Germany Under-21s beat Greece, while Switzerland drew 1-1 with the Republic of Ireland.
While VfL Wolfsburg made use of the break in Bundesliga action to draw 1-1 with second-division side Hamburger SV in a friendly on Thursday, several of the Wolves’ international players were competing for their respective countries. Lukas Nmecha helped Germany Under-21s to a 2-0 friendly victory over Greece, while Kevin Mbabu’s Switzerland earned themselves a point against the Republic of Ireland in UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying.
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Wolves summer signing Nmecha started for Germany’s U21s in Zwickau and put them ahead after 25 minutes, but the 20-year-old was taken off at the break as coach Stefan Kuntz fielded a completely different side for the second half. Niklas Dorsch of 1. FC Heidenheim completed the scoring after the restart (58’) to earn the hosts a 2-0 win.
Elsewhere, Switzerland had to settle for a 1-1 draw in their EURO 2020 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland. Mbabu started for the visitors before being withdrawn in second-half stoppage time, with Admir Mehmedi appearing off the bench a few minutes earlier. Renato Steffen, however, did not make an appearance.