Chelsea duo Kai Havertz and Timo Werner as well as former Chelsea academy graduate Jamal Musiala were instrumental on Monday night as they helped Germany to a crushing 4-0 win away at North Macedonia. The win ensured that Germany would top Group J of their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying group, thus becoming the first nation to book their ticket for the upcoming finals in Qatar.
Taking on the hosts at the Tose Proeski Arena in Skopje, Germany were initially left frustrated by the North Macedonians as the home side forced a goalless draw, however in the 50th minute Champions League winner Havertz worked his magic, latching onto a Thomas Muller pass and slotting home Germany’s first goal of the game.
Muller once again proved himself to be quite the creator in the 70th minute, flicking the ball towards Havertz’s Chelsea teammate Werner who then slammed home past North Macedonian goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski.
Werner then bagged his second in the 73rd minute, before Bayern Munich youngster Musiala confidently scored his first German goal to seal the win in the 83rd minute.
It was a moment to remember for 18-year old Musiala, who had represented England in various age groups before declaring his senior allegiance to Germany through his mother.
The win ensured that Germany would pull themselves away from Romania, North Macedonia, and Armenia as they clinched themselves a ticket to Qatar 2022 by virtue of winning Group J. The four-time world champions will make their 20th appearance in the World Cup, the second-most behind Brazil’s 21 appearances.
Romania, North Macedonia, and Armenia will fight it out for a ticket to the play-offs by finishing as Group J runners-up.