The referee, Russian Sergei Karasev, let the match continue until minute 100. But even with extra time, Germany could not score a goal against Macedonia from Pandev (Genoa), Trajkovski (Mallorca), Bardhi (Levante), Elmas (Napoli), Alioski (Leeds) and (Dimitrievski (Rayo Vallecano). The Balkan team, full of good footballers, beat the unstable team of Joachim Löw, who played host in Duisburg, 1-2. Germany is the big surprise of the third day of the European qualifying round for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
A single goal by Gundogan, from a penalty, was all that the team with the most pedigree in Europe could achieve against the imaginative attack that coordinated the old Goran Pandev. At 37 years old, the Macedonian striker, who scored the first goal for his team – the other was scored by Elmas – was too much for Ginter, Rudiger and Can, the unprecedented defense who defended the local goal. disputed. Goretzka sent a ba lón to the crossbar and Timo Werner, who entered the second half, spoiled a good chance while at the other end of the field Ter Stegen, who started, did his best to stop a foul that seemed unstoppable and Emre Can deflected a ball with his hand In the area. The offense was treacherous. The referee, without the assistance of the VAR, did not see anything, or so he said.
Germany Ter Stegen, Ginter (Jamal Musiala, min. 88), Rüdiger, Robin Gosens (Younes, min. 56), Emre Can, Joshua Kimmich , Leon Goretzka, Gündogan, Sane, Kai Havertz (Timo Werner, min. 55) and Serge Gnabry MacedoniaDimitrievski, Alioski (Ristevski, min. 89), Boban Nikolov (Egzon Bejtulai, min. 58), Ristovski, Velkovski, Visar Musliu, Ademi , Enis Bardhi, Eljif Elmas, Pandev (Vlatko Stojanovski, min. 89) and A. Trajkovski (Spirovski, min. 71) Goals0-1 min. 46: Pandev. 1-1 min. 62: Gündogan. 1-2 min. 84: Eljif Elmas Yellow cards Velkovski (min. 4), Robin Gosens (min. 27), Rüdiger (min. 36), Sane (min. 45), Eljif Elmas (min. 66), Pandev (min. 76), Jamal Musiala (min. 88) and Emre Can (min. 92)
The defeat places Germany in third place in the extraordinary Group J. It is led by Armenia, undefeated with nine points; followed by Macedonia with six; Germany with six; Romania and Iceland with three; and Liechtenstein unscored.
Germany was the only major team to stumble on matchday three of qualifying. England beat Poland (2-1) at Wembley and now leads group I; Denmark thrashed Austria (0-4) and leads the F; France scratched all three points in Bosnia (0-1) with a goal from Griezmann that places it comfortably in front of D; Italy beat Lithuania (0-2) and remains undefeated in the C.
In the group of Spain, the B, the selection of Luis Enrique climbed to the head after the liberation of Sweden and the draw of Greece with Georgia ( 1-1) in the once feared stadium of The Tomb of Thessaloniki. Kakabadze scored his own goal and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, the winger who scored 1-0 against Spain on Sunday in Tbilisi, vindicated him with the draw.
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