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Vintage Völler sends West Germany through

Published: Sunday 5 October 2003, 14.34CET
West Germany 2-0 Spain
Rudi Völler scored both goals as Franz Beckenbauer's team reached the semi-finals as Group 1 winners, condemning Spain to an early exit.
Vintage Völler sends West Germany through
Rudi Völler celebrates scoring with Christian Wörns ©Getty Images

Match statistics

West GermanySpain

Goals scored2
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 12:08 CET

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Published: Sunday 5 October 2003, 14.34CET

Vintage Völler sends West Germany through

West Germany 2-0 Spain
Rudi Völler scored both goals as Franz Beckenbauer's team reached the semi-finals as Group 1 winners, condemning Spain to an early exit.

West Germany went through to the EURO '88 semi-finals as Group 1 winners courtesy of a comfortable 2-0 victory against Spain.

Spain trailed Franz Beckenbauer's team by a solitary point heading into their final fixture of the group stage. They ended up three adrift, though, having been outplayed by a team starting to approach top gear for the first time at the finals.

With Michel González still suffering from a knee injury, the hugely influential Lothar Matthäus was free to drive through the middle. One such surge, followed by a delightful back-heel, made Rudi Völler's second goal, with the clinical striker applying an intelligent finish into the bottom corner.

The first was similarly vintage Völler: Jürgen Klinsmann played the pass and the German No9 darted past Genaro Andrinúa to shoot beyond Andoni Zubizarreta and end a goal drought that had lasted more than seven internationals. Spain threatened in fits and spurts thereafter but could have few complaints having once again been beaten by the better side.

Last updated: 04/01/12 23.43CET

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Lineups

West Germany

West Germany

Spain

Spain

1
ImmelEike Immel
1
ZubizarretaAndoni Zubizarreta
3
BrehmeAndreas Brehme
2
Tomás ReñonesTomás Reñones
4
KohlerJürgen Kohler
3
CamachoJosé Antonio Camacho (C)
5
HergetMathias Herget
Yellow Card76
4
AndrinuaGenar Andrinua
6
BorowkaUlrich Borowka
5
Víctor MuñozVíctor Muñoz
7
LittbarskiPierre Littbarski
Substitution62
8
SanchísManuel Sanchís
Yellow Card80
8
MatthäusLothar Matthäus (C)
9
ButragueñoEmilio Butragueño
Substitution51
9
VöllerRudi Völler
Goal29
Goal51
11
GordilloRafael Gordillo
Yellow Card88
10
ThonOlaf Thon
Yellow Card47
16
BakeroJosé Mari Bakero
18
KlinsmannJürgen Klinsmann
Substitution83
19
Martín VázquezRafael Martín Vázquez
Yellow Card34
20
RolffWolfgang Rolff
20
MíchelMíchel

Substitutes

11
MillFrank Mill
Substitution83
6
CalderéRamón Calderé
12
IllgnerBodo Illgner
7
SalinasJulio Salinas
Substitution51
13
WuttkeWolfram Wuttke
Substitution62
13
BuyoPaco Buyo
14
BertholdThomas Berthold
14
GallegoRicardo Gallego
15
PflüglerHans Pflügler
18
SolerMiquel Soler

Coach

Franz Beckenbauer (GER) Miguel Muñoz Mozún (ESP)

Referee

Michel Vautrot (FRA)

Assistant referees

Gérard Biguet (FRA), Rémi Harrel (FRA)

Fourth official

Michał Listkiewicz (POL)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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