North Macedonia shocked four-time world champions Germany as Eljif Elmas’ late purpose secured a shock win.
Goran Pandev had put North Macedonia forward within the 2022 World Cup qualifier on the stroke of half-time.
Ilkay Gundogan equalised from the penalty spot early within the second half after Leroy Sane had been fouled.
However North Macedonia, ranked sixty fifth on the planet, snatched victory with 5 minutes remaining when Elmas struck from shut vary.
Chelsea ahead Timo Werner missed an excellent likelihood to attain for Joachim Low’s aspect earlier than North Macedonia’s winner however in some way fired broad from shut vary.
‘We have by no means crushed a staff with so many titles’
It was a primary defeat in Group J for Germany and the primary targets that they had conceded in qualifying.
The loss additionally ended their 35-game unbeaten run in World Cup qualifying, stretching again to their 5-1 defeat by England in 2001.
“That is bitterly disappointing,” Low mentioned.
“We weren’t contemporary sufficient, we made errors. Once we performed rapidly we have been harmful however we didn’t discover the instruments to be actually threatening.
“General, it was disappointing to lose like that at house.”
North Macedonia’s win was their second in Group J and means they’re second with six factors, three behind leaders Armenia with Germany third.
“These lads have made North Macedonia proud in opposition to the winners of 4 World Cup titles and three European championships,” North Macedonia coach Igor Angelovski mentioned.
“We have by no means crushed a staff with so many titles. Now we’ve got to get some relaxation as what we’ve got completed nonetheless hasn’t sunk in.”
Earlier than kick-off, Germany’s gamers unfurled a banner supporting human rights.
Germany gamers additionally wore T-shirts to point out help for Qatar migrant staff earlier than their World Cup qualifying win over Iceland on Thursday.
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- 10PandevBooked at 77minsSubstituted forStojanovskiat 90′minutes
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Match ends, Germany 1, North Macedonia 2.
Second Half ends, Germany 1, North Macedonia 2.
Joshua Kimmich (Germany) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Stefan Spirovski (North Macedonia).
Offside, North Macedonia. Vlatko Stojanovski tries a by way of ball, however Arijan Ademi is caught offside.
Try blocked. Vlatko Stojanovski (North Macedonia) proper footed shot from outdoors the field is blocked. Assisted by Eljif Elmas.
Foul by Leon Goretzka (Germany).
Darko Velkovski (North Macedonia) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Emre Can (Germany) is proven the yellow card.
Leon Goretzka (Germany) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Vlatko Stojanovski (North Macedonia).
Try missed. Leroy Sané (Germany) left footed shot from outdoors the field is excessive and broad to the left. Assisted by Amin Younes.
Substitution, North Macedonia. Kire Ristevski replaces Ezgjan Alioski.
Substitution, North Macedonia. Vlatko Stojanovski replaces Goran Pandev.
Substitution, Germany. Jamal Musiala replaces Matthias Ginter.
Jamal Musiala (Germany) is proven the yellow card.
Purpose! Germany 1, North Macedonia 2. Eljif Elmas (North Macedonia) proper footed shot from the centre of the field to the centre of the purpose. Assisted by Arijan Ademi.
Nook, North Macedonia. Conceded by Amin Younes.
Foul by Amin Younes (Germany).
Eljif Elmas (North Macedonia) wins a free kick on the fitting wing.