Romania 0-1 Germany: Serge Gnabry nets as giants extend perfect start

Romania 0-1 Germany: Serge Gnabry strikes again to continue fine international form and extend perfect start to World Cup qualifying in Group J for Joachim Low’s team

  • Germany eased to victory in Romania to extend their fine qualifying campaign 
  • Serge Gnabry fired home the winner for Germany to continue their perfect start 
  • The Bayern Munich forward has now scored 15 goals in 19 international games 
  • Germany top Group J and will look to pick up another win against Macedonia 

Germany continued their perfect start in World Cup qualifying with a comfortable victory over Romania.

Serge Gnabry, netting his 15th goal in 19 international fixtures, was on target once again to make it two wins from two for the four-time world champions.

The giants were guilty of squandering several chances to double their lead, with Gnabry and Leroy Sane both going close, but Germany were able to coast home. 

More to follow. 

Serge Gnabry netted the winning goal as giants Germany made it two wins from two in Group J

Gnabry was heavily involved with Germany edging to a victory against Macedonia on Sunday

Bayern Munich man Gnabry (second from right) was mobbed by his team-mates after netting

Romania: Nita, Popescu, Chiriches, Tosca, Camora (Burca 46), Stanciu, Marin, Hagi (Maxim 83), Tanase (Cicaldau 83), Mihaila (Man 66), Keseru (Puscas 66)

Subs not used: Mogos, Nedelcearu, Bancu, Lazar, Bicfalvi, Cretu

Booked: Popescu

Manager: Mirel Radoi

Germany: Neuer, Klostermann, Ginter, Rudiger, Can, Goretzka, Kimmich, Gundogan, Havertz (Werner 77), Gnabry, Sane (Younes 90+4)

Subs not used: Max, Tah, Musiala, Leno, Neuhaus, Wirtz, ter Stegen

Goals: Gnabry 16

Booked: Kimmich 

Manager: Joachim Low

Germany was guilty to squandering several other chances with Gnabry steering a header wide

Leroy Sane managed to evade Florin Nita but couldn’t find the target from a tough, tight angle

Ilkay Gundogan rose over a firm challenge from Vlad Chiriches with Germany edging home

Manuel Neuer pulled off a simple stop and Romania also found the side netting in late drama

Joachim Low’s team moved a step closer to qualification after securing two consecutive wins




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