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Germany overcome gutsy Scotland

Published: Monday 7 September 2015, 22.40CET
Scotland 2-3 Germany
The hosts twice came from behind but succumbed to İlkay Gündoğan's effort for the world champions, who are now within sight of the finals.
by Alex O'Henley
from Hampden Park

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Match statistics

ScotlandGermany

Goals scored2
 
3
Possession (%)32
 
68
Total attempts5
 
13
on target3
 
6
off target1
 
3
blocked1
 
4
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners2
 
2
Offsides3
 
4
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed14
 
9
Fouls suffered8
 
14

Standings

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Published: Monday 7 September 2015, 22.40CET

Germany overcome gutsy Scotland

Scotland 2-3 Germany
The hosts twice came from behind but succumbed to İlkay Gündoğan's effort for the world champions, who are now within sight of the finals.

  • İlkay Gündoğan's second-half goal keeps Germany top of Group D
  • Twice Scotland cancelled out Thomas Müller goals before half-time
  • Germany in sight of France while Scotland fall four points off third place
  • Next games: Scotland v Poland, Republic of Ireland v Germany (8 October)

İlkay Gündoğan finished off a superb move to ensure qualifying Group D leaders Germany took a huge step towards UEFA EURO 2016 despite conceding two equalisers in Scotland.

As expected the world champions dominated possession in the early stages and they made the breakthrough inside 18 minutes in Glasgow. Predictably, it was their talisman Thomas Müller who found a way through the packed Scots defence, his shot taking a deflection off Russell Martin to wrong-foot David Marshall.

Surprisingly the home side were on level terms ten minutes later. Manuel Neuer could only parry Shaun Maloney's free-kick and the ball broke off Mats Hümmels into the net.

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Thomas Müller makes it 2-1

Germany's response was swift and minutes later Müller headed in off the post after Marshall had repelled Emre Can's initial shot. Scotland roared back again just before the break, James McArthur driving high into the net from the edge of the area

Mario Götze had the ball in the Scotland net in the 50th minute but his effort was ruled out for offside. No matter; four minutes later Can set Müller away and the scorer turned provider as he and Gündoğan produced a passing exchange that left Scotland bamboozled – and the Borussia Dortmund man with the easy task of placing the ball in the net.

Both teams had chances as the half continued, yet Germany were able to keep Scotland at bay and are now assured of a top-three finish. A draw in the Republic of Ireland on 8 October would book Germany's qualification. Scotland trail third-placed Ireland by four points and can afford no more slips next month.

Shaun Maloney: Scotland's pride in defeat

Last updated: 09/09/15 0.17CET

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Lineups

Scotland

Scotland

Germany

Germany

1
MarshallDavid Marshall (GK)
1
NeuerManuel Neuer (GK)
2
HuttonAlan Hutton
3
HectorJonas Hector
3
MulgrewCharlie Mulgrew
5
HummelsMats Hummels
Goal28
4
R. MartinRussell Martin
7
SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger (C)
5
HanleyGrant Hanley
8
ÖzilMesut Özil
Substitution90+2
6
McArthurJames McArthur
Goal43
13
MüllerThomas Müller
Goal18
Goal34
7
MorrisonJames Morrison
Yellow Card56
14
CanEmre Can
8
BrownScott Brown (C)
Substitution81
17
BoatengJérôme Boateng
9
S. FletcherSteven Fletcher
18
KroosToni Kroos
10
ForrestJames Forrest
Substitution81
19
GötzeMario Götze
Substitution86
15
MaloneyShaun Maloney
Yellow Card58
Substitution60
21
Gündoğanİlkay Gündoğan
Goal54

Substitutes

12
GordonCraig Gordon (GK)
12
ZielerRon-Robert Zieler (GK)
21
A. McGregorAllan McGregor (GK)
22
ter StegenMarc-André ter Stegen (GK)
11
AnyaIkechi Anya
Substitution60
2
MustafiShkodran Mustafi
13
RitchieMatt Ritchie
Substitution81
4
RudySebastian Rudy
14
GriffithsLeigh Griffiths
6
GinterMatthias Ginter
16
WhittakerSteven Whittaker
9
SchürrleAndré Schürrle
Substitution86
17
NaismithSteven Naismith
10
PodolskiLukas Podolski
18
RussellJohnny Russell
15
VollandKevin Volland
19
D. FletcherDarren Fletcher
16
BellarabiKarim Bellarabi
20
GreerGordon Greer
20
KramerChristoph Kramer
Substitution90+2
22
C. MartinChris Martin
Substitution81
23
KruseMax Kruse
23
ForsythCraig Forsyth

Coach

Gordon Strachan (SCO) Joachim Löw (GER)

Referee

Björn Kuipers (NED)

Assistant referees

Sander van Roekel (NED), Erwin Zeinstra (NED)

Fourth official

Charles Schaap (NED)

Additional assistant referees

Pol van Boekel (NED), Richard Liesveld (NED)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution