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Werner, Havertz both score for Germany; Thiago Silva hits century mark for Brazil

Excellence on the international stage

Germany - North Macedonia Photo by Federico Gambarini/picture alliance via Getty Images

Timo Werner may have been kept off the scoresheet last week, but he was back in the goals today for Germany, scoring twice in fact against North Macedonia in a 4-0 win. The brace gives Timo five goals in his last five games for the national team, so hopefully he can use that to springboard into some more Chelsea goals as well.

Both goals were well-taken strikes set up by some great touches from Thomas Müller (particularly the first one). Timo’s second goal was an especially lovely curling strike, but he showed great technique on both goals.

And Werner wasn’t the only Chelsea player on the scoreboard for Germany, with Kai Havertz opening the scoring barely minutes into the second half, with a tap-in on an excellent counter. And former Chelsea prospect Jamal Musiala rounded off the scoring in the final ten minutes with his first senior international goal. Antonio Rüdiger, as expected, did not feature after being held out of training yesterday due to some back problems.

Elsewhere, Ethan Ampadu played the full 90 as Wales beat Estonia, 1-0, while a Mateo Kovacic-less Croatia were held by Slovakia, 2-2. (Kovacic was suspended due to yellow card accumulation.)

In other news, last night Thiago Silva played the final 20 minutes of Brazil’s 0-0 draw with Colombia, marking his 100th appearance for the Seleção. He’s surprisingly only the 7th player in their history to reach that mark, joining Cafu, Roberto Carlos, Dani Alves, Neymar, Lúcio, Taffarel, and Robinho. Congrats, O Monstro!