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Armenia H. Mkhitaryan (Pen. 59)
Vazgen Sargsyan anvan Hanrapetakan MarzadashtFull time1-4
Germany K. Havertz (15), İ. Gündoğan (Pen. 45), İ. Gündoğan (50), J. Hofmann (64)
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Second-string Germany crush Armenia

By Rune Gjerulff

Ilkay Gündogan bagged a brace as a second-string Germany team crushed Armenia 4-1 this evening.

Ilkay Gündogan.
Ilkay Gündogan.Photo: Granada, CC-by-SA 4.0

Germany cruised to their seventh win in seven games under Hansi Flick as they beat Armenia 4-1 away from home in their last game of 2021.


Although Germany had to manage without a number of key players, including Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich and Serge Gnabry, Hansi Flick's team proved much too strong for their opponents and deservedly went 1-0 up through Kai Havertz in the 15th minute.

Ilkay Gündogan doubled the lead from the penalty spot just before half-time before making it 3-0 just after the break.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan pulled one back with a penalty goal just shy of the hour mark before Jonas Hofmann closed the show, making it 4-1 five minutes later.

The result means Germany finish off their World Cup qualifying campaign as clear group winners, nine points clear of second-placed North Macedonia.


Armenia
(5-4-1)
12Stanislav Buchnev
15Davit Terteryan
3Varazdat Haroyan
4Taron Voskanyan
2André Calisir
21Zhirayr Margaryan
18Henrikh Mkhitaryan (C) ↪76
17Solomon Udo ↪84
8Eduard Spertsyan
7Khoren Bayramyan ↪69
22Sargis Adamyan ↪69
Bench
1David Yurchenko
16Arsen Beglaryan
14Norberto Briasco ↩69
20Aleksandr Karapetyan
13Kamo Hovhannisyan
19Hovhannes Hambardzumyan
5Artak Grigoryan ↩84
6Wbeymar Angulo
9Lucas Zelarayán ↩69
10Artem Avanesyan
11Tigran Barseghyan
23Narek Grigoryan ↩76
Germany
(3-4-2-1)
22Marc-André ter Stegen
5Thilo Kehrer
4Matthias Ginter
15Jonathan Tah
18Jonas Hofmann ↪83
17Florian Neuhaus ↪73
21İlkay Gündoğan ↪60
20David Raum
13Thomas Müller (C) ↪60
19Leroy Sané ↪60
7Kai Havertz
Bench
1Kevin Trapp
12Bernd Leno
9Kevin Volland ↩73
16Lukas Nmecha ↩60
23Julian Brandt ↩60
3Christian Günter
6Ridle Baku ↩83
14Maximilian Arnold ↩60

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