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Germany - N. Ireland

Europe: Euro Qualification
Germany S. Gnabry (19), L. Goretzka (43), S. Gnabry (47), S. Gnabry (60), L. Goretzka (73), J. Brandt (90)
Commerzbank-ArenaFull time6-1Attendance: 42.855
N. Ireland M. Smith (7)

Serge Gnabry bags hat-trick as Germany thump Northern Ireland

By Rune Gjerulff

Serge Gnabry scored a hat-trick as Germany took a crushing win over Northern Ireland.

Serge Gnabry.
Serge Gnabry.Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0

Serge Gnabry scored a hat-trick as Germany thrashed Northern Ireland 6-1 to clinch the top spot in Euro qualifying Group C, two points clear of the Netherlands.

In their last game of 2019, Joachim Löw's troops rounded off the year in style at Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt.

Surprisingly, it was the guests who went ahead when Michael Smith smashed the ball past Marc-André ter Stegen after seven minutes.

But Germany struck back when Serge Gnabry levelled the score with 19 minutes on the clock, banging the ball into the top corner, before Leon Goretzka sent 'Die Mannschaft' ahead shortly before half-time.

After the break, Gnabry added another two before Goretzka increased the lead further with a thumping effort from the edge of the area. Shortly before the final whistle, Julian Brandt got on the scoresheet as well, making it 6-1.

22M. ter Stegen
13L. Klostermann ↪65
23E. Can
5J. Tah
3J. Hector
6J. Kimmich
8T. Kroos (C)
18L. Goretzka ↪73
21İ. Gündoğan
10J. Brandt
20S. Gnabry ↪80
1M. Neuer
12B. Leno
9T. Werner
2R. Koch
4M. Ginter
14N. Schulz
17N. Stark ↩65
11N. Amiri ↩80
15S. Serdar ↩73
16S. Rudy
N. Ireland
1B. Peacock-Farrell
3M. Smith
20C. Cathcart
4T. Flanagan
11S. Ferguson
8S. Davis (C)
13C. Evans ↪65
17P. McNair ↪77
15J. Thompson
6G. Saville
21J. Magennis ↪83
12M. McGovern
23T. Carson
9L. Boyce ↩77
10K. Lafferty
22S. Lavery ↩83
2C. McLaughlin ↩65
5C. Brown
16L. Donnelly
7N. McGinn
19M. Kennedy

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