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Khedira sends Germany to the summit

Published: Tuesday 25 March 2008, 19.45CET
Germany 6-0 Luxembourg
Sami Khedira scored a hat-trick against bottom side Luxembourg as the hosts overtook Northern Ireland as Group 9 leaders.

Match statistics

GermanyLuxembourg

Goals scored6
 
0
Attempts on target6
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group 9: GER / ISR / MDA / NIR / LUX

PPts
Germany Germany513
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland712
Israel Israel510
Moldova Moldova56
Luxembourg Luxembourg60
Last updated: 19/04/2013 11:25 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
Published: Tuesday 25 March 2008, 19.45CET

Khedira sends Germany to the summit

Germany 6-0 Luxembourg
Sami Khedira scored a hat-trick against bottom side Luxembourg as the hosts overtook Northern Ireland as Group 9 leaders.

Germany scored six unanswered goals against bottom side Luxembourg to overtake Northern Ireland as qualifying Group 9 leaders.

More punishment
A Sami Khedira hat-trick and strikes from Mesut Özil, Rouwen Hennings and Baris Özbek secured a comprehensive victory and followed up the 7-0 win in Luxembourg in Germany's previous outing in November.

Goal flurry
Perhaps the only surprise was that it took Dieter Eilts's side 28 minutes to break the deadlock, when VfB Stuttgart forward Khedira struck with a deflected shot. Özbek missed a chance to double the lead, so it was the 47th minute by the time Khedira scored again. That began a sequence of four goals in the space of eleven minutes – Özil hit the target when clean through, Hennings converted from a free-kick, before Khedira completed his treble in the 58th minute.

Last word
A Germany team fielding TSG 1899 Hoffenheim goalkeeper Thorsten Kirschbaum rather than regular starter Manuel Neuer then allowed Roland Schaack's visitors to play some football of their own. The final word, though, went to the hosts as Özbek tucked in the rebound from a Hennings shot. It was Germany's fourth win in five matches of this UEFA European Under-21 Championship campaign – Luxembourg were left waiting for their first having played six games.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.51CET

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Lineups

Germany

Germany

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

22
KruskaMarc-André Kruska (C)
Yellow Card25
9
BensiStefano Bensi
28
KhediraSami Khedira
Goal28
Goal47
Goal58
Substitution78
3
GeisbuschGérard Geisbusch
35
BoatengJérôme Boateng
Substitution46
5
LehnenTim Lehnen (C)
18
GroteDennis Grote
4
BukvicAnte Bukvic
11
HenningsRouwen Hennings
Goal54
10
RodriguezAndré Rodriguez
Yellow Card71
Substitution83
2
BeckAndreas Beck
8
LeiteKevin Leite
17
ÖzilMesut Özil
Goal50
Yellow Card88
7
SehumannAndy Sehumann
21
KirschbaumThorsten Kirschbaum (GK)
6
JänischMathias Jänisch
Yellow Card18
Substitution65
15
HummelsMats Hummels
1
CastellaniFabiano Castellani (GK)
38
HöwedesBenedikt Höwedes
Substitution69
2
MartinoMassimo Martino
Substitution89
16
Barış ÖzbekBarış Özbek
Goal85
11
BastosCédric Bastos

Substitutes

14
HuntAaron Hunt
Substitution46
12
ArnoldJan Arnold (GK)
25
SchönheimFabian Schönheim
Substitution78
15
BraunChristian Braun
Substitution83
6
AogoDennis Aogo
17
KringsDanny Krings
1
NeuerManuel Neuer (GK)
13
AfounYannick Afoun
Substitution89
36
BungertNiko Bungert
Substitution69
16
May Andy May
Substitution65
3
BoenischSebastian Boenisch
18
Alexander PottAlexander Pott
37
SchindlerKevin Schindler
14
GreiveldingerBen Greiveldinger

Coach

Dieter Eilts (GER) Roland Schaack (LUX)

Referee

Svein-Erik Edvartsen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Frank Andås (NOR), Kim Thomas Haglund (NOR)

Fourth official

Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)

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