North Macedonia inflict historic World Cup qualifying defeat on Germany

North Macedonia inflict historic World Cup qualifying defeat on Germany

The Guardian

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North Macedonia stunned Germany with a 2-1 World Cup qualifying victory in Duisburg, as Eljif Elmas’s 85th-minute winner earned the Balkan country what is surely their greatest ever win.

Germany dominated the first half with 70% possession, but although Leon Goretzka hit the crossbar it was the visitors who took the lead when the 37-year-old forward Goran Pandev was left unmarked in the box to tap home in first-half stoppage time.

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