In an outstanding start to FIFFA World Cup Qualifiers, Germany won its first match with Iceland with 3-0 goals. It was the first match of Germany in 2021 and they made their mark at the beginning of the year. Germans will now play with Romania on March 29.
What does this victory mean for Joachim Low?
Joachim Low has announced that he would step down as head coach of Germany after summer’s Euros and as head coach, he had overseen 189 matches including 31 matches across three World Cup qualifying campaigns. And Germany wanted to give a memorable farewell to their world cup winning coach.
How the three goals were scored?
The first goal was quick within three minutes into the game when Joshua Kimmich jumped the ball over the Iceland defense to Serge Gnabry who played it back for Goretzka to score the first goal.
Kimmich again chipped in to pass the ball to Leroy Sane who was down the left and a fine shot by Sane was turned into the second goal in the seventh minute by Kai Havertz.
Germans scored their third and the last goal of the match in the 56th minute when Ilkay Gundogan turned an opportunity into a goal with the help of Serge Gnabry who plays as a winger in the team.
Did Iceland get an opportunity to score a goal?
The only opportunity Iceland had when their midfielder Runar Sigurjonsson had a wide shot to the German goal but the shot was blocked wide off the German center back Antonio Rüdiger.