World champions Germany lead 1-0 at half time in their opening game of Euro 2016.
A 19th-minute header from defender Shkodran Mustafi, following a brilliant Toni Kroos cross, fired the tournament favourites ahead.
— eric veal (@gcsuballer) June 12, 2016
Mustafi was only playing due to injuries to two of his fellow centre-backs.
The dead-ball delivery from Kross was superb, but Ukraine felt that the decision to award the free-kick had been harsh.
Ukraine came within centimetres of levelling, but an incredible goal-line clearance by Jerome Boateng prevented Yevhen Konoplyanka’s header hitting the net.
WATCH! Amazing Jerome Boateng clearance
— despoina (@neuerisch) June 12, 2016
The underdogs did have the ball in the net moments before half time, but it was correctly ruled offside.