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Draw sends Germany and Israel through

Published: Wednesday 10 September 2008, 0.53CET
Germany 0-0 Israel
A goalless draw suited both teams in Duisburg as a point apiece was enough to send the Group 9 rivals into Friday's play-off draw in Malmo.
by Steffen Potter
Draw sends Germany and Israel through
Israel's Lior Refaelov vies with Marc-André Kruska of Germany ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 10 September 2008, 0.53CET

Draw sends Germany and Israel through

Germany 0-0 Israel
A goalless draw suited both teams in Duisburg as a point apiece was enough to send the Group 9 rivals into Friday's play-off draw in Malmo.

A goalless draw suited both teams in Duisburg as a point apiece proved enough to send Germany and Israel through to Friday's UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-off draw in Malmo.

Tight contest
The sides went into the final round of fixtures locked together atop Group 9 on 16 points, and with nothing to choose between them from October's corresponding game in Tel-Aviv, a 2-2 draw. That result meant Germany would progress with a draw providing it was not by 3-3 or higher, but after a frenetic opening that never looked a possibility. Instead, the hosts resisted spells of pressure to secure their play-off place as group winners, while Israel advanced as one of the best four runners-up.

Wagner effort
It was arguably no more than Motti Iwanir's team deserved having been the better side for much of the match at the MSV Arena. Sami Khedira wasted a fine early chance for Germany when he headed wide, but from then on it was Israel who were in the ascendancy. Yoval Avidor failed to convert a presentable opportunity when well-placed and it took a fine save from Floran Fromlowitz to deny Etey Shechter midway through the second period. Germany finally kicked into life 12 minutes from time when Sandro Wagner directed a header against the crossbar but a home win would have been cruel on Israel.

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Lineups

Germany

Germany

Israel

Israel

1
FromlowitzFlorian Fromlowitz (GK)
1
LevitaOhad Levita (GK)
2
BeckAndreas Beck
2
ShpunginYuval Shpungin
6
AogoDennis Aogo
4
MaymonShai Maymon
11
HenningsRouwen Hennings
Substitution68
3
ChekolTayacho Chekol
15
HummelsMats Hummels
Yellow Card81
21
RoashOshri Roash
18
GroteDennis Grote
Yellow Card87
5
JanLior Jan (C)
22
KruskaMarc-André Kruska (C)
10
RefaelovLior Refaelov
Substitution79
26
RosenthalJan Rosenthal
11
YeiniSheran Yeini
Yellow Card51
28
KhediraSami Khedira
7
AvidorYoval Avidor
Substitution62
38
HöwedesBenedikt Höwedes
9
TamuzToto Tamuz
39
KroosToni Kroos
8
AssulinGai Assulin
Substitution62

Substitutes

21
SippelTobias Sippel (GK)
18
NitzanItamar Nitzan (GK)
17
ÖzilMesut Özil
12
KendeOmri Kende
23
HalfarDaniel Halfar
14
NatchoBebras Natcho
Substitution79
29
SchwaabDaniel Schwaab
15
ZahaviEran Zahavi
36
BungertNiko Bungert
16
CahalonTamir Cahalon
Substitution62
41
SteinhöferMarkus Steinhöfer
20
ShechterEtey Shechter
Substitution62
42
WagnerSandro Wagner
Substitution68
6
HemedTomer Hemed

Coach

Dieter Eilts (GER) Motti Iwanir (ISR)

Referee

Stephen Tanner (ENG)

Assistant referees

Jeremy Simpson (ENG), Richard West (ENG)

Fourth official

Stuart Attwell (ENG)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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