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Turkey shock Germany in Berlin 

Julian Nagelsmann's home debut as Germany's boss ended in a loss in Berlin as the Euro 2024 hosts were defeated by Turkey in a friendly.

Julian Nagelsmann’s home debut as Germany’s boss ended in a loss in Berlin as the Euro 2024 hosts were defeated by Turkey in a friendly.

Nagelsmann’s Challenge

Taking over from Hansi Flick in September amid a turbulent phase, Julian Nagelsmann faced another setback with a lackluster performance by his team in front of a packed 70,000-strong crowd.

Germany’s Early Lead and Turkish Turnaround

Kai Havertz’s goal initially gave Germany the lead, but the tide turned swiftly with strikes from Ferdi Kadioglu and Kenan Yildiz, putting the visitors in front.

Fleeting Equalizer and Turkish Triumph

Niclas Fullkrug managed to level the score momentarily for Germany, but Yusuf Sari’s penalty secured Turkey’s victory, sealing a disappointing outcome for the hosts.

Next Challenge for Germany

Germany’s disappointing display sets the stage for their upcoming friendly against Austria on Tuesday, presenting another opportunity for Nagelsmann’s team to regroup and make amends.

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