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Records tumble as Germany soar

Published: Wednesday 6 September 2006, 23.58CET
San Marino 0-13 Germany
Lukas Podolski scored four goals as Germany rewrote the UEFA European Championship history books.

Match statistics

San MarinoGermany

Goals scored0
13
Attempts on target1
 
23
Attempts off target2
 
5
Corners1
 
7
Fouls committed11
 
6
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Wednesday 6 September 2006, 23.58CET

Records tumble as Germany soar

San Marino 0-13 Germany
Lukas Podolski scored four goals as Germany rewrote the UEFA European Championship history books.

Lukas Podolski scored four away goals as Germany rewrote the UEFA European Championship history books with a stunning 13-0 victory against San Marino in UEFA EURO 2008™ Group D.

Löw high
The FC Bayern München striker set the visitors on course for their overwhelming win with the opener on 12 minutes and by half-time had scored his second and Germany were 6-0 up. That itself was a competition record, but it certainly was not the last as Podolski became only the second German to score four goals in a EURO game - equalling Gerd Müller's achievement against Albania in 1967 - as Joachim Löw's team put the home side to the sword. Miroslav Klose (2), Michael Ballack, Bastian Schweinsteiger (2), Thomas Hitzlsperger (2), and Manuel Friedrich all found the net before Bernd Schneider rounded off the victory with a 90th-minute penalty.

Spain mark
It meant they surpassed Spain's 12-1 success against Malta in 1983 to set a new mark in UEFA European Championship qualifying, and only just fell short of their 16-0 triumph against Russia in the 1912 Olympics. Gottfried Fuchs scored ten in that match but Podolski will be no less pleased with his four-goal haul in Serravalle. The 21-year-old broke the deadlock early on at the Olimpico stadium and Schweinsteiger, Klose and Ballack all struck before Schweinsteiger (43) grabbed his second. Klose capped a frenetic period before half-time by slotting in Germany's sixth.

No relief
Germany, who had laboured to a 1-0 win against the Republic of Ireland on Saturday, did not ease off after the restart. Schweinsteiger quickly made it 7-0, then Hitzlsperger and Podolski contributed two more apiece. San Marino's miserable night was completed by two goals in the last three minutes, with Friedrich registering his first international strike and Schneider converting his record-breaking penalty.

Last updated: 07/09/06 11.39CET

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Lineups

San Marino

San Marino

Germany

Germany

1
A. SimonciniAldo Simoncini (GK)
1
LehmannJens Lehmann (GK)
2
C. ValentiniCarlo Valentini
2
JansenMarcell Jansen
3
VannucciDamiano Vannucci
Substitution67
3
FriedrichArne Friedrich
4
Albani N.Nicola Albani
7
SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger
Goal28
Goal47
5
Ales. Della ValleAlessandro Della Valle
8
FringsTorsten Frings
Substitution60
6
S. BacciocchiSimone Bacciocchi
11
KloseMiroslav Klose
Goal29
Goal44
Substitution46
7
Mic. MaraniMichele Marani
Yellow Card89
13
BallackMichael Ballack (C)
Goal34
Substitution46
8
PalazziMirko Palazzi
Yellow Card78
16
LahmPhilipp Lahm
9
MaraniManuel Marani
Substitution76
19
SchneiderBernd Schneider
Goal89
10
SelvaAndy Selva (C)
20
PodolskiLukas Podolski
Goal11
Goal43
Goal62
Goal70
11
DomeniconiMarco Domeniconi
Substitution46
24
M. FriedrichManuel Friedrich
Goal88

Substitutes

12
CeccoliMichele Ceccoli (GK)
23
HildebrandTimo Hildebrand (GK)
13
BoniniGiovanni Bonini
Substitution46
14
AsamoahGerald Asamoah
Substitution46
17
MasiMattia Masi
Substitution76
15
HitzlspergerThomas Hitzlsperger
Substitution60
Goal65
Goal72
18
D. SimonciniDavide Simoncini
Substitution67
22
OdonkorDavid Odonkor
Substitution46
Yellow Card73
14
BugliMatteo Bugli
10
NeuvilleOliver Neuville
15
CelliAlberto Celli
25
FathiMalik Fathi
16
De LuigiMarco De Luigi
26
MadlungAlexander Madlung

Coach

Giampaolo Mazza (SMR) Joachim Löw (GER)

Referee

Selçuk Dereli (TUR)

Assistant referees

Adil Sinem (TUR), Bahattin Duran (TUR)

Fourth official

Bülent Yıldırım (TUR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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