Serge Gnabry’s fine form at the Rio Olympics continued as he got two more goals for Germany last night.
Admittedly it was against inferior opposition as the Germans gave Fiji a 10-0 tonking, but it brings his tally for the tournament so far to five. He scored in the opening game against Mexico, and bagged a brace against South Korea in the previous game.
Here’s his first.
Young German Serge Gnabry is on fire at the #RIO2016 games
— Betin Kenya (@BetinKenya) August 11, 2016
His second game from a free kick:
— Connor Humm (@TikiTakaConnor) August 11, 2016
Germany have qualified for the next stage of the competition, leapfrogging Mexico who were beaten by South Korea.
Meanwhile Takuma Asano played for just over an hour of Japan’s 1-0 win over Sweden, a result which wasn’t enough for them to qualify for the knock-out stages.
The 21 year old’s club future remains to be sorted with Arsenal trying to bring him to England on an exceptional talent visa, but the likelihood is that he’ll spend a season out on loan, by which time he’ll have enough international caps to qualify him automatically and allow him to play in the Premier League.