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European Championship qualifier: Germany win thanks to Gündogan's double pack in Estonia


Despite being outnumbered: The German national team has won the European Championship qualifier in Estonia. Ilkay Gündogan convinced with a double.

The German national football team has won the European Championship qualifier against Estonia 3: 0. In Tallinn Ilkay Gündogan (51st, 57th minute) and Timo Werner (71st) scored the winning goal for the team of national coach Joachim Loew.

After 14 minutes, the emergency brake of Emre Can provided for the first excitement. After a cross pass on his own penalty, Can missed that Frank Liivak was behind him. With a straddle he prevented that this appeared free before keeper Manuel Neuer. Referee Martin Petersen decided on red. Never had a German player conceded a relegation earlier in the German international match history.

Estonia used the outnumber and moved at the beginning of the majority at par with the DFB selection. This was far removed from the dominance of the initial phase. The dense set of five Estonians made it difficult for the German team to find their degree. That's why Joshua Kimmich tried it from a distance (28.).

Marco Reus had the best chance in the first half, but hit a free kick only the upper left outer post (40th). On the best German scorer Serge Gnabry had the DFB-Elf due to muscular problems.

After halftime Ilkay Gündogan finally made the decision: From 20 meters pulled this off with the right instep. Reus stood in the line of fire and changed it so that the ball was unsustainable in the half-high left corner hit (51.). Six minutes later Gündogan met again after submission of Reus. Only five minutes after his substitution Timo Werner (71) made for pass from Gundogan from an acute angle for the decision.

In Group C Germany are in the fight for two direct European Championship tickets with 15 points on par with the Netherlands. In the European Championship qualification, Germany is on 16.11. continue in Mönchengladbach against Belarus.

Estonia - Germany 0: 2 (0: 0)
0: 1 Gündogan (51)
0: 2 Gundogan (57.)
0: 3 Werner (71.)
Estonia: Lepmets - Baranov, Tamm, Mets, Pikk - Antonov - Kam, Ainsalu, Vassiljev (61st Kita), Liivak (77. Ojamaa) - Sappinen (56. Zenjov)
Germany: New - Klostermann, Can, Süle, Halstenberg - Havertz, Kimmich, Gündogan - Brandt, Waldschmidt (66th Werner), Reus (76th Serdar)
Referee: Kabakov (Bulgaria)
Yellow cards: Lepmets (30), Baranov (38)
Red Cards: Can (14)
Spectators: 26,050

Source: spiegel

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