World champions, Germany have set a marker after ending their world cup qualifying series in style, following a 5-1 demolition of Azerbaijan.
Leon Goretzka scored a brace, while further goals from Sandro Wagner, Emre Can and a Javid Huseynov own goal sealed a comfortable win for Die Mannschaft over Azerbaijan, whose consolation came courtesy of a fine goal by Ramil Sheyderyov.
Sunday’s home win was Germany’s tenth of the series, and 16th consecutive win in the FIFA World Cup qualfiers, equaling a world record, as Joachim Loew’s side ended the campaign with a perfect record, and another record, a +39 goal difference, a European record.
+3️⃣9️⃣ Goal Difference 🤗
A record-breaking @FIFAWorldCup Qualifying campaign 🔝
— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) October 8, 2017
After the win on Sunday, Germany finished the campaign scoring 43goals, conceding a miserly four, for a goal difference of +39, the best in Europe, beating the +33goals record set in 1998 by Romania.
Germany will have big wins against San Marino, and the 6-0 routing of Norway last month to thank for their incredible record, as they will defend their title at the back of a perfect qualifying campaign.
Their 43 goals scored is also a record, with Thomas Mueller and Sandro Wagner as top scorers for Germany, after scoring five goals respectively.