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Germany qualify with Dublin draw

Published: Sunday 14 October 2007, 0.55CET
Republic of Ireland 0-0 Germany
Germany have become the first team to qualify for the finals while Ireland's slim EURO chances remain alive.
Germany qualify with Dublin draw
Bastian Schweinsteiger – before he was injured – chases Andy Reid ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Republic of IrelandGermany

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target6
 
3
Attempts off target1
 
8
Corners8
 
5
Fouls committed15
 
15
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Sunday 14 October 2007, 0.55CET

Germany qualify with Dublin draw

Republic of Ireland 0-0 Germany
Germany have become the first team to qualify for the finals while Ireland's slim EURO chances remain alive.

Germany have become the first team to qualify for UEFA EURO 2008™ alongside hosts Austria and Switzerland with a draw that keeps the Republic of Ireland's hopes of joining them in the finals mathematically alive.

Germany confirmed
Group D leaders Germany began the day eight points clear of third-placed Ireland, knowing that avoiding defeat at Croke Park would be enough to seal a top-two finish. In a tight game the visitors duly achieved that aim, and while Ireland are five points behind the Czech Republic, they can still pip their rivals if Stephen Staunton's team overcome Cyprus and Wales in their remaining matches and the Czechs lose in Germany on Wednesday and against Slovakia and Cyprus next month.

Schweinsteiger injured
From the start it was an open contest and throughout both sides looked capable of scoring. Bastian Schweinsteiger was forced off with a head injury midway through the first half, Simon Rolfes taking over, but Germany were in positive mood and Mario Gómez's shot bounced just over on 20 minutes. At the other end, Andy Reid's clever ball found Robbie Keane but the Tottenham Hotspur FC striker could not beat Arsenal FC goalkeeper Jens Lehmann. The best chance of the first half came not long before the break as Christoph Metzelder headed a corner towards goal but Steve Finnan cleared off the line.

Lehmann heroics
Ireland began the second period brightly and Lee Carsley's cross-shot drifted towards goal, forcing Lehmann to tip over, and soon after the keeper was relieved when Keane, in space and with only the No1 to beat, sliced his attempted chip. Lukas Podolski had a shot deflected over and then drove just wide, while Lehmann did well to deny Ireland substitute Shane Long. It could have gone either way until the final minute, but no goal arrived and Germany are through.

Last updated: 14/10/07 17.20CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2008/matches/round=2241/match=83651/postmatch/report/index.html#germany+qualify+with+dublin+draw

Lineups

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Germany

Germany

1
GivenShay Given (GK)
1
LehmannJens Lehmann (GK)
Yellow Card52
3
KellyStephen Kelly
3
FriedrichArne Friedrich
Yellow Card90
5
DunneRichard Dunne
Yellow Card44
27
FritzClemens Fritz
4
O'BrienJoey O'Brien
2
JansenMarcell Jansen
2
FinnanSteve Finnan
17
MertesackerPer Mertesacker
6
CarsleyLee Carsley
Yellow Card36
21
MetzelderChristoph Metzelder
7
A ReidAndy Reid
8
FringsTorsten Frings (C)
Yellow Card55
11
KilbaneKevin Kilbane
Substitution90+2
7
SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger
Substitution18
8
KeoghAndrew Keogh
Substitution80
28
TrochowskiPiotr Trochowski
Substitution90
9
DoyleKevin Doyle
Substitution70
32
GomezMario Gomez
Substitution64
10
KeaneRobbie Keane (C)
31
KuranyiKevin Kuranyi

Substitutes

16
ColganNicky Colgan (GK)
12
HildebrandTimo Hildebrand (GK)
12
McGeadyAiden McGeady
Substitution80
35
CastroGonzalo Castro
Substitution90
14
MillerLiam Miller
24
M. FriedrichManuel Friedrich
15
BruceAlex Bruce
22
OdonkorDavid Odonkor
17
LongShane Long
Substitution70
38
RolfesSimon Rolfes
Substitution18
18
DouglasJonathan Douglas
37
HelmesPatrick Helmes
19
MurphyDaryl Murphy
Substitution90+2
20
PodolskiLukas Podolski
Substitution64

Coach

Stephen Staunton (IRL) Joachim Löw (GER)

Referee

Martin Hansson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Stefan Wittberg (SWE), Henrik Andren (SWE)

Fourth official

Martin Ingvarsson (SWE)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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