Germany 3-0 Iceland: Havertz, Goretzka on the score sheet as Germany thrash Iceland

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The Germans scored three past Iceland to kick things up in World Cup Qualifiers.

Germany have announced themselves to World Cup Qualifiers after thrashing Iceland at home.

Low went with an exciting line-up, giving starts to Klostermann, Ginter and Havertz. The midfield options sounded massive as Kimmich was flanked by Goretzka and Gundogan.

Leon Goretzka put the hosts on the front foot after being set up by Serge Gnabry and we witnessed the Bayern Munich connection in that goal.

It didn’t take long for the Germans to find their second as they did so with Kai Havertz, with Leroy Sane providing the assist.

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan sealed the winning strike in the 56th minute as Germany made an emphatic start to this competition. The 30-year-old has been in excellent form this season for Citizens and it reflected on the performance against Iceland.

It was one of the vintage performances that you would like to see from Germany consistently and Joshua Kimmich, in particular, ran the show.

The 26-year-old was pivotal behind Germany’s first two goals as he launched the long ball to Gnabry before he set up Goretzka. Kimmich played a defence-splitting pass into the feet of Havertz, who then combined with Leroy Sane to double the scoreline.

Kimmich has adapted to the midfield role like a duck to water and it is quite fascinating that he is being already considered as one of the best young midfielders in Bundesliga.

Joachim Low’s side will next face Romania, who also won their first game of the Qualifiers group stage.

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Manuel Neuer, Antonio Rüdiger, Matthias Ginter, Emre Can, Lukas Klostermann, Joshua Kimmich, Ilkay Gündogan, Leon Goretzka (Florian Neuhaus), Serge Gnabry (Amin Younes), Leroy Sané (Timo Werner), Kai Havertz (Jamal Musiala).


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