The 2010 FIFA World Cup Golden Boot winner Thomas Muller came off the bench to net Germany’s winning goals as the German fought from behind to pip Romania 2-1 in a World Cup qualifying match on Saturday, October 9th, 2021.
This was Muller’s first competitive goal since 2017 where his last competitive goal for his nation was against Azerbaijan in March 2017, having been exiled for two years under Joachim Low.
This was only the second time that Germany have ever won a competitive home game after trailing at half-time. The other was a 4-1 win over Estonia in August 1937.
Scottish Premier league champions Glasgow Rangers’ Ianis Hagi son to the legendary Real Madrid and Barcelona striker Gheorghe Hagi gave Romania a shock lead.
German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry drilled in a leveller from outside the box.
Substitute Muller turned home a late winner at the back post after Leon Goretzka flicked on a corner.
Germany have won all four games since former Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick replaced Low after Euro 2020.
Germany could book their place at the World Cup on Monday if they beat North Macedonia and Armenia fail to beat Romania.
The Group J leaders are now six points clear of North Macedonia, who beat Liechtenstein 4-0, and Armenia, who drew 1-1 with Iceland, with three games to go.