Ilkay Gündogan bagged a brace as a second-string Germany team crushed Armenia 4-1 this evening.
|Ilkay Gündogan.||Photo: Granada, CC-by-SA 4.0|
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.