Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Football Reporting
Football Reporting


Watch Chelsea’s Werner miss SITTER as Germany suffer shock defeat to North Macedonia to lose for first time in 20 YEARS

TIMO WERNER looked more like a flop learner than a top earner as he missed an absolute sitter in Germany’s stunning 2-1 home defeat to North Macedonia.

The striker transferred his disappointing first season with Chelsea to the international stage as Germany lost a World Cup qualifier for the first time since England’s 5-1 Munich victory in September 2001.

Timo Werner missed a golden chance as Germany suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to North Macedonia


Timo Werner missed a golden chance as Germany suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to North MacedoniaCredit: AP
Werner can't believe his miss before North Macedonia went on to steal an historic victory late on - Germany's first World Cup qualifying defeat in 20 YEARS


Werner can’t believe his miss before North Macedonia went on to steal an historic victory late on – Germany’s first World Cup qualifying defeat in 20 YEARSCredit: AFP

Joachim Low’s men were sniffing a winner with 10 minutes left when Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan rolled the ball across for the incoming Werner.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The ex-RB Leipzig hero, on as a sub for Chelsea team-mate Kai Havertz, seemed to get his feet tangled up as he mis-hit a left-footer wide.

Werner stooped down in embarrassment and disbelief, holding his head in his hands.

And it got worse for Germany when Eljif Elmas fired a late clincher for the visitors.

Goran Pandev had put North Macedonia in front on the stroke of half-time, before Gundogan levelled with a 63rd-minute penalty for a foul on ex-club colleague Leroy Sane.

Elsewhere, Barcelona hitman Antoine Griezmann became France’s fourth-highest scorer ever on 35 goals as his bullet header saw off Bosnia 1-0.

Dani Olmo and Ferran Torres scored within three minutes late in the first half of Spain’s 3-1 win over Kosovo.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The visitors pulled one back when Spanish keeper Unai Simon charged up to the halfway line and Besar Halimi netted from 35 yards, but Gerard Moreno then headed Spain’s sealer.

Read our Football live blog for the very latest news from around the grounds

And Armenia struck twice in the last four minutes to beat Romania 3-2 as the world’s 99th-ranked nation went top of Group J above Germany. 

Northern Ireland were held to a mediocre 0-0 home draw with Bulgaria, despite dominating possession and Stuart Dallas heading off a post.

And Che Adams’ first goal for Scotland led a 4-0 defeat of the Faroe Islands at Hampden.

John McGinn netted twice and Ryan Fraser made it three goals in three games as the Scots ended a four-match winless run.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Gareth Southgate’s England made it three wins from three after Harry Maguire scored late to spare John Stones’ blushes in a 2-1 win over Poland.

Source link

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like


MARC CUCURELLA has vowed not to cut his flowing locks despite having his hair sneakily pulled by Cristian Romero in the Battle of the...


Marc Cucurella may have found himself on the Stamford Bridge turf after a painful tug of his hair by Tottenham Hotspur’s Cristian Romero over...


Despite rumours linking him with a move to Barcelona, it appears Bernardo Silva is set to remain with Manchester City. With just two weeks...


Arsenal famously tried and failed to land Luis Suarez for £40,000,001 back in 2013, but the Gunners may finally have someone capable of delivering...