Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi was on target for Germany as the world champions thumped San Marino 7-0 to maintain their 100 per cent record in World Cup qualifying.
Hoffenheim striker Sandro Wagner hit a hat-trick while Julian Draxler, Amin Younes and Julian Brandt also found the net in the rout.
Northern Ireland strengthened their grip on second spot with a 1-0 win in Azerbaijan thanks to a last-gasp Stuart Dallas strike.
The Green and White army sit four points clear of third-placed Czech Republic in Group C, who drew 1-1 with Norway.
Poland hold the cards in Group E thanks to their 3-1 win over Romania, with Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski netting a hat-trick.
They sit six points clear of Montenegro who beat Armenia 4-1 thanks to a treble from former Manchester City man Stevan Jovetic, while Denmark won 3-1 in Kazakhstan with help from a Christian Eriksen penalty.
Slovakia and Slovenia remain second and third in Group F with wins over Lithuania and Malta respectively, while England drew 2-2 with Scotland in Glasgow.
Saturday’s World Cup qualifying results
- Azerbaijan 0-1 Northern Ireland
- Germany 7-0 San Marino
- Norway 1-1 Czech Republic
- Kazakhstan 1-3 Denmark
- Montenegro 4-1 Armenia
- Poland 3-1 Romania
- Scotland 2-2 England
- Slovenia 2-0 Malta
- Lithuania 1-2 Slovakia