Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Northern Ireland Vs Germany 0 – 2 [HIGHLIGHTS]

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Germany’s Euro 2020 qualifying campaign is back on course as Joachim Loew’s side edged to a nervy 2-0 win over Northern Ireland in Belfast on Monday, September 9.

The victory sees Germany go top of Group C and ends Northern Ireland’s spotless record in qualifying so far, as the first game in five that Michael O’Neill’s side has failed to win.

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Germany came to Belfast under mounting pressure after their 4-2 home defeat by the Netherlands in Hamburg last Friday, and their nerves showed in the first half against a fearless Northern Ireland side.

Left-back Halstenberg broke the deadlock with an inch-perfect half-volley just after the break, smashing a bouncing ball into the top corner to pick up his first-ever international goal.

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Bayern Munich winger Gnabry finally sealed the win two minutes into injury time, squeezing the ball past Peacock-Farrell from the tightest of angles.

Germany now leapfrogs Northern Ireland to go top of Group C on goal difference, with both sides having picked up 12 points from their opening five games.

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