Thomas Muller was the hero for Germany in their Group J qualifying match against Romania in the World Cup. Muller came off the bench to score the game-winning goal and helped Germany qualify for the World Cup with 2-1. After the Germans won 0-4 over Iceland in World Cup football news, Muller’s late goal secured Germany’s win here too!
Germany came from behind to overcome Romania 2-1 in Hamburg. With these three points that they have secured, they are now six points clear at the top of Group J. And Thomas Muller scored the game’s winning goal to grant Germany their World Cup qualification.
World Cup Football News – Muller’s Late Goal Secured Germany’s Win
After just nine minutes at the Volksparkstadion, the hosts went behind due to Ianis Hagi’s superb individual effort. His goal gave Germany the initial 1-0 lead.
However, Serge Gnabry’s sixth goal of the qualifying campaign levelled the score, and Romania came up 1-1.
This meant that Germany had to perform a turnaround, which they did, late in the game.
Close to death time, Hansi Flick sent in Thomas Muller as a substitute. And the 81st minute, nine minutes from time, saw him celebrating his 107th international cap. He scored by turning home a corner at the far post.
Muller turned 32 last month, but he proved that his penalty-area reflexes are still razor-sharp.
The Bayern Munich forward climbed into seventh place on Germany’s all-time appearances list. And he was in the right place at the right time to score the game-winning goal.
Germany 2-1 Romania
Goals: 0-1 Hagi 9, 1-1 Gnabry 52, 2-1 Müller 81
Bookings: Kehrer; Sanciu, Ratiu, Puscas
Germany: Ter Stegen – Hofmann (Klostermann 85’), Süle, Rüdiger, Kehrer – Kimmich (c), Goretzka – Gnabry, Reus (Havertz 67’), Sane – Werner (Müller 67’)
Romania: Nita – Rus, Chiriches (c), Burca (Manea 50’) – Ratiu, Stanciu (Albu 82’), Marin, Tosca – Hagi (Maxim 60’), Puscas (Mitrita 82’), Mihaila (Ivan 60’)