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Özil strikes twice for Germany

Published: Wednesday 17 October 2007, 0.57CET
Germany 3-0 Moldova
Mesut Özil scored twice and Rouwen Hennings once as Germany moved to the top of Group 9.
Published: Wednesday 17 October 2007, 0.57CET

Özil strikes twice for Germany

Germany 3-0 Moldova
Mesut Özil scored twice and Rouwen Hennings once as Germany moved to the top of Group 9.

Mesut Özil scored twice and Rouwen Hennings once as Germany moved to the top of Group 9 in qualifying for the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship with victory against Moldova in front of 6,300 fans in Pirmasens.

Özil opener
Germany, playing without suspended captain Eugen Polanski, enjoyed much of the early possession but Moldova looked threatening on the break. The home side, however, would soon make their dominance tell. Hennings shot narrowly wide on 33 minutes before Özil opened the scoring seven minutes before half-time following a slick passing move.

Germany strike again
There were few chances after the break until Özil made the game safe on 70 minutes when he turned in a cross from the left. The result was put beyond doubt a minute later when Moldova's Andrei Cojocari was sent off for elbowing, before Hennings completed the scoring in added time. Germany lead the section with seven points from three games, one more than second-placed Northern Ireland.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.13CET

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Lineups

Germany

Germany

Moldova

Moldova

22
KruskaMarc-André Kruska (C)
4
BolohanVadim Bolohan (C)
25
SchönheimFabian Schönheim
17
CojocariAndrei Cojocari
Red Card70
26
RosenthalJan Rosenthal
16
CostrovIgor Costrov
Yellow Card24
Substitution70
1
NeuerManuel Neuer (GK)
2
ErhanIulian Erhan
Yellow Card3
6
AogoDennis Aogo
1
St. NamaşcoStanislav Namaşco (GK)
11
HenningsRouwen Hennings
Goal90+3
8
PatrașArtur Patraș
16
Barış ÖzbekBarış Özbek
Substitution68
15
IlescuDenis Ilescu
Yellow Card31
17
ÖzilMesut Özil
Goal36
Goal69
Substitution80
13
RudacNicolai Rudac
Substitution65
18
GroteDennis Grote
11
MaximAlexandru Maxim
Substitution46
29
SchwaabDaniel Schwaab
7
FrantuzMaxim Frantuz
35
BoatengJérôme Boateng
Substitution87
5
DolgovDmitri Dolgov

Substitutes

20
BielerPascal Bieler
6
BerbinschiDumitru Berbinschi
12
FromlowitzFlorian Fromlowitz (GK)
12
CebanuIlie Cebanu (GK)
2
BeckAndreas Beck
Substitution87
9
StingaPetru Stinga
Substitution46
7
EbertPatrick Ebert
Substitution68
18
VerbetchiAndrei Verbetchi
Substitution70
33
MarinMarko Marin
Substitution80
10
ZislisAlexandru Zislis
34
NehrigBernd Nehrig
14
PîslăDan Pîslă
Substitution65
36
BungertNiko Bungert

Coach

Dieter Eilts (GER) Ilie Carp (MDA)

Referee

Mark Steven Whitby (WAL)

Assistant referees

Edward King (WAL), Alun Boore (WAL)

Fourth official

Huw Jones (WAL)

Legend:

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