October 13, 2019 / 8:57 PM / 2 months ago

Soccer-Gundogan powers Germany to victory after Can sees red

TALLINN, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Germany overcame an early red card to Emre Can and eventually eased to a 3-0 victory away to Estonia on Sunday in a Euro 2020 qualifier to go joint-top of Group C.

Midfielder Can was shown a straight red card in the 14th minute for a studs up challenge and Estonia put Joachim Loew’s side under pressure for large parts of the first half but could not capitalise, while Marco Reus hit the post for Germany.

The visitors came out far stronger after the interval and Ilkay Gundogan gave them the lead in the 51st minute with a shot from outside the box which took a deflection off Reus.

Gundogan also helped double Germany’s advantage in the 57th as his shot took a big deflection off Karol Mets and was given as an own goal, while substitute Timo Werner rounded off the scoring in the 71st minute.

The victory takes Germany second in of Group C with 15 points after six games, while the Netherlands, also on 15, are top.

Northern Ireland are third on 12, with Estonia bottom on one point after seven games. (Reporting by Richard Martin Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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