(EFE) .- Germany, with a goal from Thomas Müller in the last minutes, beat Romania 2-1 this Friday in a game that was more difficult than expected and in which the marker.
Iannis Hagi put Romania ahead in the 9th minute, Serge Gnabry leveled for Germany in the 52nd and Thomas Müller scored the Germans’ winning goal in the 81st minute.
Germany came out with almost the same line-up as their last game, in which they had beaten Armenia, with the only change from Marc André ter Stegen, who was in goal to replace Manuel Nuer, out due to muscular problems.
Romania opted for defending as a block – at times it had up to nine players in its area – and looking for quick exits to counterattack in each recovery of the ball.
In the first minutes his approach worked. In the 5th a deflected shot from Tosca was the first warning and in the 9th Iannis Hagi opened the scoring with a shot inside the area after tunneling Antonio Rüdiger.
The advantage was not unfair. The Romanian approach worked and Hagi created danger again after Puscas stole a ball from Thilo Kehrer, while Germany seemed not to enter the game and were delayed in shooting on goal.
As the minutes passed, the Germans seemed to settle down and better control the game from recoveries in the opposite half.
Getting close to the Romanian goal was difficult for Germany. There were too many legs in the visiting area, but at times he managed to corner Romania and began to generate scoring chances.
The two clearest were a deflected shot from Serge Gnabry after a cross from Marco Reus that caused anxiety in the small Romanian area in the 17th minute and a strong shot from Reus that stopped Nita in the 34th cross from Niklas Süle.
Rüdiger and Gnabry also tried with shots from outside the area before the break.
The tie came later, in the 52nd minute, with a satin shot by Gnabry from the half moon and Germany continued to insist and maintain control although at times they suffered from Romanian counterattacks.
German pressure was great but opportunities were rare. It was almost always missed on the last pass.
At the end, on a corner kick taken by Kimmich from the right came the second German goal. Leon Goretzka prolonged the ball with his head into the first post and in the second Müller appeared to score with his right leg.