Vargas and Kramaric find the net on international duty

The last international break of 2016 has come to an end. Eduardo Vargas was the final TSG player still playing for points with his country, while Sebastian Rudy, Andrej Kramaric, Pavel Kaderabek, Nadiem Amiri, Jeremy Toljan and Philipp Ochs all featured in friendlies.

Eduardo Vargas – Chile

In his first game after becoming a father for the second time, the Chilean scored as his country won 3-1 against Uruguay. Edison Cavani put his team into the lead, before Vargas levelled the score on the stroke of half time. After the break, Arsenal man Alexis Sanchez bagged a brace to seal the victory. Chile now find themselves in fourth place in the World Cup qualifying table for South America and next year, Vargas and Co. continue their qualifying campaign against Argentina.

Andrej Kramaric – Croatia

The TSG striker was voted “Man of the Match” as his nation triumphed 3-0 over Northern Ireland in Belfast. Kramaric got his country’s second goal with a great strike from more than 25 yards, while he was also swung in the corner from which Duje Cop scored. Mario Mandzukic scored Croatia’s other goal.

Sebastian Rudy – Germany

In the stand-out friendly match of the international break between Germany and Italy, TSG midfielder Sebastian Rudy played the whole 90 minutes. Rudy lined up in defensive midfield and was tasked with bringing calm and order to the German game. The tie ended 0-0, but the score line doesn’t tell the whole story as it was an entertaining match, with Germany dominating the first half and Italy having the better of the second.

Pavel Kaderabek – Czech Republic

TSG defender Pavel Kaderabek was subbed on for the Czech Republic in the 66th minute, as they drew 1-1 with Denmark. Antonin Barak put the Czechs 1-0 up in the opening ten minutes, but Nicolai Jörgensen equalised just before the break.

Jeremy Toljan / Nadiem Amiri – Germany U21s

The Germany U21s suffered their first defeat since July 2015, ending their 13-game winning streak. Dawid Kownacki scored the only goal of the day in the 57th minute. Jeremy Toljan and Nadiem Amiri played the whole game.

Philipp Ochs – Germany U20s

On Monday evening, Philipp Ochs and the Germany U20s came out on top against Poland (4-0) and the TSG man was heavily involved in his team’s opening two goals. His free kick struck the bar and was turned in by Benedikt Gimber, who’s currently on loan from Hoffenheim at SV Sandhausen. Two minute later, Ochs doubled Germany’s advantage. In the second half, Maximilian Mittelstädt and Fabian Reese capped off the 4-0 win.

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