Apparently, training with Olympic gold medal winning fencer and Playboy model Britta Heidemann yesterday could not help Die Mannschaft overcome jetlag and a Bundesliga hangover as a tired-looking Germany were held to a 1-1 draw by a young China team in an international friendly today.
Lukas Podolski scored for the Germans in the 7th minute after Hao Junmin’s opener had put the hosts ahead 5 minutes into the match. China proceeded continued to play more attractive football than their guests and squandered several good chances to regain their lead. Bastian Schweinsteiger’s wide blast with seven minutes remaining was Germany’s best chance at a game winner.
Germany now move on to Dubai to play the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday.