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Clinical Germany cruise past Belarus

Published: Friday 7 September 2012, 20.30CET
Germany 3-0 Belarus
Already group winners, a clinical second-half display has left Rainer Adrion's charges on the brink of qualifying from Group 1 with a 100% record.
by Matthias Rötters
from Ostseestadion Stadion
Clinical Germany cruise past Belarus
Germany celebrate a ninth win and a seventh clean sheet of qualifying ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 7 September 2012, 20.30CET

Clinical Germany cruise past Belarus

Germany 3-0 Belarus
Already group winners, a clinical second-half display has left Rainer Adrion's charges on the brink of qualifying from Group 1 with a 100% record.

Germany are one win away from qualifying from UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 1 with a 100% record after a clinical second-half performance secured a 3-0 victory against Belarus.

Rainer Adrion's side secured qualification as group winners with a defeat of Greece in February, so little more than pride and their winning streak were on the line in Rostock.

Still, they dominated from the off, with Moritz Leitner leading the assault on the deep Belarusian defence. Only a matter of centimetres were between his early 25-metre shot and the left upright, while he came even closer later in the half, smacking the crossbar from the left side of the penaly area.

The German pressure told after the restart, as forward Maximilian Beister scored his fourth goal in eight qualifiers, tucking in Leitner's cross from close range on 57 minutes. Borussia Dortmund's Leitner then turned scorer seven minutes later, converting a penalty after Aleksandr Anyukevic's handball.

With 15 minutes left on the clock, Sebastian Polter made it three, finishing off Patrick Herrmann's pinpoint cross from the left. There was still time for Belarus to have their best chance of the match, but Kirill Premudrov somehow contrived to miss an open target from five metres out with four minutes remaining. That ensured Germany racked up a seventh clean sheet of an impressive campagn.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.04CET

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Lineups

Germany

Germany

Belarus

Belarus

1
LenoBernd Leno (GK)
1
IgnatovichSergei Ignatovich (GK)
2
JantschkeTony Jantschke
2
KlopotskiEvgeni Klopotski
3
TheskerStefan Thesker
3
LebedevAndrei Lebedev
Substitution51
4
SobiechLasse Sobiech
4
PolitevichSergei Politevich (C)
5
KirchhoffJan Tilman Kirchhoff
5
TsyvilkoIlya Tsyvilko
8
RodeSebastian Rode
7
BykovArtem Bykov
9
VollandKevin Volland
Substitution46
8
AleksievichIlya Aleksievich
10
HoltbyLewis Holtby (C)
9
VergeychikKirill Vergeychik
13
LeitnerMoritz Leitner
Goal64
Substitution69
11
KhvaschinskiVladimir Khvaschinski
Yellow Card60
Substitution64
21
BellarabiKarim Bellarabi
Substitution69
14
AnyukevichAleksandr Anyukevich
22
BeisterMaximilian Beister
Goal57
15
VolovikYuri Volovik
Substitution79

Substitutes

12
BaumannOliver Baumann (GK)
12
SorokoArtem Soroko (GK)
11
MlapaPeniel Mlapa
Substitution46
6
PremudrovKirill Premudrov
Substitution51
14
PolterSebastian Polter
Substitution69
Goal75
10
KhlebosolovDmitri Khlebosolov
Substitution79
16
HornschuhMarc Hornschuh
13
GlebkoSergei Glebko
17
JungSebastian Jung
16
LukashevichMaksim Lukashevich
18
HerrmannPatrick Herrmann
Substitution69
17
RadzhabovAzam Radzhabov
20
FunkPatrick Funk
18
M. VolodkoMaksim Volodko
Substitution64

Coach

Rainer Adrion (GER) Aleksei Vergeenko (BLR)

Referee

Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)

Assistant referees

Ondřej Pelikán (CZE), Jan Paták (CZE)

Fourth official

Radek Příhoda (CZE)

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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