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Germany strike seven past stubborn Gibraltar

Published: Saturday 13 June 2015, 22.39CET
Gibraltar 0-7 Germany
A saved penalty helped Gibraltar hold out for 28 minutes but in the end an André Schürrle hat-trick ensured a comfortable away win.
by Julian Fortuna
from Estádio Algarve

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Match statistics

GibraltarGermany

Goals scored0
7
Possession (%)33
 
67
Total attempts10
 
31
on target7
 
17
off target3
 
7
blocked0
7
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners2
 
6
Offsides2
 
10
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed6
 
10
Fouls suffered8
 
6

Standings

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Published: Saturday 13 June 2015, 22.39CET

Germany strike seven past stubborn Gibraltar

Gibraltar 0-7 Germany
A saved penalty helped Gibraltar hold out for 28 minutes but in the end an André Schürrle hat-trick ensured a comfortable away win.

Germany stay within a point of Group D leaders Poland after victory in Faro
Bastian Schweinsteiger has penalty saved and Gibraltar hold out for 28 minutes
André Schürrle breaks deadlock and in second-half flurry completes a hat-trick
Next games: Gibraltar v Republic of Ireland, Germany v Poland (4 September)

Gibraltar proved they could go toe to toe with Germany in the first half but in the end the world champions scored six after the break to comfortably secure the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group D points.

Germany were given a golden chance to take the lead in the tenth minute after Jake Gosling brought down Jonas Hector in the box, but Jordan Perez guessed correctly to save Bastian Schweinsteiger's penalty. The Gibraltar goalkeeper was in inspired form while at the other end Aaron Payas's free-kick was stopped by Roman Weidenfeller and Liam Walker's long-range effort flew narrowly wide.

Having held out for 28 minutes, their longest resistance yet in the group, Gibraltar conceded when André Schürrle capitalised on a mistake by Ryan Casciaro and proceeded to slot underneath the advancing Perez. This did not discourage Gibraltar, because minutes later a Joseph Chipolina cross was met by Gosling at the far post but he somehow only managed to find the hands of Weidenfeller from close range.

The visitors were still looking for a second yet Mesut Özil, Patrick Herrmann and Hector were all frustrated by Perez. However, two goals early in the second period eased any German nerves as Max Kruse – who had replaced Mario Götze – tapped in after a cutback from Özil and İlkay Gündoğan placed a shot past Perez.

It was four when Perez palmed the ball to Özil, who set up Karim Bellarabi for his first Germany strike. Jean Carlos Garcia, Lee Casciaro and Walker all tested Weidenfeller but Schürrle soon scored two more for his hat-trick, the VfL Wolfsburg ace following up on the rebound after Perez's super stop from Gündoğan, then profiting from another piece of fine work by Özil for another simple finish. Kruse completed the rout when he pounced on a loose ball towards the end.

With leaders Poland also winning today, second-placed Germany remain a point behind in the run-up to their September showdown. They are also two in front of Scotland, held 1-1 in the Republic of Ireland.

Last updated: 14/06/15 23.53CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2013955/postmatch/report/index.html#germany+strike+seven

Lineups

Gibraltar

Gibraltar

Germany

Germany

1
J. PerezJordan Perez (GK)
22
WeidenfellerRoman Weidenfeller (GK)
3
J. ChipolinaJoseph Chipolina
Yellow Card54
3
HectorJonas Hector
5
R. CasciaroRyan Casciaro
4
RudySebastian Rudy
6
R. ChipolinaRoy Chipolina (C)
7
SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger (C)
Penalty10
7
L. CasciaroLee Casciaro
Yellow Card90+2
8
ÖzilMesut Özil
8
PayasAaron Payas
Substitution82
9
SchürrleAndré Schürrle
Goal28
Goal65
Goal71
9
K. CasciaroKyle Casciaro
Substitution78
11
BellarabiKarim Bellarabi
Goal57
10
WalkerLiam Walker
14
HerrmannPatrick Herrmann
Substitution56
11
GoslingJake Gosling
17
BoatengJérôme Boateng
15
PriestleyAdam Priestley
Substitution61
19
GötzeMario Götze
Substitution36
20
GarciaJean-Carlos Garcia
21
Gündoğanİlkay Gündoğan
Goal51
Substitution67

Substitutes

23
NealeLiam Neale (GK)
12
ZielerRon-Robert Zieler (GK)
13
J. RobbaJamie Robba (GK)
2
MustafiShkodran Mustafi
2
BosioJames Bosio
Substitution78
6
KhediraSami Khedira
Substitution67
4
SergeantJohn Sergeant
Substitution82
10
PodolskiLukas Podolski
Substitution56
12
LopezJeremy Lopez
15
DurmErik Durm
14
VictoryJesse Victory
16
RüdigerAntonio Rüdiger
16
RovegnoJustin Rovegno
20
KramerChristoph Kramer
17
BardonAnthony Bardon
23
KruseMax Kruse
Substitution36
Goal47
Goal81
18
J.P. DuarteJohn Paul Duarte
19
J. CoombesJamie Coombes
Substitution61
21
GuilingRobert Guiling
22
BarnettErin Barnett

Coach

Dave Wilson (SCO) Joachim Löw (GER)

Referee

Clayton Pisani (MLT)

Assistant referees

Mitchell Scerri (MLT), Duncan Sultana (MLT)

Fourth official

Roberto Vella (MLT)

Additional assistant referees

Marco Borg (MLT), Adrian Azzopardi (MLT)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution