Timo Werner missed a superb chance, as North Macedonia handed a star-studded German side their first qualifying defeat since 2001.
Up against a 65th placed North Macedonia in the world ranking, the four-time World champions were, without doubt, the favourites, quickly since they were at home in Wednesday’s Group J World Cup Qualifiers. Still, as well, football served us the goods, once again.
Goran Pandev put North Macedonia ahead just at the stroke of half-time.
Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan equalised from the penalty spot early in the second-half following a foul on Bayern Munich’s Leroy Sane had been fouled.
Chelsea forward Timo Werner squandered an excellent opportunity to put Joachim Low’s side ahead with ten minutes left, and the underdogs punished them, thanks to Eljif Elmas’ late winner and a victory that will go down as one of North Macedonia’s greatest triumph, yet.
The defeat leaves Germany third in the group with 6 points, level on point with second-placed North Macedonia and three behind first-place Armenia.