Germany shows power of youth in dominant win over Belarus
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Borisov - Leroy Sane and Marco Reus both found the net as Germany eased to a routine 2-0 win over Belarus in Saturday's Euro 2020 qualifier in Borisov.

Sane and Reus scored either side of half-time in a dominant performance which saw Germany notch up 23 shots to Belarus' six.

The win puts Germany second in Group C, having played one game fewer than leaders Northern Ireland, who beat Estonia earlier on Saturday.

With Joachim Loew still convalescent after his recent accident in the gym, assistant coach Marcus Sorg directed proceedings from the dugout as a young Germany side outclassed Belarus.

Germany pushed forward straight from the kick-off, and were rewarded with the opener on 12 minutes. Joshua Kimmich released Leroy Sane into the box, and the Manchester City winger swept the ball into the bottom corner.

Their inexperience briefly showed as they wobbled at the back after taking the lead. Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer twice bailed them out in the first half, first with a reflex save and then with some fancy footwork outside his penalty area.

By the time the second half got underway, however, Germany had already re-established a firm grip on the game.

Reus sealed the win just after the hour mark, picking up a fine diagonal ball from Matthias Ginter and clipping it into the roof of the net.

Germany face Estonia in Mainz in their third qualifying game next Tuesday.

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