Mesut Özil had a 95% pass accuracy against Ireland, sending Germany on their way to the World Cup and capping the evening with a goal. Meanwhile Zlatan was at it again for Sweden.
Arsenal’s Özil had the fellas at OptaJoe salivating with his performance in Cologne on Friday night. Numbering 42, Özil has created more chances in the European World Cup qualifying campaign than any other player.
Against Noel King’s Ireland, Özil contributed a frightening 99 touches, 81 passes with 95% accuracy, 4 key passes, 4 long passes (all accurate), 2 dribbles, 1 goal and 1 tackle. contributed 99 touches, 81 passes with 95% accuracy, 4 key passes, 4 long passes (all accurate), 2 dribbles, 1 goal and 1 tackle, according to 101greatgoals.com.
He rounded off the performance by netting a sublime third for the Germans on the night as they booked their tickets to Brazil where the midfielder is tipped to be one of the stars of the show.
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Here’s a reminder of Friday night’s action.
Meanwhile, Zlatan was at it again as he struck late to score a vital winner as Sweden came from behind in their crucial clash with Austria in the race for the play-off spot.