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Classy Germany take command

Published: Tuesday 5 September 2006, 23.05CET
Germany 5-1 Romania The 2006 finalists turned on the style to win convincingly in Wilhelmshaven, much to the delight of coach Dieter Eilts.

Match statistics

GermanyRomania

Goals scored5
 
1
Attempts on target5
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red Cards0
1

Standings

Group 10: GER - ROU - NIR

TeamsPWDLFA+/-Pts
Germany Germany22008356
Romania Romania210145-13
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland200226-40
Last updated: 19/04/2013 11:26 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Drawn   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Published: Tuesday 5 September 2006, 23.05CET

Classy Germany take command

Germany 5-1 Romania The 2006 finalists turned on the style to win convincingly in Wilhelmshaven, much to the delight of coach Dieter Eilts.

Germany turned on the style in Wilhelmshaven to defeat Romania 5-1 and seal a spot in Friday’s draw for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs as the winners of Group 10.

Two for Helmes
Romania just needed a draw to top the section yet never recovered after falling behind after ten minutes, Mario Gomez, selected in place of the injured Stefan Kiessling, converting a rebound after visiting goalkeeper Mihai Minca parried a long-range shot from Piotr Trochowski. Trochowski also created the second nine minutes later, playing a perfect through-ball for Patrick Helmes who had little trouble placing it into the back of the net. A red card for Christian Ionut Sapunaru on the half-hour signalled the end of Romania’s resistance and Germany went in three goals to the good at the break as Helmes struck again on 39 minutes.

Eilts content
Romania simply had no answer as Dieter Eilts deployed a 4-4-2 system to great effect, and although they scored an away goal through Stefan Radu in the 74th minute, there was still time for Gonzalo Castro (77) to make it 4-1 following a super solo run and substitute Aaron Hunt (86) to complete the scoring. Eilts, whose side qualified for the 2006 final round in Portugal, said: "I didn’t expect us to put in such a performance – the victory was well earned. We played perfectly in the first half."

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.41CET

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Lineups

Germany

Germany

Romania

Romania

1
RensingMichael Rensing (GK)
1
MincăMihai Mincă (GK)
Yellow Card29
2
ReinhardtDominik Reinhardt
2
SăpunaruCristian Săpunaru
Red Card31
3
SchönheimFabian Schönheim
Substitution60
3
M. ConstantinMarius Constantin
Yellow Card54
4
BrzenskaMarkus Brzenska
Yellow Card32
4
PulhacCristian Pulhac
Goal74
5
MatipMarvin Matip (C)
5
MoţiCosmin Moţi (C)
Yellow Card31
6
CastroGonzalo Castro
Goal78
6
HereaOvidiu Herea
Yellow Card27
Substitution59
7
HilbertRoberto Hilbert
Substitution77
7
SurduRomeo Surdu
8
PolanskiEugen Polanski
8
FlorescuGeorge Florescu
9
GomezMario Gomez
Goal13
9
Andrei CristeaAndrei Cristea
10
TrochowskiPiotr Trochowski
Substitution84
10
PrepeliţăAndrei Prepeliţă
Substitution41
11
HelmesPatrick Helmes
Goal19
Goal40
11
KeseruClaudiu Andrei Keseru
Substitution77

Substitutes

12
TschaunerPhilipp Tschauner (GK)
12
PantilimonCostel Pantilimon (GK)
14
HuntAaron Hunt
Substitution84
Goal84
14
RaduŞtefan Radu
Substitution41
16
OchsPatrick Ochs
Substitution77
15
RopotanAdrian Ropotan
Substitution59
17
OttlAndreas Ottl
Substitution60
17
ChiacuHristu Chiacu
Substitution77
13
BielerPascal Bieler
13
SepsiLászló Sepsi
15
KruskaMarc-André Kruska
16
VargaSerban Dacian Varga
18
RafaelNando Rafael
18
CureleaCostin Curelea

Coach

Dieter Eilts (GER) Emil Săndoi (ROU)

Referee

Serge Gumienny (BEL)

Assistant referees

Alex Verstraeten (BEL), Dirk Gilon (BEL)

Fourth official

Claude Bourdouxhe (BEL)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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