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Timo Werner Missed An Absolute Sitter In Germany's Win Against Iceland

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Timo Werner Missed An Absolute Sitter In Germany's Win Against Iceland

Timo Werner managed to find the net in Germany's World Cup qualifier against Iceland on Wednesday night but the striker's 'open goal' miss was the biggest talking point on social media.

Hansi Flick's side, who have won five out of six group stage games, widened the gap at the top of Group J thanks to goals from Serge Gnabry, Antonio Rudiger, Leroy Sane and an 88th minute strike from Timo Werner.

It was a dominant display from the Germans in Reykjavík. In fact, they really should have scored more, with this miss in particular from Chelsea's number 11 arguably being the biggest of the night.

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Despite a poor start to the game, Werner managed to find the back of the net late on thanks to a generous Kai Havertz, who let the ball crawl into the net after a tame finish from his Chelsea teammate.

Germany boss Hansi Flick says the 25-year-old is "on the right track" at international level.

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"Timo played all three games over 90 minutes, that certainly took a lot of strength," Flick said after the full-time whistle. "He also scored in every game. In this respect, he is on the right track."

In terms of the result against Iceland, Flick says his side have plenty of work to do.

The former Bayern boss also praised the home side for their battling performance at the Laugardalsvollur Stadium. "I can only congratulate them [Iceland]," he added. "They have speed in their game. If they keep going this way, they will develop well.

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"We have taken a step forward. We're not at 100% yet, but I can't wait for that. The guys implement what we imagine."

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Featured Image Credit: PA/Twitter

Topics: Chelsea, Timo Werner, Germany, World Cup, Iceland

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