Germany twice hit the woodwork and missed more chances before settling for a 1-1 draw in their Euro 2020 warm-up match against Denmark on Wednesday.
With 2014 World Cup winners Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels back in the squad after more than two years and going straight into the starting line-up, the Germans looked sharp from the start.
Liverpool transfer target Florian Neuhaus effort tested Kasper Schmeichel early on and the keeper then saved a Muller header in the 13th minute. Leroy Sane should have done better in the 27th when he was left unmarked in front of goal but stabbed his effort over the bar.
Mats Hummels (right) and Thomas Muller both made their returns for Germany for the first time in over two years during Wednesday night’s 1-1 friendly draw with Denmark
The veteran duo had been exiled from the national set-up since March 2019 before Wednesday
They were on hand to congratulate Florian Neuhaus (centre left) after he had put them ahead
Neuhaus fired Germany ahead with this close-range just after half-time in the friendly
The Danes survived another close call a little later when Joshua Kimmich whipped a low cross across the goal and three players failed to connect.
Serge Gnabry went even closer, hitting the crossbar with a curled effort just before the break before Neuhaus tapped in three minutes after the restart to give Germany a deserved lead.
Germany’s backline had completely shut out the Danes for 71 minutes but was beaten when Christian Eriksen delivered a defence-splitting pass for Yussuf Poulsen to beat keeper Manuel Neuer with their first chance of the game.
Germany’s Matthias Ginter hit the bar once more six minutes later but failed to find a winner with the many interruptions for substitutions late in the second half taking the pace out of the game.
The Germans, who take on Latvia in their final warm-up on June 7, face world champions France in their opener on June 15 and also play reigning European champions Portugal and Hungary in Group F.
Denmark face Bosnia on June 6 in a Euro dress rehearsal and start their tournament against Finland on June 12 and also play Belgium and Russia in Group B all in Copenhagen.
Yussuf Poulsen (right) equaliser for Denmark with this left-footed strike on 71 minutes
The 26-year-old forward was congratulated by his team-mates after levelling the scoreline