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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

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West GermanySpain

Goals scored2
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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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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