Germany beat hosts Northern Ireland by 2-0, to get their Euro 2020 qualification on track as they recoiled back from last week’s loss to the Netherlands to capture their position and top spot in Group C. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase Germany Euro Cup Tickets online to the witness live performance of Euro Cup 2020.
The Defender Marcel Halstenberg pierced the ball in 3 minutes after the restart following a lustreless first half by the Germans, who lost 4-2 at home to the Dutch, and Serge Gnabry added another goal in second-half stoppage time.
The victory put Germany on 12 points from five matches, ahead on goal difference of second-placed Northern Ireland, who agonized their first loss of the campaign as captain Steven Davis became their most capped outfield player with 113 presences.
The third-position placed Netherlands, 4-0 winners away to Estonia, are on nine points from four games. The Germans, disappeared half a dozen injured players, looked to lack a clear game plan in the first half with plenty of passing but struggling to find ways to expose the Irish defence.
Joachim Loew’s young team, looking to get better from last year’s blow first-round World Cup going away and Nations League relegation, have not had sufficient match practice and it displayed.
Conor Washington had a golden opportunity to put the hosts forward in the 7th minute when he attacked on a rare Toni Kroos mistake but fired up sraight at charging goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
Timo Werner had the tourists’ best chance before the break but his close-range struggle was saved by Bailey Peacock-Farrell. Germany looked to be feeling the effects of Friday’s loss with the Irish working hard to stifle their attacks early.
Halstenberg finally settled German nerves, timing his half-volley to excellence as he angled Julian Brandt’s cross into the far corner just after the break.
They should have scored again in a brilliant start to the second half but alternatively had to wait until deep into stoppage for Gnabry to ensure of the three points.
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