Toni Kroos scored twice as Germany booked their place at Euro 2020 with a routine victory over Belarus.
Matthias Ginter opened the scoring for the hosts in Monchengladbach before Leon Goretzka doubled their lead.
Real Madrid’s Kroos then scored two fine goals to seal a comfortable win.
Meanwhile, Northern Ireland’s failure to beat the Netherlands means the Dutch have also qualified from Group C, while Northern Ireland must now try to qualify through the play-offs.
Joachim Löw’s Germany side dominated from the off at Borussia-Park but the away side, to their credit, defended stubbornly to hold them off until the 41st minute.
But after Ginter broke the deadlock with a clever backheel from Serge Gnabry’s cross, Die Mannschaft began to play with a real swagger, knowing their opponents’ resilience was broken.
Bayern Munich’s Goretzka swept home a Kroos corner early in the second half before the Los Blancos playmaker got on the scoresheet with a sumptuous finish from the edge of the box.
However, after the hosts’ third goal went in, Belarus improved and began to open up as they pushed for a goal in their final Euro 2020 qualifier.
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And they had a golden opportunity to score with 15 minutes left when Robin Koch felled Pavel Nyakhaychyk, but Manuel Neuer produced a superb save to keep out Ihar Stasevich’s penalty.
Kroos then had the final say as he collected a pass in the penalty area, beat a couple of defenders and slotted home to cap his side’s victory.
Germany will now play their final qualifier against Northern Ireland in Frankfurt on Tuesday (19:45 GMT) knowing their place in next year’s finals is secure.
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