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Germany ease past Cyprus

Published: Sunday 18 November 2007, 0.14CET
Germany 4-0 Cyprus Germany kept up the pressure on the Czech Republic in the race for top spot in Group D with a comfortable win in Hannover.
Germany ease past Cyprus
Lukas Podolski was in inspired form for Germany ©Getty Images

Match statistics

GermanyCyprus

Goals scored4
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts17
 
13
on target6
 
7
off target9
 
5
blocked7
 
10
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners9
 
5
Offsides2
 
4
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed10
 
9
Fouls suffered9
 
10

Standings

Last updated: 11/06/2014 14:34 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Sunday 18 November 2007, 0.14CET

Germany ease past Cyprus

Germany 4-0 Cyprus Germany kept up the pressure on the Czech Republic in the race for top spot in Group D with a comfortable win in Hannover.

Germany maintained the pressure on the Czech Republic in the race for top spot in Group D with a comfortable 4-0 win against Cyprus.

Podolski in form
Both sides have already qualified for UEFA EURO 2008™ but Germany showed no sign of letting up as FC Bayern München pair Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski struck either side of half-time to build on Clemens Fritz's second-minute opener. Thomas Hitzlsperger added the fourth in the 82nd minute as Germany claimed their eighth win in the group to move level with the Czech Republic on 26 points.

Fritz strike
Germany were quick out of the blocks and celebrated their first goal after less than 120 seconds. Podolski's determination paid off and he pulled the ball back from the goalline for Fritz to score with a far-post header. Klose added the second on 20 minutes, accepting a pass from the selfless Fritz in a central position and firing in from eight metres.

Germany control
Germany were in control, with Podolski their main threat, and he finally got the goal an excellent performance warranted when he turned in Klose's low cross from the right eight minutes into the second half. The impressive Podolski turned provider for the final goal eight minutes from time, making a determined run to the goalline before squaring for Hitzlsperger, whose simple tap-in completed the scoring. Germany conclude their qualifying campaign at home to Wales on Wednesday when the Czech Republic travel to Cyprus.

Last updated: 18/11/07 0.30CET

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Lineups

Germany

Germany

Cyprus

Cyprus

1
LehmannJens Lehmann (GK)
22
GiorgallidesAntonis Giorgallides (GK)
16
LahmPhilipp Lahm
4
LambrouLambros Lambrou
21
MetzelderChristoph Metzelder
2
TheodotouGeorgois Theodotou
Substitution27
17
MertesackerPer Mertesacker
31
ChristouParaskevas Christou
3
FriedrichArne Friedrich
19
GarpozisAlexandros Garpozis
28
TrochowskiPiotr Trochowski
Substitution66
9
OkkasIoannis Okkas (C)
15
HitzlspergerThomas Hitzlsperger
Goal82
10
CharalambidesConstantinos Charalambides
Substitution46
27
FritzClemens Fritz
Goal2
Substitution77
17
SatsiasMarinos Satsias
20
PodolskiLukas Podolski
Goal53
7
AloneftisStathis Aloneftis
32
GomezMario Gomez
Substitution73
20
MakridisConstantinos Makridis
11
KloseMiroslav Klose (C)
Goal20
11
KonstantinouMichalis Konstantinou
Substitution68

Substitutes

23
EnkeRobert Enke (GK)
12
MorfisMichalis Morfis (GK)
35
CastroGonzalo Castro
3
E. CharalambousElias Charalambous
24
M. FriedrichManuel Friedrich
21
TheophilouChristis Theophilou
Substitution46
18
BorowskiTim Borowski
Substitution66
13
MichailChrysostomos Michail
34
HilbertRoberto Hilbert
Substitution77
14
MaragkosChristakis Maragkos
9
HankeMike Hanke
Substitution73
34
NikolaouMarios Nikolaou
Substitution27
10
NeuvilleOliver Neuville
18
YiasemakisYiasoumi Yiasemakis
Substitution68

Coach

Joachim Löw (GER) Angelos Anastasiadis (GRE)

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