle feeds Ozil, who swings an inch-perfect cross to an unmarked Schweinsteiger at the back post, and the 31-year-old makes no mistake, half-volleying the ball into the roof of Pyatov’s net. Schweini!
Germany were Germany tonight. They got the job done. Toni Kroos put in a mesmeric performance in the middle of the pitch. But Ukraine helped them immensely, and save for a 10 minute period at the end of the first half, never got hold of the game. Despite that, they did have chances, and Germany’s defence could well be breached later in the tournament once they come up against more ruthless opponents.