Germany extended their winning run in their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 4-1 win over Azerbaijan as Andre Schurrle scored twice.
Azerbaijan fell behind to an Andre Schurrle opener, but hit back with a surprise Dimitrij Nazarov equaliser.
Despite Azerbaijan's solid defending, Germany quickly added two more, first with Thomas Muller, and then just before half-time with Mario Gomez.
In the second half, Germany continued to probe but a much less adventurous home side sat deep, and they made it five wins out of five when Schurrle rifled in a late fourth.
Are Germany a better team now than when they won the World Cup? They have so many young, impressive players like Leroy Sane and Joshua Kimmich coming through, that it appears their only worry is the lack of a genuinely world class striker. Mario Gomez, mind, is doing all he can to make that a minor concern.
MAN OF THE MATCH
Andre Schurrle (Germany): It's understandable that Jose Mourinho wasn't convinced by a limited, lightweight Schurre, but he has continued to improve and was the most effective forward on the pitch for Germany. His two methods of dealing with essentially the same chance in the match illustrated his composure and calm finishing.
Azerbaijan: Agayev 6, Pashayev 6, Hüseynov 6, Sadygov 6, Mirzabekov 6, Amirguliyev 6, Garayev 5, Ismaylov 5, Hüseynov 5, Nazarov 7, Sheydaev 5. Subs: Yilmaz 6, Gurbanov 6, Eddy 6.
Germany: Leno 6, Kimmich 7, Höwedes 6, Hummels 6, Hector 7, Khedira 6, Kroos 6, Müller 7, Draxler 5, Schürrle 8, Gomez 7. Subs: Ozil 4, Sane 6, Rudy 6.
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