European Championship qualification: DFB-Elf wins 8-0 against Estonia - Sport
The German national football team is in the European Championship qualification with an impeccable record in their summer break. Substitute coach Marcus Sorg led the German team on Tuesday in Mainz to a 8-0 (5-0) against Estonia and thus the third victory in the third game on the way to the final round in 2020.
On Saturday, Germany had defeated the Belorussians in Borissov 2: 0, to kick off there was still under the guidance of the currently not working World Champion coach Joachim Loew (arterial crushing) a 3: 2 in the Netherlands. The best two teams of the five group will solve the European Championship ticket directly.
Marco Reus (10th / 37th), Serge Gnabry (17th / 62nd), Leon Goretzka (20th), Ilkay Gündogan (26th, penalties), Timo Werner (79th) and Leroy Sane (88th) met for the selection of the German Football Association (DFB) in the sold-out Mainz Arena in front of 26,050 spectators. On 6 September, the German team Holland receives in Hamburg for the return leg, three days later, she is in Northern Ireland as a guest.
Two goals from Sané are denied
The offensive again formed Marco Reus, Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sané. The Leipziger Werner remained on the bench until the 65th minute. The first good attack Reus completed after preliminary work by Gündogan and Kehrer, as he hit from a short distance under the crossbar. Although Estonia goalkeeper Sergej Lepmets was able to save against Goretzka shortly thereafter, the hosts then screwed up the result ice cold.
Gnabry only needed to intervene after Gundogan and Sané brilliantly combined - 2-0. Kimmich found the cross of Goretzka's head - 3: 0. And when the Estonian Joonas Tamm held on to Goretzka in the penalty area, Gundogan took advantage of the penalties for his first international goal - 4: 0. The defensive concept of the guests, who placed in the world rankings as 96th between Kyrgyzstan and Jordan, did not go up. The attempt to barricade themselves in front of their own penalty area failed against the highly playful Germans. The Estonians seemed completely overwhelmed. The home side left them no air, pressed again and again and remained goal-hungry. Reus hit the crossbar in the 31st minute first with a great shot before he sank a free-kick from 20 meters worth seeing to 5-0.
The fans had a lot of fun with the all-new DFB selection, which tactically found new solutions against the best of second-rate Estonians. Reus failed with a class volley to Keeper Lepmets (57.). Then Gnabry filled half the dozen. The substitutes Julian Draxler and Marcel Halstenberg had delivered the template on the left side.
Even in the final phase, the Sorg team remained snappy and came to other opportunities. Werner increased after a great pass from Draxler to 7: 0. Two more Sané were not recognized for offside before he was allowed to cheer shortly before the end.