10-man Germany beats Saudi Arabia 3-2 in Olympic soccer

Nadiem Amiri gave Germany the lead but Sami Al-Najei equalized after goalkeeper Florian Muller could only parry a shot from Salem Al-Dawsari

AP , Sunday 25 Jul 2021
Germany vs. Saudi Arabia
Germany s Felix Uduokhai (4), center, heads the ball to score goal during a men s soccer match against Saudi Arabia at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Yokohama, Japan. (Photo: AP)

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Germany twice threw away the lead and had a player sent off before Felix Uduokhai gave the team a 3-2 victory over Saudi Arabia in men's Olympic soccer on Sunday.

Uduokhai headed in Max Kruse's corner in the 75th minute.

Nadiem Amiri gave Germany the lead but Sami Al-Najei equalized after goalkeeper Florian Muller could only parry a shot from Salem Al-Dawsari.

Ragnar Ache restored the lead in the 43rd but Al-Najei equalized again. A foul on Al-Najei saw Amos Pieper sent off in the 67th before Uduokhai gave Germany its first win in Japan.

Germany has three points in Group D, a point behind both Brazil and Ivory Coast. Saudi Arabia is last with zero points.

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