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Germany Thrash Liechtenstein

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Germany thrashed Liechtenstein 9:0 continuing their impressive undefeated streak under Hansi Flick.

Match Report

Germany were awarded a penalty inside the first 10 minutes after a horrific challenge by Jens Hofer’s who’s high boot caught Leon Goretzka at head hight almost in the Germans throat. The Liechtenstein defender was sent off before Ilkay Gündogan converted the spot-kick.

A horrific challenge by Jens Hofer’s who’s high boot caught Leon Goretzka.

The visitors found themselves 2:0 down just 10 minutes later opening the floodgates for Germany. Daniel Kaufmann turned Christian Günter’s cross into his own goal to double the hosts’ advantage.

Within moments, Sane added a third when he finished off a neat one-two between Marco Reus and Goretzka. Not to be outshone the Borussia Dortmund captain then got one himself only a bagging a loose ball after the goalkeeper failed to hold a cross ahead of Sane.

The visitors had been restricted to just one shot, from over 30 yards, in the first half but it was of no threat to Manuel Neuer who was nothing to more than a spectator at the Volkswagen Arena.

It was five for Germany early in the second half when Sane latched onto a ball across the box and found the bottom corner, Müller then made it six when he turned a Florian Neuhaus header over the line.

The pick of the goals came from Germany’s Ridle Baku, curling in a beauty into the far top corner on his weaker left foot. Müller then got his second with minutes to go, crashing in off the underside of the bar.

It was crually nine before the night was out when Max Göppel headed into his own net.

Germany have won eight of their nine games in Group J and are already on the plane to Qatar with just one remaining game to go in Armenia on Sunday.

Flick has won his first six games as Germany boss, surpassing his predecessor Joachim Löw‘s national record for the best start as Head Coach.

Team Lineup

Germany: Neuer (c) – Hofmann (Nmecha 46’), Kehrer (Ginter 72′), Rüdiger, Günter – Gündogan (Arnold 64’), Goretzka (Neuhaus 46’) – Baku, Reus, Sane (Volland 64’) – Müller

Coach: Hansi Flick

Liechtenstein: B. Büchel – S. Wolfinger (Brändle 83′), Malin, Kaufmann, Hofer, Göppel – Sele (M. Büchel 83′), Frommelt, Hasler (c) – Salanovic (Grünenfelder 69’), Y. Frick (F. Wolfinger 29’ (Meier 69’)

Martin Stocklasa


Germany 9-0 Liechtenstein

Goals: 1-0
 Gündogan (pen, 11’), 2-0 Kaufmann (og, 20’), 3-0 Sane (22’), 4-0 Reus (23’), 5-0 Sane (49’), 6-0 Müller (76’), 7-0 Baku (80’), 8-0 Müller (86’), 9-0 Göppel (og, 89’)

Red card: Hofer (9’)

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