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Injury mars Cottbus encounter

Published: Tuesday 16 November 2004, 20.28CET
Germany 1-1 Poland Germany lose Christian Müller to a broken leg on six minutes but recover to draw.

Match statistics

GermanyPoland

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group 6: ENG-POL-AUT-WAL-AZE-GER

PPts
England England410
Germany Germany37
Poland Poland45
Wales Wales34
Austria Austria43
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan41
Last updated: 19/04/2013 11:30 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Tuesday 16 November 2004, 20.28CET

Injury mars Cottbus encounter

Germany 1-1 Poland Germany lose Christian Müller to a broken leg on six minutes but recover to draw.

By Mark Bennett

Germany's Christian Müller suffered a broken leg early in tonight's game but his side still managed to come from behind to earn a draw with UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 6 rivals Poland in Cottbus.

Early injury
Hertha BSC Berlin midfielder Müller was carried off on a stretcher six minutes after colliding with Poland's Grzegorz Fonfara, a blow for Germany coach Dieter Eilts who had already lost Per Mertesacker and Moritz Volz to the senior team and Piotr Trochowski, David Odonkor, Mathias Langkamp, Sascha Riether and Michael Rensing to injury or illness.

Goal apiece
It got worse for Germany when Karol Gregorek swiftly gave Poland the lead after a perfect pass from Marcin Klatt, who himself missed a good chance later in the first half. Germany needed a long time to recover, but were rewarded for their efforts 18 minutes from the end when Christian Schulz equalised with a deflected shot from 25 metres.

'Players were in shock'
Eilts, whose side lost their 100 per cent record but still moved to within three points of pacesetters England with a game in hand, said: "It was plain to see that my players were in shock after what happened to Christian and to be honest the result is secondary today."

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.34CET

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Lineups

Germany

Germany

Poland

Poland

1
WalkeAlexander Walke (GK)
1
CierzniakRadosław Cierzniak (GK)
2
WestermannHeiko Westermann
3
LukasiewiczAntoni Lukasiewicz (C)
3
PanderChristian Pander
4
KucharskiDawid Kucharski
Yellow Card85
4
Callsen-BrackerJan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker
5
DudkaDariusz Dudka
5
MatipMarvin Matip
Yellow Card54
6
RzeźniczakJakub Rzeźniczak
6
LehmannMatthias Lehmann
Yellow Card45
9
KlattMarcin Klatt
Substitution61
7
MüllerChristian Müller
Substitution10
10
GregorekKarol Gregorek
Goal16
8
SchulzChristian Schulz
Goal71
11
Piotr BrożekPiotr Brożek
Substitution83
9
HankeMike Hanke (C)
13
PeszkoSławomir Peszko
Substitution46
10
DejagahAshkan Dejagah
16
FonfaraGregorz Fonfara
11
JansenMarcell Jansen
Substitution62
19
M. BurkhardtMarcin Burkhardt

Substitutes

12
AdlerRené Adler (GK)
12
KrakowiakSebastian Krakowiak (GK)
16
LudwigAlexander Ludwig
Substitution10
7
ZganiaczMariusz Zganiacz
Substitution83
17
SenesieSaher Senesie
Substitution62
15
SzałachowskiSebastian Szałachowski
Substitution61
13
FathiMalik Fathi
18
KikutMarcin Kikut
Substitution46
14
HampelOliver Hampel
2
WojciechowskiPawel Wojciechowski
15
KiesslingStefan Kiessling
8
TelichowskiBlazej Telichowski
18
WeberChristian Weber

Coach

Dieter Eilts (GER) Władysław Źmuda (POL)

Referee

Jonas Eriksson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Edvard Pruner (SWE), Per-Inge Nyberg (SWE)

Fourth official

Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)

Legend:

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