DUISBURG, Germany: Germany made gentle work of their begin to the 2022 World Cup qualifying marketing campaign after targets from Leon Goretzka, Kai Havertz and Ilkay Gundogan gave them a 3-0 dwelling win over Iceland in a lopsided Group J conflict on Thursday.
Goretzka and Havertz fired the Germans right into a 2-0 lead contained in the opening seven minutes earlier than Gundogan sealed victory with a scorching low shot from 25 metres within the 56th.
The match went forward after two German gamers, Jonas Hofmann and Marcel Halstenberg, had been quarantined earlier on Thursday as Hofmann examined optimistic for COVID-19 and Halstenberg was recognized as a class one contact.
Germany took the lead after a pleasant transfer as Joshua Kimmich discovered Serge Gnabry within the penalty space with a superbly weighed cross and the latter touched it again for Goretzka to volley dwelling within the third minute.
Havertz made it 2-0 after one other defence-splitting cross from Kimmich launched Leroy Sane who squared it again for the Chelsea ahead to twist in a low first-time shot from 12 metres.
The house facet took their toes off the pedal after Gundogan’s strike however may have added the fourth as Gnabry hit the submit with a rasping shot within the seventieth minute.
(Writing by Zoran Milosavljevic; Modifying by Pritha Sarkar)