Chelsea forward Kai Havertz was on target for Germany as they ended their Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign with an away win over Armenia in Group J.
The Germans had sealed qualification for Qatar 2022 in October, but that didn’t stop them from recording two wins from as many games this month to end their qualifying campaign in style.
Chelsea attacker Havertz missed the first of the two games with a dead leg and without him in the squad, Germany thrashed 10-man Lichtenstein 9-0 at home. In the absence of Havertz, Bayern Munich and German football legend Thomas Mueller led the line and he was responsible for two of the nine goals. Just like what was obtainable with Mueller, Bayern Munich teammate Leroy Sane also weighed in with two goals.
Apart from Mueller and Sane, Ilkay Gundogan (penalty), Ridle Baku, Marco Reus, Daniel Kaufmann (own goal) and Maximilian Goppel (own goal) were also on target for four-time world champions Germany. Lichtenstein played 83 minutes with ten men after Jens Hoper was sent off in the seventh minute for a high boot challenge on Leon Goretzka in the penalty box and Manchester City midfielder Gundogan was on hand to score the opening goal of the match from the resulting penalty.
For the Armenia game, the goal from Chelsea player Havertz on 15 minutes gave Germany a slimadvantage until the fourth minute of added time when Gundogan added a second goal from the penalty spot. Gundogan then completed his brace five minutes after restart. AS Roma playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan pulled one back for the Armenians from the penalty spot around the hour mark after Borussia Moenchengladbach star Florian Neuhaus was penalised for a foul in the box. Another Borussia Moenchengladbach player in Jonas Hofmann wrapped up the result with a fourth German goal on 64 minutes to ensure that their winning run goes on.