MONCHENGLADBACH, Nov. 17, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Leon Goretzka (2nd L) of Germany celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Euro 2020 group C qualifying match against Belarus in Monchengladbach, Germany, Nov. 16, 2019. Germany won 4-0. (Photo by Ulrich Hufn. Image Source: IANS News

Moenchengladbach, Nov 17 : Germany thrashed Belarus 4-0 to qualify for Euro 2020, making the finals for a record 13th time in a row.

On Saturday, defender Matthias Ginter scored one goal and was involved in two more. He drew first blood in the 41st minute with a backheel and then helped Leon Goreztka to score the second.

Ginter also assisted Toni Kroos to add the third.

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer saved a penalty from Igor Stasevich in the 75th minute with Kroos completing the rout with a fourth goal.

In Group C, Germany, who are top of the pile, were aided by the Netherlands who held Northern Ireland 0-0 away to ensure the Dutch and Germans qualified with one match to spare.

Germany have 18 points - from six draws and one defeat - while the Dutch have 16 and Northern Ireland 14.

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