Rudy starts and grabs assist in Germany win over Scotland

The World Champions have made a successful start to their European Championship qualifying campaign. Germany won 2-1 against Scotland on Sunday night. Sebastian Rudy started the game and even assisted the opening goal.

Personnel and tactics:

There was no change to the 4-2-3-1 formation that Joachim Löw adopted in the 4-2 defeat to Argentina last Wednesday, although there were a number of changes in personnel. Mario Götze, goalscorer of the winning goal in the World Cup final, came in to replace Mario Gomez, while Sebastian Rudy was also given the nod from the off.

It was soon clear how the game was going to progress. Germany controlled the ball, while Scotland waited for their chance to counter. However, the Tartan Army increased in confidence as the game progressed and caused the DFB Team a number of problems.

Hoffenheim involvement:

It was Sebastian Rudy's competitive debut for the Germany national team – and the TSG midfielder was handed a starting berth: The 24-year-old began the EURO 2016 qualifier at right back. He certainly played his part in his team's victory, assisting the opening goal with a cross from the right that Thomas Müller headed in.

Moment of the match:

Unfortunately, this time it's a negative moment: Marco Reus, who missed the World Cup through injury, was forced off the pitch shortly before full time in pain. In his home stadium, the euphoria of victory quickly turned into dread that another long-term injury break awaits the BVB attacker. The agony on Reus' face certainly indicated that it was a bad one.

Star of the match: Thomas Müller. If you score twice in a 2-1 win, then you've done everything right.

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