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Dominant Germany win in Georgia

Published: Sunday 29 March 2015, 19.52CET
Georgia 0-2 Germany
Marco Reus and Thomas Müller scored late in the first half to make Germany's superiority count.

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Match statistics

GeorgiaGermany

Goals scored0
2
Possession (%)29
 
71
Total attempts2
 
18
on target0
6
off target2
 
8
blocked0
4
against woodwork0
2
Corners7
 
8
Offsides2
 
4
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed14
 
11
Fouls suffered10
 
14

Standings

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Published: Sunday 29 March 2015, 19.52CET

Dominant Germany win in Georgia

Georgia 0-2 Germany
Marco Reus and Thomas Müller scored late in the first half to make Germany's superiority count.

Germany ease to three Group D points with victory in Georgia
Marco Reus and Thomas Müller strike late in first half
Reus also rattles crossbar twice
Georgia lose Aleksandre Amisulashvili to early injury
Next qualifiers: Poland v Georgia, Gibraltar v Germany (13 June)

Two goals late in the first half were enough to give Germany a deserved UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group D victory in Georgia.

There was an early blow for Georgia when Aleksandre Amisulashvili limped off to be replaced by Lasha Dvali. Marco Reus then hit the crossbar and Thomas Müller turned a Toni Kroos corner wide as Germany had the better of the early exchanges – looking, in Joachim Löw's words, to "rev up their engines" after a disappointing 2-2 home draw with Australia in midweek.

Reus was the biggest threat and it was the No11 who broke the deadlock in the 39th minute. Mario Götze slalomed into the box and rolled the ball into the path of Reus to provide Germany with a deserved advantage.

Giorgi Loria did well to deny Reus shortly afterwards but Müller doubled Germany's lead just five minutes after the opener. Mesut Özil set Müller free to produce a low finish that takes his qualifying goal tally to five.

Giorgi Chanturia was sent on as a half-time substitute and new coach Kakhaber Tskhadadze's team began to have more of the play. Yet just before the hour Reus placed another shot onto the bar and Germany pushed hard for a third in the later stages, though Bastian Schweinsteiger was relieved to deflect a Georgia cross narrowly wide.

Last updated: 02/06/15 2.56CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2013936/postmatch/report/index.html#germany+ease+past+georgia

Lineups

Georgia

Georgia

Germany

Germany

1
LoriaGiorgi Loria (GK)
1
NeuerManuel Neuer (GK)
2
LobzhanidzeUcha Lobzhanidze
3
HectorJonas Hector
3
KverkveliaSolomon Kverkvelia
5
HummelsMats Hummels
4
KashiaGuram Kashia
7
SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger (C)
Yellow Card74
5
AmisulashviliAleksandre Amisulashvili
Substitution4
8
ÖzilMesut Özil
6
MakharadzeKakhi Makharadze
Yellow Card32
Substitution63
11
ReusMarco Reus
Goal39
7
KankavaJaba Kankava (C)
Yellow Card74
13
MüllerThomas Müller
Goal44
Substitution86
10
OkriashviliTornike Okriashvili
Substitution46
15
RudySebastian Rudy
19
KobakhidzeAleksandre Kobakhidze
17
BoatengJérôme Boateng
22
NavalovskiGiorgi Navalovski
18
KroosToni Kroos
23
MchedlidzeLevan Mchedlidze
19
GötzeMario Götze
Substitution87

Substitutes

12
RevishviliNukri Revishvili (GK)
12
ZielerRon-Robert Zieler (GK)
13
AlavidzeMikheil Alavidze (GK)
22
WeidenfellerRoman Weidenfeller (GK)
8
DaushviliMurtaz Daushvili
2
MustafiShkodran Mustafi
9
VatsadzeMate Vatsadze
4
HöwedesBenedikt Höwedes
11
ChanturiaGiorgi Chanturia
Substitution46
Yellow Card82
6
KhediraSami Khedira
14
TskhadadzeBachana Tskhadadze
9
SchürrleAndré Schürrle
Substitution86
15
TotadzeLasha Totadze
10
PodolskiLukas Podolski
Substitution87
16
KakubavaLevan Kakubava
20
KramerChristoph Kramer
17
DzalamidzeNika Dzalamidze
21
Gündoğanİlkay Gündoğan
18
KeniaLevan Kenia
Substitution63
23
KruseMax Kruse
20
KazaishviliValeri Kazaishvili
21
DvaliLasha Dvali
Substitution4

Coach

Kakhaber Tskhadadze (GEO) Joachim Löw (GER)

Referee

Clément Turpin (FRA)

Assistant referees

Frédéric Cano (FRA), Nicolas Danos (FRA)

Fourth official

Cyril Gringore (FRA)

Additional assistant referees

Ruddy Buquet (FRA), Fredy Fautrel (FRA)

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