Germany rout North Macedonia 4-0 to clinch World Cup berth

Sports Desk, Oct 11 (EFE).- Germany punched their ticket for World Cup 2022 in Qatar with a 4-0 victory Monday over North Macedonia.

Timo Werner had a brace in Skopje as Die Mannschaft got revenge against the side that stunned them 2-1 on March 31 in Duisburg, Germany.

The Germans lead Group J with 21 points, 8 points ahead of Romania with two matches left to play.

Monday’s defeat leaves North Macedonia level with Armenia at 12 points, just 1 fewer than Romania, and the battle for the group’s second World Cup slot is far from over.

While Germany dominated in possession – 75 percent – and outshot the hosts 24-7, the game remained scoreless until five minutes into the second half, when Kai Havertz broke the deadlock with an assist from Thomas Müller.

The margin was still only 1-0 with 20 minutes left, but Werner scored twice in the space of three minutes to put the game out of reach.

Jamal Musiala added a fourth goal in the 83rd minute. EFE


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