Germany wins at the death as Hummels was on hand to snatch a win with a late header.


Germany maintains perfect record as Mats Hummels snatched a win for Germany over Czech Republic with a late header as the world champions extended their perfect record in Group C of World Cup qualifying.

After only three minutes, Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil sent Werner clear with a precise pass and the forward took his shot early to beat Tomas Vaclik in the bottom-left corner.

Vladimir Darida’s wondergoal appeared to have given Czech Republic a boost in their attempt to reach the 2018 World Cup when his brilliant strike picked out the top corner from 25 yards.


Darida’s stunning drive swerved viciously into Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s top-right corner to draw the hosts level, but Hummels’ late header ensured Germany stay five points clear at the top of the group, with Karel Jarolim’s side left seven points adrift of second-placed Northern Ireland, who won 3-0 away to San Marino.