Thomas Muller helps Germany to win the game against Romania
Germany won the game against Romania with just one goal difference. Muller was there to save Germany’s future standings.
The game was intense from the start
Germany thought they had a penalty inside seven minutes when former RB Leipzig and VfB Stuttgart forward Timo Werner was brought down in the box. Captain for the night Joshua Kimmich was ready to take during a long VAR review before the referee overturned his original decision. Romania then went straight up the other end and took the lead through an excellent solo goal by Ianis Hagi as he made his way into the box. Hansi Flick’s side remained very much on the front foot and ended the first half with 75 per cent possession. Gnabry was the principal threat with several half chances but Germany failed to find a way through a compact Romanian defence.
Reus and Gnabry’s duo was perfect
The visitors started the second half brightly but Die Mannschaft got the crucial next goal when Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus teed up Gnabry to hit one from the edge of the box and the Bayern Munich man found the far bottom corner. The game continued to follow a similar pattern as the first half with Germany dominating proceedings but clear-cut chances at a premium. That was until the most experienced member of the squad, Müller, came on and did what he’s done so often for club and country, ghosting into space unmarked and turning in Leon Goretzka’s flick-on at a corner. Germany moved onto 18 points from seven games and stretched their lead at the top of Group J to six ahead of North Macedonia, who Flick’s side visited next on Monday, 11 October. Fans want to win the World Cup coming in 2022. The tournament will be very interesting and fans want the German national team to go there with the younger generation.