Germany 5-2 Italy: Werner scores twice in two minutes to sink Italy

Germany 5-2 Italy: Timo Werner scores twice in two minutes as Hansi Flick’s side earn a resounding first win of their Nations League campaign to move up to second and leave Azzurri third in England’s group

  • Joshua Kimmich fired in the 10th minute before a spot-kick from Ilkay Gundogan
  • Thomas Muller made it three shortly after the break to put Germany 3-0 up
  • Chelsea’s Timo Werner scored twice in two minutes to make it five against Italy
  • Wilfried Gnonto and Alessandro Bastoni clawed two back for the Azzuri late on

Germany demolished Italy 5-2 on Tuesday with a sparkling display of attacking football for their first Nations League A Group Three win, snapping a four-game winless run and stretching their unbeaten streak under coach Hansi Flick.

In Germany’s best performance under Flick, Timo Werner struck twice after goals from Joshua Kimmich, Ilkay Gundogan and Thomas Muller had put them in the driving seat. 

Teenager Wilfried Gnonto pulled one back in the 78th and Alessandro Bastoni headed in a second for the visitors.

Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich fired Germany into the lead in the 10th minute against Italy

Gianluigi Donnarumma and Leonardo Spinazzola could not stop Kimmich scoring the opener

This was Germany’s first Nations League win in four matches, having drawn all three of their opening games in the tournament.

Flick is now unbeaten in 13 matches since taking over last year. 

Germany, looking to peak at the year-ending World Cup in Qatar following a first round exit in 2018, are now on six points.

Ilkay Gundogan doubled the advantage from the spot in added time at the end of the first half

Thomas Muller made it three shortly after half-time and celebrated with his club team-mate

Chelsea striker Timo Werner scored two goals in two minutes to hand Germany a five goal lead

Germany climbed to second spot with six points in Group A3, one point behind Hungary in first

The 5-2 victory was Germany’s first win of the tournament so far having drawn their last three

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