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Not many would have expected football minnows North Macedonia to get a victory over Germany, especially on Germany’s soil, but it happened.
North Macedonia defied the odds to beat Germany 2-1 in Duisburg, and Chelsea striker Timo Werner didn’t give a good account of himself in the game. The 25-year-old shockingly missed from 8 yards, a chance that should have given Germany the lead.
Germany would eventually concede a late goal and seal a rare World Cup qualifying defeat.
Meanwhile, Macedonian fans were excited with the victory, which led to great celebration in Macedonia. One local newspaper handed Werner a citizen’s identity card to thank him for the missed chances.
Speaking after the game, Germany boss Joachim Low was particularly left unimpressed with the miss by Werner.
When asked about Werner’s miss after his side’s defeat in Duisburg, Low told RTL: “He must put that ball away, no question at all.
“He has shown here he can score goals.
“But he doesn’t hit the ball right with his left foot, if he makes a clean contact with the ball it’s a goal.”