Northern Ireland lost at home in Windsor Park for the first time in four years as Germany booked their place World Cup Russia 2018 - where they will defend their crown.
Germany manager Joachim Löw described this game as having "the air of a final", and it was his side who came away with an emphatic win. Meanwhile, second-placed Northern Ireland can secure their spot in the play-offs with a draw at Norway on the same day.
Amazingly, the Green and White Army were still singing at full-time thanks to Magennis heading home from a Brunt corner that was directed to him by McAuley.
2' - GOAL! Northern Ireland 0-1 Germany. A sensational goal, and Germany are cruising in Belfast.
The visitors got a third four minutes from time as the unmarked Kimmich scored, his shot beating McGovern at the near post.
Hoffenheim striker Sandro Wagner extended the lead for Die Mannschaft in the 21st minute after turning one defender and sending a strike into the top corner. Josh Magennis fizzed in a cross that fell to Corry Evans but Ter Stegen made a good save to deny the midfielder. The woodwork comes to the rescue for Northern Ireland! Northern Ireland tried to get forward with more intent than in the first half and Conor McLaughlin pulled off a double nutmeg but could only manage a disappointing cross after this moment of magic. Hence it will be the toughest match today and it is predicted that Germany will win against Northern Ireland.
Sane had an opportunity to put the game to bed ten minutes from time, but his left footed strike was close but sailed over the bar. Michael O'Neill's side sit second in group C, five points behind leaders Germany.
Low's second-string much too strong as away run continues: Germany extended their run of unbeaten away World Cup qualifiers to 47 matches - they were last beaten on their travels in March 1934. There is Northern Ireland's best chance, but they have blown it!
Defending champions Germany and England have secured their place at next year's World Cup in Russian Federation.