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Hanke shines as Germany advance

Published: Friday 2 September 2005, 23.32CET
Germany 2-0 Azerbaijan Mike Hanke creates one goal and scores the other as Germany book their place in the play-offs with three games to spare.
Published: Friday 2 September 2005, 23.32CET

Hanke shines as Germany advance

Germany 2-0 Azerbaijan Mike Hanke creates one goal and scores the other as Germany book their place in the play-offs with three games to spare.

Germany booked their place in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs with three games to spare by recording a comfortable 2-0 win against Azerbaijan.

Rensing injury
After Poland were held to a 2-2 draw by Austria earlier in the day, Germany and England knew they would advance with victories and effectively render their match in Mainz on Tuesday a play-off for Group 6 supremacy. Both did so with ease, England defeating Wales 4-0 and Christian Schulz and Mike Hanke scoring without reply for Germany.

Goalkeeping change
Germany coach Dieter Eilts was forced into a goalkeeping change after losing FC Bayern München custodian Michael Rensing to a shoulder injury, although stand-in René Adler will rarely have had a quieter evening. Hanke was irrepressible throughout and on 13 minutes the VfL Wolfsburg striker won a penalty which Schulz, of Werder Bremen, calmly converted.

Standing ovation
Germany continued to dictate the tempo and created further chances, Hanke and Roberto failing to score from the most presentable ones. Ten minutes into the second half the lead was doubled as the Hamburger SV midfielder Piotr Trochowski fed Hanke to head his 12th goal in his 22nd outing for his country. Coach Eilts replaced Hanke with ten minutes remaining, his performance drawing a standing ovation.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.06CET

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Lineups

Germany

Germany

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

1
AdlerRené Adler (GK)
1
MajidovRuslan Majidov (GK)
2
OchsPatrick Ochs
2
AllahverdiyevElnur Allahverdiyev
Yellow Card84
3
FathiMalik Fathi
3
NamazovMikayil Namazov (C)
4
HuthRobert Huth
5
LevinVladimir Levin
5
MatipMarvin Matip
Substitution61
6
SadygovRashad A. Sadygov
6
RietherSascha Riether (C)
7
Romal HuseynovRomal Huseynov
Yellow Card5
7
OdonkorDavid Odonkor
Substitution69
11
R. AbbasovRamazan Abbasov
8
SchulzChristian Schulz
Goal12
Yellow Card55
14
GurbanovIlgar Gurbanov
Substitution71
9
HankeMike Hanke
Goal54
Substitution80
15
Elnur AbbasovElnur Abbasov
10
TrochowskiPiotr Trochowski
16
AkhtyamovDaniel Akhtyamov
Substitution63
11
HilbertRoberto Hilbert
18
ÄmircanovRuslan Ämircanov
Substitution84

Substitutes

12
WalkeAlexander Walke (GK)
12
AgayevKamran Agayev (GK)
13
BrzenskaMarkus Brzenska
Substitution61
4
AbdurakhmanovSamir Abdurakhmanov
Substitution84
15
HelmesPatrick Helmes
Substitution69
9
AghakishiyevMurad Aghakishiyev
Substitution63
17
RafaelNando Rafael
Substitution80
10
NadirovVüqar Nadirov
Substitution71
14
FischerKarsten Fischer
8
Jamal MammadovJamal Mammadov
16
KiesslingStefan Kiessling
13
RajabovOrkhan Rajabov
18
VolzMoritz Volz
17
MuradovRashad Muradov

Coach

Dieter Eilts (GER) Musa Gurbanov (AZE)

Referee

Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Ole Hermann Karlsen (NOR), Jan Petter Randen (NOR)

Fourth official

Per Ivar Staberg (NOR)

Legend:

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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