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Esswein hands Germany win in Belarus

Published: Tuesday 6 September 2011, 23.28CET
Belarus 0-1 Germany
Alexander Esswein scored the only goal of the game in Borisov, but the home side had reason to be relieved that there were not several more.
by Denis Orlov
from Gorodskoi Stadion
Esswein hands Germany win in Belarus
Alexander Esswein (No15) scored Germany's winner against Belarus ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 6 September 2011, 23.28CET

Esswein hands Germany win in Belarus

Belarus 0-1 Germany
Alexander Esswein scored the only goal of the game in Borisov, but the home side had reason to be relieved that there were not several more.

Alexander Esswein scored the only goal as Germany earned a comfortable UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying win in Belarus, outclassing their hosts to earn a third Group 1 victory.

The 1. FC Nürnberg striker collected a pass from Sebastian Rudy on the left and darted into the penalty area, beating Filipp Voytekhovich with a shot to the goalkeeper's near post on 29 minutes. Rainer Adrion's side dominated the game from start to finish, denying the home side any clear-cut chances and fashioning enough of their own to have made for a much more emphatic scoreline.

Belarus received a warning when Ilkay Gundogan shot over the crossbar on 25 minutes, but Yuri Shakhanov's side could not prevent Esswein from making the breakthrough. They had Voytekhovich to thank as they went in a the break only 1-0 down, the goalkeeper having saved well from Gundogan.

Pierre-Michelle Lasogga fired wide when well placed just before the hour mark, and with six minutes to go, Voytekhovich fended another Gundogan shot away, with Peniel Mlapa striking another effort over his crossbar in added time. Germany next meet second-ranked Bosnia and Herzegovina on 6 October, while Belarus visit Cyprus the following day.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.05CET

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Lineups

Belarus

Belarus

Germany

Germany

1
VoytekhovichFilipp Voytekhovich (GK)
1
TrappKevin Trapp (GK)
3
Polyakov                      Denis Polyakov
2
JantschkeTony Jantschke
4
PolitevichSergei Politevich (C)
5
KirchhoffJan Tilman Kirchhoff
5
BagaDmitri Baga
Substitution73
6
RudySebastian Rudy
7
KuganAleksandr Kugan
7
VogtKevin Vogt
Yellow Card41
10
KhlebosolovDmitri Khlebosolov
8
Gündoğanİlkay Gündoğan
13
KondratievSergei Kondratiev
9
LasoggaPierre-Michelle Lasogga
Substitution71
14
KuzmenokIgor Kuzmenok
10
HoltbyLewis Holtby (C)
15
SkitovArtem Skitov
Substitution64
15
EssweinAlexander Esswein
Goal29
Substitution81
17
KendyshYuri Kendysh
17
JungSebastian Jung
18
AleksievichIlya Aleksievich
19
NeumannSebastian Neumann
Substitution7

Substitutes

12
PyatigoretsVladimir Pyatigorets (GK)
12
BaumannOliver Baumann (GK)
2
YasinskiIgor Yasinski
4
SobiechLasse Sobiech
Substitution7
6
ZaleskiAndrei Zaleski
11
MlapaPeniel Mlapa
Substitution81
8
MakasAleksandr Makas
Substitution73
16
HornschuhMarc Hornschuh
9
KravchukMikhail Kravchuk
20
FunkPatrick Funk
20
RakhmanovArtem Rakhmanov
21
GinczekDaniel Ginczek
21
IvanovFilipp Ivanov
Substitution64
22
BeisterMaximilian Beister
Substitution71

Coach

Yuri Shukanov (BLR) Rainer Adrion (GER)

Referee

Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)

Assistant referees

Javier Rodriguez (ESP), Pau Cebrian Devis (ESP)

Fourth official

José Gonzalez (ESP)

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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