Marco Reus played as Germany came from 1-0 down to beat Romania 2-1. The DFB team continue to sit at the top of their group following the seventh round of World Cup qualifying fixtures.

The German national team found themselves in trouble early in the game and fell 1-0 behind in the 9th minute. They were kept at bay by the Romanian defence for long spells – but Gnabry eventually restored parity in the 52nd minute. BVB captain Marco Reus played a key part in the goal with the assist. Reus was later substituted in the 67th minute, but the DFB team still fought back to claim the win through Müller's 81st-minute goal – and now have 18 points, meaning they are six points clear of second place at the top of Group J.

Earlier, on Thursday, Axel Witsel and the Belgian national team were knocked out of the UEFA Nations League in the semi-finals. The "Red Devils" lost a crazy game against France 3-2 (0-2). The Belgians – for whom Borussia's midfielder Witsel made the starting XI and played the full 90 minutes – found themselves 2-0 up at the break thanks to goals from Carrasco and Lukaku. But the reigning French world champions fought back after the interval and turned the game around completely. So, while the French are playing against Spain in the Nations League final on Sunday evening, Belgium will now be playing for third against the current European champions Italy on Sunday afternoon (15:00 CET). 

Witsel's Dortmund teammates Thorgan Hazard and Thomas Meunier will continue to be unavailable, as they are back in the Ruhr region after sustaining minor injuries and prematurely withdrawing from the Belgium squad.

Ansgar Knauff also collected more international minutes for Germany's U20s. The Borussia winger played 80 minutes for ex-BVB player Christian Wörns' side, who played out a 0-0 draw against Poland.