Germany returned to violence at the beginning of the Hansi Flick era . In the first three matches coached by Flick, Die Mannschaft showed impressive results.
Flick officially handle Germany last August. The former Bayern Munich coach replaces Joachim Loew, who resigned after Germany crashed out in the last 16 of Euro 2020.
Flick’s debut was marked by a 2-0 win over Liechtenstein in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers last week. After that, Hansi Flick’s Germany won consecutive landslide victories over Armenia with a score of 6-0 (5/9), and Iceland 4-0 which had just been played.
However, there is something even better than just recording 100 percent wins in the first three matches. Germany played fiercely after scoring 12 goals without conceding a single!
After Germany’s victory over Iceland, Flick said he was satisfied. However, the 56-year-old coach said Germany had not yet reached its best performance.
“We still don’t have many training sessions. We managed to get nine points, which is our target. The way we play football is progressing,” said Hansi Flick on the DFB’s official website.
I’m completely satisfied. Although of course there are still things we can do better. The last pass and the belief that we want to score is sometimes missing. These are the things that still remain. We have to fix it.”
This smooth pace makes Germany firmly top the standings of Group J of the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers with 15 points from six matches. Furthermore, Hansi Flick will lead Germany against Romania and North Macedonia in October.
2022 World Cup Qualification: Germany beat Iceland 4-0
Germany picked up a third straight win in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers . Come to Iceland , Germany won easily with a final score of 4-0.
The Iceland vs Germany match was held at the Laugardagsvollur Stadium, Thursday (9/9/2021) at dawn WIB. Die Mannschaft immediately stepped on the gas by scoring quick goals through Serge Gnabry and Antonio Ruediger to take a two-goal lead in the first half.
Leroy Sane and Timo Werner completed Germany’s win by scoring an additional goal each after the break.
With this result Germany continues to top the Group J standings after collecting 15 points from six matches. While Iceland is still perched in fifth place with four points.
Gnabry surprised the Icelandic public after breaking into Hannes Hallodorsson’s goal when the game had just started four minutes through a slick teamwork.
Niklas Suele sent a long ball to Joshua Kimmich in the D area, Sane passed the ball with a low pass which Gnabry finished with a flick from the front of goal. Germany leads 1-0.
Germany managed to increase its lead to 2-0 20 minutes later. Starting from a free kick that was executed by Kimmich on the right side, Ruediger immediately headed the ball towards the far post which Halodarsson could not reach. This score lasted until the break.
After the restart, Germany maintained its dominance over Iceland. Before the game rolled on an hour, Sane carved his name on the scoreboard to add to Germany’s 3-0 advantage.
Timo Werner chased a through ball from midfield, but lost quickly to Hallodorsson who came out of the net to rush into a clearance. Sane’s one-two collaboration with Goretzka was ended by the player named at the start with a shot that nestled in the net over the Iceland goal.
In the 88th minute, Germany ended Iceland’s resistance with the fourth goal. After receiving a pass from Hofmann down the right, Kimmich sent the ball to Kai Havertz on the edge of the box. He then fired a short ball to Timo Werner who finished with a shot that went past Hallodorsson but hit the post before going into the net.
ICELAND: Halldorsson, Fjoluson, Saevarsson, Brynyar Bjarnason, Birkir Bjarnason, Johann Gudhmunsson (Thorsteinsson 71 ‘), Palsson (Baldursson 90 + 1’), Albert Gudmunsson (Gudjohnsen 80 ‘) Helgason, Johannesson (Sigurdsson 71’)
JERMAN: Neuer, Ruediger, Suele (Gosens 60 ‘), Kehrer, Guendogan, Hofmann (Klostermann 46’), Goretzka, Gnabry (Havertz 46), Kimmich, Werner, Sane (Musiala 59 ‘)
2022 World Cup Qualification: Germany beat Armenia 6-0
Germany won its second victory in the Hansi Flick era. Germany scored six goals against Armenia in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers .
The Germany vs Armenia match was held at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Monday (6/9/2021) early morning WIB. Serge Gnabry contributed two German goals, followed by one each from Marco Reus, Timo Werner and Jonas Hofmann and Karim Adeyemi.
With this result, Die Mannschaft has the right to top the Group J standings after collecting 12 points from five matches. Germany evicted Armenia to second place on 10 points, one point ahead of Romania (3) and two points clear of North Macedonia (4).
Germany’s goal feast began in the sixth minute after Gnabry found the net which was guarded by David Yurchenko. From attacks made from the right, Gnabry slipped behind the Armenian defense. The Bayern player finished with a volley from a tight angle. Germany leads 1-0.
Less than 10 minutes later, Gnabry increased the score to 2-0. Leroy Sane dribbling the ball on the left side of the penalty box, then Goretzka’s collaboration with Marco Reus ended with a low cross which Gnabry successfully grabbed.
In the 35th minute, it was Reus’ turn to thrill the Armenian goal. Sane’s pass was continued by Timo Werner with a pull bait from the front of goal. Reus ran from behind to finish with a flick in front of the six-yard box.
Ahead of the break, Germany completed its dominance with a fourth goal. Joshua Kimmich crossed for Goretzka in the box, then headed a header into Werner’s path. Without difficulty, Werner finished with a right-footed shot to make it 4-0.
Germany’s goal feast continued after the restart. In the 52nd minute, Hofmann scored the fifth goal so the score is now 5-0 over Armenia. Kimmich fired a corner outside the penalty box, Hofmann immediately continued with a low shot that penetrated the Armenia defense and then nestled in the bottom corner of the goal.
Germany almost scored a sixth goal in the 62nd minute. Florian Wirtz teamed up with Jamal Musiala on the left in the end with a pull pass into the six yard box. Hofmann standing at the far post fired a shot towards goal, but was cleared right on the line.
After 80 game time, Germany were again denied a sixth goal after Werner was ruled offside. After that, Goretzka fired hard from the edge of the penalty box although Yurchenko could still drive away.
Finally the sixth goal that Germany was looking for was born in injury time. Substitute Karim Adeyemi completed Germany’s goal feast after completing Writz’s pass.
GERMANY: Neuer, Ruediger, Suele, Kehrer (Raum 83′), Hofmann, Goretzka, Gnabry (Adeyemi 72′), Kimmich (Guendogan 61′), Reus (Wirtz 61′), Werner, Sane (Musiala 60′)
ARMENIA: Yurchenko, Hambardzumyan (Terteyan 57′), Haroyan, Voskanyan, Mkhitarnyan, Hovhannisyan, Grioryan, Angulo (Udo 46′), Bayramyan (Avenesyan 82′), Barseghyan (Bichakchyan 70′), Adamyan (Geloyan 46′)