Gnabry Seals Germany Win In Bucharest As Team Stages Fresh Rights Protest
Zeeshan Mehtab 17 days ago Mon 29th March 2021 | 08:20 AM
Bucharest, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 29th Mar, 2021 ) :A first-half goal by Serge Gnabry was enough to seal a tight 1-0 away win for Germany against Romania on Sunday in their World Cup qualifier as the Germans again protested in support of human rights.
Bayern Munich winger Gnabry has now scored 15 goals in just 19 appearances for the national team.
Germany out-muscled their hosts with 18 shots on goal, twice as many as the Romanians.
However, the hosts finished stronger with clear chances in the dying stages.
"We could have made it easier for ourselves," admitted Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich.
"We were lucky in the 90th minute that they didn't equalise.
His untroubled build-up was reflected when he was caught on camera singing the chorus of the Barry White hit "You're the First, the Last, My Everything" before the pre-match press conference.
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The cryptic message was intended to draw attention to the United Nations's 30-point declaration of Human Rights.
"And we stand for the 30 articles. We wanted to show that again." Having also raced into an early lead in Thursday's 3-0 win over Iceland in Duisburg, Germany again wasted no time as the same team started against Romania.
It was almost 2-0 four minutes later when Kimmich clattered the crossbar with a deflected shot from 25 metres.
It stayed 1-0 at the break, but Romania goalkeeper Florin Nita kept his side in the game with a string of saves early in the second-half.
With an hour gone, Nita gratefully gathered the ball after Ilkay Gundogan failed to get a clean strike.
Nita was again called into action with ten minutes left to parry a shot by Chelsea striker Timo Werner.
Then Nicolae Stanciu broke away, but could only fire into the side netting as the visitors held on.