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North Macedonia Vs Germany World Cup LIVE Football Score 11 Oct 2021

North Macedonia Vs Germany World Cup LIVE Football Score 11 Oct 2021

MATCH INFO

Start date: 11 Oct 2021 23:45
Location: Skopje Venue: Toše Proeski Arena
Referee: Danny Desmond Makkelie, Netherlands
Avg. cards: 0.24 3.68

ABOUT THE MATCH

Germany travel to the Tose Proeski Arena in Skopje to take on North Macedonia on Monday evening as the World Cup 2022 European qualifiers head towards their conclusion.

The visitors sit comfortably top of Group J with a near-perfect record, whilst the hosts moved up to the all-important second spot after a victory in their last game.

North Macedonia can match their upcoming opponents in having lost just once in their qualification campaign to this point.

That loss came in the opening group game against Romania, where the Lions found themselves on the wrong end of a five-goal thriller, but the painful defeat seemingly had no effect on morale as the team has produced some stellar results since then.

One of those came in the reverse fixture against Germany. The now-retired Goran Pandev put the underdogs in front just before half time and, after an Ilkay Gundogan equaliser from the penalty spot, Elif Elmas struck in the 85th minute to seal a shock 2-1 win.

Last time out, a convincing if somewhat predictable 4-0 victory over Liechtenstein – thanks to goals from Darko VelkovskiEzgjan AlioskiBoban Nikolov and Darko Churlinov – saw Blagoja Milevski‘s side move up into the playoff spot in Group J as Romania lost to Germany and Armenia could only draw with Iceland.

A first ever trip to the World Cup is now North Macedonia’s to lose and, whilst Germany make for fearsome opposition, Milevski will be able to remind them of their giant-killing exploits in Duisburg back in March.

Germany have all but secured top spot and automatic qualification – and could well do so on Monday – but will potentially be more focused on exacting revenge on their hosts after that shock defeat.

It was a frustrating game for what was at that time Joachim Low‘s side, with Leon Goretzka striking the woodwork and Timo Werner fluffing his lines as he scuffed wide from eight yards out with the score at 1-1.

New manager Hansi Flick has enjoyed a perfect start to his time in charge of the German national team, with four victories in his first four games and just one goal conceded.

That goal did come in the most recent game, though, as Die Mannschaft recovered from a goal down against Romania.

Ianis Hagi put his side ahead after just nine minutes, but Serge Gnabry equalised early in the first half and Thomas Muller found a winner late on – with his 40th goal for the national team – to keep up Flick’s 100% record heading into the final three qualifiers.

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