10 Interesting Stats Ahead of Germany-Northern Ireland

0 – Germany, Poland, Spain and Italy have all kept clean sheets in their first two games.

2 – Northern Ireland are the only nation to have done the double over Germany in any qualifying campaign (Euro 1984).

7 – Seven of Northern Ireland’s last 10 goals in competitive games have come from set-pieces (4 from corners, 3 from indirect free-kicks). – Centre-back Gareth McAuley has had more shots than any other Northern Ireland player through two games.

7 – Thomas Müller has played seven games at European Championships but has yet to score.  He has 10 goals in 13 World Cup matches.

12 – Germany have allowed the fewest shots on their goal over two games.

46 – This will be Germany’s 46th game at a European Championship.  In contrast this will be Northern Ireland’s third.

64% – Germany have averaged the most possession over two games (64.3%).

70% – Seven of Northern Ireland’s last 10 goals in competitive games have come from set pieces (4 from corners, 3 from indirect free-kicks).

80% – Germany have won 12 of their last 15 games at major international tournaments (D2 L1).

83% – Germany have won the group in five of their last six major international tournaments since failing to progress at Euro 2004.

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