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Germany ease aside Gibraltar

Published: Friday 14 November 2014, 22.38CET
Germany 4-0 Gibraltar
Thomas Müller scored twice in the first half-hour as the world champions returned to winning ways in qualifying Group D.

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Match statistics

GermanyGibraltar

Goals scored4
 
0
Possession (%)75
 
25
Total attempts36
 
3
on target8
 
3
off target19
 
0
blocked9
 
0
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners20
 
2
Offsides0
1
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed4
 
11
Fouls suffered9
 
3

Standings

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Published: Friday 14 November 2014, 22.38CET

Germany ease aside Gibraltar

Germany 4-0 Gibraltar
Thomas Müller scored twice in the first half-hour as the world champions returned to winning ways in qualifying Group D.

Germany, after two games without a win, register their second Group D victory
Thomas Müller strikes twice before the half-hour mark in Nuremberg
Müller's FC Bayern München club-mate Mario Götze adds the third
Gibraltar, for whom Yogan Santos scores an own goal, are still awaiting their first point
Next games: Georgia v Germany, Scotland v Gibraltar (29 March)

Following defeat by Poland last month and a home draw with the Republic of Ireland, Germany returned to winning ways in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group D with a routine victory against Gibraltar.

Within minutes the visitors had been forced onto the edge of their penalty area as the Nationalmannschaft quickly gained a monopoly on possession. The challenge for the world champions was how to negotiate a way through the eight, sometimes nine, Gibraltarian players massed on the edge of the box, something they did in the fourth minute when Sami Khedira's flick found Thomas Müller, who dragged his shot wide.

Toni Kroos hit the side netting and goalkeeper Jamie Robba parried Karim Bellarabi's angled drive before Müller fired Germany ahead, finishing from close range after the overlapping Shkodran Mustafi's cross struck the near post and rebounded against David Artell.

Kroos and Jérôme Boateng elicited smart saves from Robba, who was doing his best to keep the hosts at bay, but the second goal was not long in coming. Mario Götze switched play to the left and the feet of Lukas Podolski, whose low delivery was turned in by the unmarked Müller.

Götze made it three before the break following a neat exchange of passes with Max Kruse. Gibraltar, though, very nearly had the final say of the half. A long throw down the line took Boateng and Mustafi out of the equation and, after a brief look up, Liam Walker unleashed an audacious long-range effort that the backpedalling Manuel Neuer pushed wide.

The second period started like the first – with Joachim Löw's men on the offensive and hunting another goal. It was not immediately forthcoming, however, as the home team, faced with a sea of red shirts in front of them, were restricted to long-range attempts.

When they did make the breakthrough in the second half it came via the outstretched boot of Gibraltar's Yogan Santos, who turned Podolski's low pass across goal past Robba. With 18 minutes remaining and the contest petering out, Löw sent on 1. FC Köln defender Jonas Hector, 24, for his debut.

Last updated: 02/06/15 6.58CET

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Lineups

Germany

Germany

Gibraltar

Gibraltar

1
NeuerManuel Neuer (GK) (C)
13
J. RobbaJamie Robba (GK)
2
MustafiShkodran Mustafi
2
WisemanScott Wiseman
6
KhediraSami Khedira
Substitution60
3
J. ChipolinaJoseph Chipolina
10
PodolskiLukas Podolski
4
ArtellDavid Artell
11
BellarabiKarim Bellarabi
5
R. CasciaroRyan Casciaro
13
MüllerThomas Müller
Goal12
Goal29
6
R. ChipolinaRoy Chipolina (C)
15
DurmErik Durm
Substitution72
7
L. CasciaroLee Casciaro
Substitution71
17
BoatengJérôme Boateng
10
WalkerLiam Walker
18
KroosToni Kroos
Substitution79
14
SergeantJohn Sergeant
Substitution58
19
GötzeMario Götze
Goal38
16
B. PerezBrian Perez
Substitution90+1
23
KruseMax Kruse
20
GarciaJean-Carlos Garcia

Substitutes

22
WeidenfellerRoman Weidenfeller (GK)
23
NealeLiam Neale (GK)
3
GinterMatthias Ginter
1
J. PerezJordan Perez (GK)
4
HöwedesBenedikt Höwedes
8
BadoRafael Bado
5
L. BenderLars Bender
Substitution79
9
K. CasciaroKyle Casciaro
Substitution71
7
RudySebastian Rudy
11
GoslingJake Gosling
8
VollandKevin Volland
Substitution60
12
LopezJeremy Lopez
12
ZielerRon-Robert Zieler (GK)
15
PriestleyAdam Priestley
Substitution90+1
14
HectorJonas Hector
Substitution72
17
BardonAnthony Bardon
16
RüdigerAntonio Rüdiger
18
SantosYogan Santos
Substitution58
Goal67
19
PayasAaron Payas
21
GuilingRobert Guiling
22
HernandezAnthony Hernandez

Coach

Joachim Löw (GER) Allen Bula (GIB)

Referee

Alexandru Tudor (ROU)

Assistant referees

Aurel Oniţă (ROU), Octavian Șovre (ROU)

Fourth official

Ovidiu Artene (ROU)

Additional assistant referees

Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU), Cristian Balaj (ROU)

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