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Germany struggle to beat Faroese

Published: Wednesday 16 October 2002, 21.00CET
Germany 2-1 Faroe Islands Miroslav Klose spares Germany's blushes with second-half goal.

Match statistics

GermanyFaroe Islands

Goals scored2
 
1
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:56 CET

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Published: Wednesday 16 October 2002, 21.00CET

Germany struggle to beat Faroese

Germany 2-1 Faroe Islands Miroslav Klose spares Germany's blushes with second-half goal.

FIFA World Cup runners-up Germany needed a second-half goal from striker Miroslav Klose to edge a narrow 2-1 victory over the Faroe Islands in a surprisingly close EURO 2004™ Group 5 qualifier.

Ballack opener
The Germans, playing on home soil, started ideally when playmaker Michael Ballack put them ahead from the penalty spot on two minutes after striker Carsten Jancker had been brought down in the box - but the hosts wasted a succession of chances and were jeered by a Hannover crowd expecting a goal feast.

Friedrich own goal
The visitors were poor in a one-sided first half but German defender Arne Friedrich surprisingly put them level by heading the ball into his own net from a cross by midfield player Jakob Borg on the cusp of half-time.

Klose winner
Klose, who shot to prominence with his goals in the World Cup in Korea/Japan, saved Germany from an embarrassing draw by heading the winner from substitute Paul Freier's cross on 59 minutes. His strike gave the hosts the second victory of their campaign after a 2-0 win in their opening qualifier against Lithuania five weeks ago.

Group leaders
The three-times world and European champions, who survived a scare when Faroes substitute Hjalgrim Elttoer hit the post from a swift counterattack seven minutes from time, are top of their group. But the traditional heavyweights did little to please coach Rudi Völler five days after a dismal 1-1 draw with Bosnia-Herzegovina in a friendly international in Sarajevo.

Ballack class
The only satisfaction for the manager once again came from Ballack. The FC Bayern München player, back after missing the Bosnia game after a bout of flu, created a series of opportunities the strikers squandered. The midfield player also came close to scoring a second when he hit the far post with a superb angled shot from 15 metres in the 53rd minute.

Völler unimpressed
Völler believed his side had only done enough to earn a point. "I am not satisfied with the performance of my team," he said. "Klose and Jancker should have scored in the first half. Normally such a game should end in a draw but what is most important is the three points. That we came second in the World Cup really plays no role any more."

Last updated: 30/03/04 16.58CET

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Lineups

Germany

Germany

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

1
KahnOliver Kahn
1
J. MikkelsenJákup Mikkelsen
3
FriedrichArne Friedrich
Goal45
2
JohannesenÓli Johannesen
Yellow Card1
4
WörnsChristian Wörns
Yellow Card67
3
Jens HansenJens Hansen
5
RamelowCarsten Ramelow
Substitution46
4
ThorsteinsonPól Thorsteinson
Yellow Card74
7
FringsTorsten Frings
5
J. JacobsenJón Jacobsen
8
HamannDietmar Hamann
6
Ø HansenØssur Hansen
9
JanckerCarsten Jancker
Substitution69
7
BenjaminsenFródi Benjaminsen
10
SchneiderBernd Schneider
Substitution87
8
JohnssonJulian Johnsson
11
KloseMiroslav Klose
Goal59
9
BorgJákup Borg
Substitution71
13
BallackMichael Ballack
Goal2
10
John PetersenJohn Petersen
Substitution87
16
JeremiesJens Jeremies
11
FløtumAndrew Fløtum
Substitution78

Substitutes

12
LehmannJens Lehmann
16
KnudsenJens Knudsen
6
FreierPaul Freier
Substitution46
14
H. PetersenHelgi Petersen
Substitution87
15
KehlSebastian Kehl
Substitution87
15
C. JacobsenChristian Jacobsen
Substitution78
17
NeuvilleOliver Neuville
Substitution69
18
ElttørHjalgrím Elttør
Substitution71
2
HertzschIngo Hertzsch
12
Hans HansenHans Hansen
14
AsamoahGerald Asamoah
13
Jóhannis JoensenJóhannis Joensen
18
BorowskiTim Borowski
17
Róg. JacobsenRógvi Jacobsen

Coach

Henrik Larsen (DEN)

Referee

Dani Koren (ISR)

Assistant referees

Yosef Benisty (ISR), Shmuel Shteif (ISR)

Fourth official

Alon Yefet (ISR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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