World Cup Qualification UEFA • Group J
  • 2nd Half
  • Iceland
  • Germany
  • PálssonBaldursson
    89'
  • Werner
    89'
  • GudmundssonGudjohnsen
    80'
  • GoretzkaWirtz
    80'
  • GudmundssonThorsteinsson
    71'
  • JohannessonSigurdsson
    71'
  • Pálsson
    60'
  • SüleGosens
    60'
  • SanéMusiala
    60'
  • Sané
    56'
  • 1/2 Time
  • Iceland
  • Germany
  • HofmannKlostermann
    45'
  • GnabryHavertz
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • Iceland
  • Germany
  • Bjarnason
    33'
  • Rüdiger
    24'
  • Gnabry
    4'
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Iceland - Germany

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Full-time: Germany move four points clear at the top of Group J thanks to this convincing victory over Iceland, with Serge Gnabry, Antonio Rudiger, Leroy Sane and finally Timo Werner registering on the scoresheet.

90'

Iceland sub: Baldursson comes on for Palsson. Fair play to the home fans, who haven't stopped shouting and singing all night.

90'

Four minutes of added time to play!

  • Timo Werner
    GoalTimo WernerGermanyGOAL! Iceland 0-4 Germany (Timo Werner): Werner finally gets on the scoresheet! It's a neat goal too as his shot crashes off the post but spins over the line.
89'

GOAL! Iceland 0-4 Germany (Timo Werner): Werner finally gets on the scoresheet! It's a neat goal too as his shot crashes off the post but spins over the line.

86' 

Kehrer requires treatment after a clash of heads with Gudjohnsen and that may well force the German defender off.

83'

Werner's frustrations grow as he's flagged offside. In this creative Germany side, he may well get another opportunity tonight but you get the feeling his confidence is shattered.

80'

Subs: Iceland's Albert Gudmundsson makes way for Andri Gudjohnsen for the final 10 minutes, while Florian Wirtz comes on for Goretzka.

76' 

Musiala, who is certainly one to watch in the future, dances towards goal and sees his shot deflected behind for another corner.

75' 

Germany have had 71 per cent of possession tonight - almost 600 passes completed!

72'

Save! Gundogan tries to get in on the act but goalkeeper Halldorsson comes to Iceland's rescue once again. The home side are clearly tiring and I wouldn't rule out another goal or two for Germany.

71'

Iceland subs: Jon Dagur Porsteinsson and A Sigurdsson are on for the hosts, with Johan Gudmundsson and Johannesson coming off.

68' 

It has been another night to forget in front of goal for the Chelsea forward...

66'

Double save! Another chances and goes for Werner as he doesn't get the necessary power to beat Halldorsson, who jumps back to his feet quickly to deny Havertz!

63'

Goal ruled out! A delightful strike from Gortezka hits the back of the net - but this one isn't going to count either - offside!

61'

Oh my, that's a sitter! Musiala's fine pass leaves Werner with what looks a simple finish but with the goal gaping he spoons his effort over the bar!

60'

Yellow card! Palsson finally goes into the book for an accumulation of fouls.

59'

Germany subs: That will be Sane's last meaningful action as he's replaced by Jamal Musiala, while Robin Gosens comes on for Niklas Sule.

  • Leroy Sané
    GoalLeroy SanéGermanyGOAL! Iceland 0-3 Germany (Leroy Sane): Havertz, take note! The angle is against Sane but he blasts a shot into the roof of the net following a Goretzka pass. Unstoppable!
56'

GOAL! Iceland 0-3 Germany (Leroy Sane): Havertz, take note! The angle is against Sane but he blasts a shot into the roof of the net following a Goretzka pass. Unstoppable!

55'

Miss! Would you believe it! Germany carve open the Iceland defence on the counter-attack but Havertz, with the goal at his mercy after brilliant work by Werner, inexplicably fires wide!

53' 

Much, much better from Iceland since the restart; they're moving the ball a lot quicker.

51' 

That would have made things interesting but it wasn't to be for Iceland on this occasion.

49'

Goal ruled out! Johann Gudmundsson's fantastic strike from distance crashes off the frame of the post and his namesake Albert is there to tap home the rebound... but it's not going to count; he's offside!

48'

Chance! Terrific movement from Werner sees him released one-on-one with the goalkeeper but his shot is weak and Halldorsson makes a comfortable stop.

47' 

It's probably more of a damage-limitation job for Iceland now, to be honest. Although they did have one or two opportunities in the first-half.

46'

Kick-off! We're back underway in Iceland; can the hosts stage a remarkable comeback or will Germany inflict more pain?

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Double Germany change: Kai Havertz replaces Gnabry and Manuel Klostermann comes on for Hofmann.

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Half-time: Germany are in cruise control in Reykjavik thanks to goals by Serge Gnabry and Antonio Rudiger.

43'

Chance! Gudmundsson has a great chance to halve the deficit as the ball is worked to him inside the box following a lovely sweeping move, but he doesn't have the confidence to shoot with his right. When he finally shifts it to his left, Rudiger has closed in, exerting enough pressure to put the Icelandic forward off and his tame shot is easily saved by Neuer.

40' 

Despite their comfortable lead, Germany are showing no sign of complacency, pressing intensely in midfield to win back possession.

37' 

It's a disappointing effort from Sane as although he gets it up and over the wall he can't find the dip as it hits the stands.

36' 

Rudiger's shot is blacked by Palsson and Germany will have a corner. Kimmich's delivery is dealt with but then Johannesson fouls Gundogan, conceding a free-kick 25 yards out in a central area. Sane is over it...

33' 

Hold on... is the yellow card going to be upgraded to a red? VAR is having a look... but no, Bjarnason is going to stay on the field.

32'

The yellow card is out for Bjarnason for a reckless challenge on Kehrer. He can have no complaints. Playing as one of the three in midfield, that will make his night much more difficult.

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27'

Save! A smart stop from the 37-year-old Hallsorsson as he parries Goretzka's shot behind for a corner.

  • Antonio Rüdiger
    GoalAntonio RüdigerGermanyGOAL! Iceland 0-2 Germany (Antonio Rudiger): Woeful defending from the visitors as Germany double their lead through Rudiger! After Goretzka draws the foul from Gudmundsson, Kimmich whips in a teasing cross and the Chelsea defender is left unmarked to finish with a bullet header.
24'

GOAL! Iceland 0-2 Germany (Antonio Rudiger): Woeful defending from the visitors as Germany double their lead through Rudiger! After Goretzka draws the foul from Gudmundsson, Kimmich whips in a teasing cross and the Chelsea defender is left unmarked to finish with a bullet header.

22' 

Werner and Gnabry link up as Germany move the ball quickly but there's no way through on this occasion.

20' 

Iceland have done well to recover from conceding so early in the game and they're slowly working their way into the contest.

17'

Save! Neuer is called into action for the first time this evening, and this is so much better from Iceland. A sweeping move down the left opens up the space for Johannesson to shoot from an acute angle and although it's a comfortable save for the German goalkeeper it'll lift Iceland's morale.

15' 

Rudiger catches Gudmundsson with his left arm, giving Iceland a chance to pump the ball into the visitors' penalty area. But Germany deal with the in-swinger quite comfortably.

13' 

The early goal has failed to silence the home supporters, though, who trying to get their team going by engaging in the Icelandic thunderclap.

11' 

Hard to believe it's now five years since Iceland famously knocked England out of the Euros. There are plenty of survivors from that night in their squad but sadly many are coming to the end of their careers.

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7' 

Well, that's the last thing Iceland needed. There are few goals in their side and now they're being forced into 'Plan B' already.

  • Serge Gnabry
    GoalSerge GnabryGermanyGOAL! Iceland 0-1 Germany (Serge Gnabry): Germany are ahead already! Kimmich controls a ball over the top on his chest and rolls it back to Sane, whose first-time pass is delightful to set up Gnabry for a tap-in at the far post. The linesman's flag is up immediately but after a lengthy VAR review the goal is awarded.
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GOAL! Iceland 0-1 Germany (Serge Gnabry): Germany are ahead already! Kimmich controls a ball over the top on his chest and rolls it back to Sane, whose first-time pass is delightful to set up Gnabry for a tap-in at the far post. The linesman's flag is up immediately but after a lengthy VAR review the goal is awarded.

3' 

There are just over 3,000 home fans in attendance tonight. Germany, as expected, are bossing the early possession and force their first corner, which they play short. Sane delivers a cross to the near post but it's cleared by the boys in blue.

  • 1st Half
1'

Kick-off! Germany, in their famous white strip and black shorts, get us underway in Iceland!

19:43 

It's time for the national anthems which means kick-off is just moments away...

19:40 

FIVE minutes until kick-off! Will Germany take control of Group J or have Iceland got a surprise up their sleeve?

19:35 

TEAMS IN FULL - Iceland XI: Halldorsson, Saevarsson, Bjarnason, Fjoluson, Skulason, B.Bjarnason, Palsson, Johannesson, J. Gudmundsson, A. Gudmundsson, Helgason.. subs: Gunnarsson, Runarsson, Thorarinsson, Hermannsson, Kjartansson, Sigurdsson, Arnason, Baldursson, Eyjolfsson, Sampsted, Thorsteinsson, Gudjohnsen /// Germany XI: Neuer, Hofmann, Sule, Rudiger, Kehrer, Kimmich, Goretzka, Gnabry, Gündogan, Sane, Werner.. subs: Leno, Trapp, Raum, Schlotterbeck, Havertz, Wirtz, Adeyemi, Musiala, Klostermann, Neuhaus, Dahoud, Gosens.

19:25 

Earlier this evening...

19:15 

This is the fourth time these two nations meet, with Germany having won two and drawn the other. Leon Goretzka, Kai Havertz and Ilkay Gundogan were on the scoresheet as Die Mannschaft got off to the winning start in Group J with a 3-0 triumph back in March.

19:10 

Germany top Group J with 12 points from their opening five games, just a point ahead of Armenia who have played a game more. Romania are in third on nine points. So, as you can see, Flick's men still have work to do in their bid to reach Qatar.

18:55 

ICELAND TEAM NEWS: Arnar Vidarsson makes no fewer than six changes to the Iceland who started the 2-2 draw with North Macedonia. Burnley's Johann Berg Gudmundsson captains the side, while Hannes Halldorsson replaces Arsenal goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson.

18:50 

GERMANY TEAM NEWS: Just the one change from the side that thrashed Armenia 6-0 last time out with Ilkay Gundogan replacing the injured Marco Reus. All of the usual suspects are included such as Serge Gnabry, who scored twice on Sunday.

18:45 

Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text digital coverage of the World Cup qualifier between Iceland and Germany. Hansi Flick has made the perfect start to life as Germany boss since taking the reins from Joachim Low, winning his two opening matches in style, and he will look to continue that trend tonight against an Iceland side really down on their luck. Stay with us for team news and all the pre-match hype before the live commentary starts at 19:45.