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Germany - Macedonia

Europe: WC Qualification Europe
Germany İ. Gündoğan (Pen. 63)
Schauinsland-Reisen-ArenaFull time1-2
Macedonia G. Pandev (45), E. Elmas (85)

Germany suffer shock defeat to North Macedonia

By Rune Gjerulff

Germany suffered a sensational 1-2 defeat at home to North Macedonia on Wednesday.

Joachim Löw.
Joachim Löw.

Germany were made to pay for their wastefulness as they slumped to a shocking 1-2 defeat at home to North Macedonia in a World Cup qualifier.

The home side dominated the game from the first minute, but couldn't take advantage of their first-half chances as Leon Goretzka hit the bar and Serge Gnabry had a shot saved from close range.

Instead, it was North Macedonia captain Goran Pandev who found the opener against the run of play just before half-time, putting the ball past Marc-André ter Stegen after he was teed up by Enis Bardhi.

North Macedonia managed to hold on to their surprising lead until Ilkay Gündogan equalised from the penalty spot in the 63rd minute after Leroy Sané was brought down in the box.

Germany came close to making it 2-1 with 10 minutes remaining when second-half substitute Timo Werner missed a tap in, scuffing the ball wide after an excellent pass from Ilkay Gündogan.

Then, out of nowhere, North Macedonia put the ball into the net at the other end through Eljif Elmas in the 85th minute.

Joachim Löw's troops tried to put on the pressure in the final stage of the game, but couldn't find the equaliser they needed and ultimately ended up suffering a highly disappointing defeat.

22M. ter Stegen
4M. Ginter ↪89
16A. Rüdiger
23E. Can
6J. Kimmich
19L. Sané
18L. Goretzka
21İ. Gündoğan (C)
7R. Gosens ↪56
10K. Havertz ↪56
20S. Gnabry
1K. Trapp
12B. Leno
9T. Werner ↩56
2P. Max
5J. Tah
13L. Klostermann
8J. Musiala ↩89
11A. Younes ↩56
14F. Neuhaus
17F. Wirtz
1S. Dimitrievski
16B. Nikolov ↪59
13S. Ristovski
14D. Velkovski
6V. Musliu
8E. Alioski ↪90
17E. Bardhi
5A. Ademi
21E. Elmas
9A. Trajkovski ↪72
10G. Pandev (C) ↪90
12M. Bogatinov
22D. Shishkovski
7M. Radeski
18V. Stojanovski ↩90
19K. Velkoski
2E. Bejtulai ↩59
3S. Ashkovski
4K. Ristevski ↩90
11F. Hasani
20S. Spirovski ↩72
23A. Ibraimi

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