Germany edge past Romania in World Cup Qualifier: Records broken
Serge Gnabry's goal was the difference as Germany edged past Romania in their World Cup qualifying match. With this win, Germany have claimed two wins in Group J and have six points. They are above Armenia on goal difference and face North Macedonia next on Wednesday. Germany had earlier beaten Iceland 3-0 in their opening match. Here's more.
How did the match pan out?
Bayern Munich attacker Gnabry swept home a square ball from Chelsea mid-fielder Kai Havertz in the 16th minute of the tie. The former Arsenal player also had a shot saved superbly by Florin Nita, who also denied Chelsea's Timo Werner. Bayern goalie Manuel Neuer bravely blocked an effort from Nicolae Stanciu late in the game to hand Germany crucial points.
We could have made the game easier for ourselves: Low
Germany boss Joachim Low pointed out the lack of chance conversion and felt they could have made it easier for themselves. "Overall, we did well without the ball. If there is one thing to criticise, then it would be our chance conversion. We could have made the game easier for ourselves. The important thing, though, is that we got the three points," he said.
Gnabry continues his fine form for Germany
As per Opta, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Gnabry has been involved in 18 goals in 17 appearances for the German football team. This is at least eight more than any other player.
18th successive win for Germany in World Cup Qualifiers
Germany have now won 18 consecutive matches in World Cup Qualifiers. Gnabry now has 15 goals in 19 matches for Germany. He has now been involved in three of Germany's last four goals.