Germany￼ vs Romania LIVE Football Score 8 Oct 2021
Germany welcome Romania to Hamburg’s Volksparkstadion on Friday evening in the latest round of World Cup 2022 European qualifiers.
The hosts sit comfortably top of Group J, whilst their opponents have fought back from a tough start and are now battling with Armenia and North Macedonia for second place.
New manager Hansi Flick has enjoyed a perfect start to his time in charge of the German national team, with three victories in his first three games and no goals conceded.
Die Mannschaft are not unbeaten in the group as a single loss came, under the tutelage of Flick’s predecessor Joachim Low, against North Macedonia in the final game before their eventful run to the round of 16 at Euro 2020.
The conclusion of that tournament saw Low finally depart after 15 years at the helm with the 61-year-old, despite at one point having been a national hero as he guided to the team to World Cup glory in 2014, perhaps having overstayed his welcome.
Under former Bayern Munich boss Flick, Germany appear to have rediscovered their mojo – they scored 12 and conceded none in the space of a week, as they beat Liechtenstein 2-0, Armenia 6-0 and then Iceland 4-0.
They may have struggled to convert chances in that first game, as they registered 29 shots against minnows Liechtenstein, but the performances in the following two games were mightily impressive and they will be confident of extending their lead at the top of the group in Friday’s game.
Romania will be doing their best to stop them, however, and arguably have more on the line as they battle with two other countries for the second qualification spot.
After a poor run of four consecutive defeats earlier in the year, Mirel Radoi’s side turned a corner and can match Germany in not having conceded in their three previous games.