REYKJAVIK (REUTERS) – Winger Leroy Sane scored one goal and made another as Germany made it three wins in a row with a resounding 4-0 victory over Iceland in World Cup qualifying Group J on Wednesday (Sept 8).

The Germans, who suffered a shock 2-1 loss to North Macedonia in March, took the lead in the fifth minute when Sane played in Serge Gnabry to score, and Antonio Rudiger added a second with a header from a free kick 20 minutes later.

Iceland had a number of decent chances but Sane killed the game off when he rifled the ball into the roof of the net after another flowing German attack 11 minutes into the second half, and Timo Werner added a late fourth.

Germany top the group on 15 points, four ahead of Armenia. Romania are third on 10 points with four games left to play, with Iceland fifth on four points.

Last modified: September 9, 2021