Leroy Sane and Thomas Müller both scored twice as Germany cruised to a 9-0 victory over Liechtenstein in a FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifying match in Wolfsburg.
Within the first ten minutes, Germany was awarded a penalty after Jens Hofer’s high boot caught Leon Goretzka in the box. Before Ilkay Gündogan could score the penalty kick, the Liechtenstein defender was sent off.
Freiburg captain Christian Günter’s cross was turned into an own goal by Daniel Kaufmann, doubling the hosts’ lead in Wolfsburg. Sane added a third after finishing off a one-touch move involving Marco Reus and Goretzka.
Only a minute later, the Borussia Dortmund captain got one of his own when he put away a loose ball after the goalkeeper failed to hold a cross in front of Sane. In the first half, Liechtenstein only had one shot from over 30 yards, but it was well off target, and Manuel Neuer remained a spectator at the Volkswagen Arena.
Ridle Baku, Germany’s other Wolf, curled one into the far top corner on his weaker left foot for the best shot of the night. With minutes remaining, Müller scored his second goal, crashing in off the underside of the bar. When Max Göppel headed into his own net before the night was out, it was nine o’clock. Germany has already secured their place in Qatar for next winter after winning eight of their nine games in Group J, with one game remaining in Armenia on Sunday.
Germany vs Liechtenstein 9-0 Highlights: 2022 World Cup Qualifiers
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’)