2018 FIFA World Cup: Germany equal qualifying GD record

2018 FIFA World Cup: Germany equal qualifying GD record

World champions, Germany have set a marker after ending their world cup qualifying series in style, following a 5-1 demolition of Azerbaijan.

Leon Goretzka scored a brace, while further goals from Sandro Wagner, Emre Can and a Javid Huseynov own goal sealed a comfortable win for Die Mannschaft over Azerbaijan, whose consolation came courtesy of a fine goal by Ramil Sheyderyov.

Sunday’s home win was Germany’s tenth of the series, and 16th consecutive win in the FIFA World Cup qualfiers, equaling a world record, as Joachim Loew’s side ended the campaign with a perfect record, and another record, a +39 goal difference, a European record.

After the win on Sunday, Germany finished the campaign scoring 43goals, conceding a miserly four, for a goal difference of +39, the best in Europe, beating the +33goals record set in 1998 by Romania.

Germany will have big wins against San Marino, and the 6-0 routing of Norway last month to thank for their incredible record, as they will defend their title at the back of a perfect qualifying campaign.

Their 43 goals scored is also a record, with Thomas Mueller and Sandro Wagner as top scorers for Germany, after scoring five goals respectively.

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