Leon Goretzka (midfield): Dynamic, strong and very active in the first round – but ineffective in the end and also in the preparation of closing situations for colleagues. Better in the second round, when he initiated the equalization with the “second assist” and Müller put on the 2-1 after Kimmich’s corner.
Serge Gnabry (midfield): After a quarter of an hour he narrowly missed the equalizer when he spitted the ball while sitting. Bad luck also in the 35th minute when the cross pass to Timo Werner slipped over his instep in front of the Romanians’ almost empty goal. But he remained tireless – great then his full span finish from 20 meters to 1: 1.
Marco Reus (midfield): Involved in many attacks, good walking routes, relocated the attacks against the extremely low-lying Romanians well. Class volleyball in the 33rd minute, but the keeper Nita boxed from the short corner. In the 52nd minute he put the ball to Gnabry to equalize. Good game, but still room for improvement.
Leroy Sané (midfield): Mega motivated from the start, with a huge amount of running workload, also on the defensive as in the first three flick games. However, with too many inaccuracies, playback errors and tactical clumsiness. Bad shot position when he had the 2-1 on his foot in the 73rd minute. Nevertheless: His working posture is worlds better than before.
Timo Werner (attack): Too much theatricality in the 5th minute, when he first took out a penalty, which was then rightly conceded again after the VAR intervened. After that it was a total foreign body for a long time, only saw the ball rushing past him to the left and right. Emblematic of his two unfortunate attempts to finish shortly before his replacement.
Müller (from 67 for Werner): An overdue comeback – and the typical miller again. Sometimes outside, sometimes tens, sometimes top, always gesticulating and motivating. Awesome pass into the Havertz run a quarter of an hour before the end – then with the outstanding nose and conclusion to 2: 1.