"We saw two contrasting halves," said Sebastian Kehl in the aftermath of the 1-1 draw in Frankfurt. "We cannot be satisfied with the first one. We made a significant improvement in the second and applied more pressure."

Having seen 90 intense and hard-fought minutes, the head of the licensed player division can "live with the point, even if we had a few opportunities in the second half to go on and win the game". Kehl's conclusion: "Gio Reyna produced a very good performance, not just because of his goal. He was always dangerous in one-on-one situations and got the reward with his goal. But there was also good build-up play from Jadon Sancho, who was involved in a lot of good moments as well. Dan-Axel Zagadou played again for the first time in a long time; he was a bit tired by the end too. I was pleased with some things but not others. We'll analyse and talk about that. We don't have a lot of time. We have the game in St. Petersburg on Tuesday. We absolutely want to win that match to ensure we stay top of the group." (tl)