Qualifying round (Group 1) - 11/11/2011 - 17:45CET (18:45 local time) - Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium - Tripoli Arkadia
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Mlapa completes treble as Germany win in Greece

Published: Friday 11 November 2011, 20.53CET
Greece 4-5 Germany
Peniel Mlapa completed his hat-trick five minutes into added time as the visitors maintained their 100% record in Group 1.
by Vassiliki Papantonopoulou
from Asteras Tripolis Stadium
Mlapa completes treble as Germany win in Greece
Savvas Gentzoglou rises to challenge Germany's Peniel Mlapa (No11) ©InTime
Published: Friday 11 November 2011, 20.53CET

Mlapa completes treble as Germany win in Greece

Greece 4-5 Germany
Peniel Mlapa completed his hat-trick five minutes into added time as the visitors maintained their 100% record in Group 1.

Germany maintained their 100% record in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 1 with Peniel Mlapa completing his hat-trick against ten-man Greece in added time.

Greece looked to have snatched a share of the points when substitute Panagiotis Vlachodimos struck from close range three minutes into time added on, shortly after Kostas Fortounis had been shown a straight red card. However, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim striker Mlapa was to have the last word, firing Germany back in front with his right foot at the death and taking them nine points clear of second-placed Greece, who have a game in hand.

Thanos Petsos lobbed his 1. FC Kaiserslautern team-mate Kevin Trapp on 22 minutes to put Greece in front, but Mlapa responded six minutes later. Trapp made a brilliant double save to deny Fortounis and Charis Mavrias and Mlapa then hit the post before being set up for a second by Lewis Holtby in first-half added time. However, there was time for Fortounis to make it 2-2 before the break.

Olivier Baumann came on for Trapp at the break and made a great series of blocks to deny Fortounis and Apostolos Giannou before Alexander Esswein converted Maximilian Beister's ball in the 56th minute to make it 3-2. Petsos responded soon after following great work from Fortounis, but Stefan Bell restored Germany's advantage with a header from a corner three minutes from the end, prompting a frenzied but ultimately heartbreaking finale for Greece. Both are in midweek action, Greece welcoming Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday and Germany visiting Cyprus the following evening.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.05CET

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Lineups

Greece

Greece

Germany

Germany

1
LambrouKostas Lambrou (GK)
1
TrappKevin Trapp (GK)
Substitution46
2
SkondrasGiannis Skondras
2
JantschkeTony Jantschke
Yellow Card40
3
PotouridisGiannis Potouridis
4
BellStefan Bell
Goal87
4
KatsikasGiorgos Katsikas
8
Gündoğanİlkay Gündoğan
5
LagosTassos Lagos
Yellow Card28
10
HoltbyLewis Holtby (C)
6
GentzoglouSavvas Gentzoglou (C)
Substitution88
11
MlapaPeniel Mlapa
Goal28
Goal45+1
Yellow Card72
Goal90+5
7
MavriasCharis Mavrias
Substitution78
13
LeitnerMoritz Leitner
Substitution58
10
FortounisKostas Fortounis
Goal45+3
Red Card90
15
EssweinAlexander Esswein
Goal56
14
GiannouApostolos Giannou
17
JungSebastian Jung
16
PetsosThanos Petsos
Goal22
Yellow Card50
Goal62
19
NeumannSebastian Neumann
Yellow Card45+2
18
FetfatzidisGiannis Fetfatzidis
Substitution74
22
BeisterMaximilian Beister
Substitution67

Substitutes

12
LondyginYuri Londygin (GK)
12
BaumannOliver Baumann (GK)
Substitution46
8
MitropoulosPavlos Mitropoulos
Substitution78
7
SchindlerChristopher Schindler
15
MaroukakisMatthaios Maroukakis
Substitution88
9
LasoggaPierre-Michelle Lasogga
17
ApostolopoulosAlexis Apostolopoulos
16
HornschuhMarc Hornschuh
19
VlachodimosPanagiotis Vlachodimos
Substitution74
Goal90+3
Yellow Card90+3
18
HerrmannPatrick Herrmann
Substitution58
20
MantalosPetros Mantalos
20
FunkPatrick Funk
Substitution67
Yellow Card90+1
21
KaragounisThanassis Karagounis
21
GinczekDaniel Ginczek

Coach

Georgios Georgiadis (GRE) Rainer Adrion (GER)

Referee

Ruddy Buquet (FRA)

Assistant referees

Fredji Harchay (FRA), Cyril Lompre (FRA)

Fourth official

Benoît Millot (FRA)

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