Germany v North Macedonia, 31 March 2021

Score2-1 to North Macedonia
RefereeSergei Karasev
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Europe group J
VenueMSV-Arena, Duisburg
Kick-off: 8.45pm local Played behind closed doors due to COVID-19 restrictions.

1  Germany

Manager: Joachim Löw

2  North Macedonia

Manager: Igor Angelovski

Goals:

İlkay Gündogan penalty 63 P

Goals:

Goran Pandev 45 G
Eljif Elmas 85 G

Starting lineup:

Defender Matthias Ginter
Defender Antonio Rüdiger
Defender/Midfielder Emre Can
Defender/Midfielder Joshua Kimmich
Midfielder Robin Gosens
Midfielder İlkay Gündogan (captain)
Midfielder/Forward Serge Gnabry
Midfielder/Forward Leon Goretzka
Midfielder/Forward Kai Havertz
Midfielder/Forward Leroy Sané

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski
Defender Visar Musliu
Defender Stefan Ristovski
Defender/Midfielder Arijan Ademi
Defender/Midfielder Ezgjan Alioski
Defender/Midfielder Darko Velkovski
Midfielder Enis Bardhi
Midfielder Boban Nikolov
Midfielder/Forward Eljif Elmas
Midfielder/Forward Goran Pandev (captain)

Substitutions:

Timo Werner for Kai Havertz 56
Amin Younes for Robin Gosens 56
Jamal Musiala for Matthias Ginter 89

Substitutions:

Egzon Bejtulai for Boban Nikolov 59
Stefan Spirovski for Aleksandr Trajkovski 72
Kire Ristevski for Ezgjan Alioski 90
Vlatko Stojanovski for Goran Pandev 90

Cards:

Robin Gosens 28 Y
Antonio Rüdiger 37 Y
Leroy Sané 46 Y
Jamal Musiala 89 Y
Emre Can 90 Y

Cards:

Darko Velkovski 5 Y
Eljif Elmas 67 Y
Goran Pandev 77 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Bernd Leno
Goalkeeper Kevin Trapp
Defender Philipp Max
Defender Jonathan Tah
Defender/Midfielder Lukas Klostermann
Midfielder Jamal Musiala
Midfielder Florian Neuhaus
Midfielder Florian Wirtz
Midfielder Amin Younes
Forward Timo Werner

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Martin Bogatinov
Goalkeeper Damjan Siskovski
Defender Egzon Bejtulai
Defender Kire Ristevski
Defender/Forward Stefan Askovski
Midfielder Stefan Spirovski
Forward Ferhan Hasani
Forward Agim Ibraimi
Forward Marjan Radeski
Forward Krste Velkoski

Comments:

This was Germany's first defeat in their last 36 FIFA World Cup qualifiers since England's 5-1 win in Munich on 1 September 2001 (won 30). Had they avoided defeat in this game, they would have equalled their longest-ever such run set from March 1934 to September 1985 (36 games).