2018 World Cup qualifiers: Serge Gnabry's hat-trick on debut helps Germany win 8-0

Updated: Nov 13, 2016, 14:56 IST | PA Sport

Serge Gnabry marked his Germany debut with a hat-trick as Germany steamrolled past minnows San Marino 8-0 to maintain their 100 per cent record in Group C of the World Cup qualifiers

Germany's Serge Gnabry (right) vies for a ball with San Marino's Davide Simoncini at Serravalle on Friday. Pic/AFP
Germany's Serge Gnabry (right) vies for a ball with San Marino's Davide Simoncini at Serravalle on Friday. Pic/AFP

Serravalle (San Marino): Serge Gnabry marked his Germany debut with a hat-trick as Germany steamrolled past minnows San Marino 8-0 to maintain their 100 per cent record in Group C of the World Cup qualifiers.

The result leaves the world champions five points clear of second-placed Northern Ireland and they have yet to concede in any of their four matches in this campaign so far. Gnabry became the first German international to score a hat-trick on his debut in 40 years since Dieter Muller in the Euro 1976 semi-final.

San Marino, who have not taken a point at home in the competition since 1993, extended that record following a blitz of goals from Sami Khedira, Gnabry (3), Jonas Hector (2), Kevin Volland and an own goal from Mattia Stefanelli in Serravalle.

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