Bundesliga: Jorge Mere, Jonas Hector scores as Cologne beat Paderborn for 8th win in last 10 league games
Since losing at Union Berlin 2-0 on 8 December, Cologne have lost only to Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.
Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz latest to be ruled out of injury-ravaged Germany squad
Bayer Leverkusen said Monday the 20-year-old Havertz tore a muscle in his thigh during the side's 2-0 win at Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga on Sunday
UEFA Nations League: Germany's woeful form stems from mediocre players, divisions within the squad among other things
Germany has been struggling in the past year, with an underwhelming performance in the world cup and several subsequent losses showing signs of deeper problems in the squad.
International friendlies: Germany's Joachim Loew to use England, France games to shape team for World Cup
Now Loew has numerous options for the England and France friendlies which are set to spark a fight for places in his 23-man World Cup squad.
FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Mesut Ozil, Sami Khedira to miss Germany's last two matches due to injuries
Germany are top of their qualifying group having won eight out of eight games and need one point from their last two matches to secure a spot in next year’s tournament in Russia.
Confederations Cup 2017: 'Intelligent' Lars Stindl shines for Germany in absence of first-team regulars
Stindl pushed his way into Loew's plans with a series of strong performances, netting 18 goals for Gladbach, including two against Celtic in the Champions League last season.
After their opening 2-0 win over Cameroon, Chile took the lead against Germany with just six minutes gone.
Beyond the list of superstars, there is a longer list of players who have left a mark without enjoying the limelight. Here's a look at five unsung heroes of Euro 2016
Tears rolled down the cheeks of Gianluigi Buffon but the legendary Italy 'keeper said there were "no regrets" despite the Azzurri missing a golden chance to beat Germany to a Euro 2016 semi-final spot.
Boateng was annoyed to have conceded the penalty after the ball deflected off his upper arm.
If Germany versus Italy had been branded the final before the actual final, it certainly lived up to its billing – keeping in mind that major finals are rarely great to watch – and ended in a nerve-wracking penalty shootout triumph for the Germans.
Jonas Hector fired Germany into the semi-finals of Euro 2016 at Italy's expense after an epic round of 18 penalty kicks that saw players from both sides produce stunning misses in Bordeaux.
Albania, Iceland and Croatia players make it to the Group stage XI of Euro 2016 after household names fail to impress.