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Wales salvage pride in Germany

Published: Wednesday 21 November 2007, 23.56CET
Germany 0-0 Wales
John Toshack's team ended a largely disappointing campaign on a notable high as they held already-qualified Germany in Frankfurt.
Wales salvage pride in Germany
Wales midfielder David Edwards (right) keeps tabs on Clemens Fritz ©Getty Images

Match statistics

GermanyWales

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target10
 
3
Corners10
 
5
Fouls committed8
 
15
Yellow cards0
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 21 November 2007, 23.56CET

Wales salvage pride in Germany

Germany 0-0 Wales
John Toshack's team ended a largely disappointing campaign on a notable high as they held already-qualified Germany in Frankfurt.

Wales ended a largely disappointing UEFA EURO 2008™ campaign on a notable high as they held already-qualified Germany to a goalless draw in Frankfurt.

Determination
Having claimed four points from their previous two Group D outings, John Toshack's team ensured they continued that good form with a resolute display. Led by inspirational captain Simon Davies, the visitors showed purpose from the kick-off as Germany's aspirations of winning Group D evaporated. The Czech Republic's victory in Cyprus would make that ambition redundant anyway, but Wales could still take heart after surviving a stern examination to make their point.

Collins clearance

The Welsh side had begun the brighter as Davies, Carl Fletcher and David Edwards bossed the midfield, even if Germany carved out the better openings. Thomas Hitzlsperger teed up Lukas Podolski on the edge of the box on ten minutes, before Tim Borowski rattled the upright after exchanging passes with Werder Bremen team-mate Clemens Fritz. Mario Gómez headed narrowly wide while Fletcher responded in kind as Wales refused to sit back. The British outfit tired as the game wore on, and keeper Wayne Hennessey was grateful for a clearance by James Collins after he had flapped at a cross and substitute Simon Rolfes had headed goalwards. Yet Wales resisted to finish in fifth place.

Last updated: 22/11/07 1.34CET

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Lineups

Germany

Germany

Wales

Wales

1
LehmannJens Lehmann (GK)
1
HennesseyWayne Hennessey (GK)
Yellow Card89
35
CastroGonzalo Castro
Substitution56
2
RickettsSam Ricketts
17
MertesackerPer Mertesacker
4
GabbidonDanny Gabbidon
Yellow Card83
21
MetzelderChristoph Metzelder
5
CollinsJames Collins
Yellow Card82
16
LahmPhilipp Lahm
6
NyatangaLewin Nyatanga
27
FritzClemens Fritz
3
GunterChris Gunter
18
BorowskiTim Borowski
7
FletcherCarl Fletcher
15
HitzlspergerThomas Hitzlsperger
Substitution46
10
DaviesSimon Davies (C)
20
PodolskiLukas Podolski
8
EdwardsDavid Edwards
Substitution90+1
32
GomezMario Gomez
Substitution71
11
LedleyJoe Ledley
11
KloseMiroslav Klose (C)
9
EarnshawRob Earnshaw
Substitution56

Substitutes

12
HildebrandTimo Hildebrand (GK)
21
PriceLewis Price (GK)
9
HankeMike Hanke
12
EardleyNeal Eardley
10
NeuvilleOliver Neuville
Substitution71
14
CotterrillDavid Cotterrill
24
M. FriedrichManuel Friedrich
15
EasterJermaine Easter
Substitution56
28
TrochowskiPiotr Trochowski
16
EvansSteve Evans
34
HilbertRoberto Hilbert
Substitution56
17
MorganCraig Morgan
38
RolfesSimon Rolfes
Substitution46
18
CroftsAndrew Crofts
Substitution90+1

Coach

Joachim Löw (GER) John Toshack (WAL)

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