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Volland double helps Germany defeat Denmark

Published: Saturday 20 June 2015, 22.34CET
Germany 3-0 Denmark
Captain Kevin Volland scored twice as Germany moved through the gears in Prague to replace their opponents at the top of Group A.
by Tom Kell
from Eden Stadium

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Match statistics

GermanyDenmark

Goals scored3
 
0
Total attempts17
 
11
on target7
 
2
off target5
 
7
blocked5
 
2
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners3
 
6
Offsides1
 
0
Yellow cards0
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed5
 
13
Fouls suffered13
 
5

Standings

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Last updated: 30/11/2017 15:00 CET
Published: Saturday 20 June 2015, 22.34CET

Volland double helps Germany defeat Denmark

Germany 3-0 Denmark
Captain Kevin Volland scored twice as Germany moved through the gears in Prague to replace their opponents at the top of Group A.

Germany go top of Group A with 3-0 defeat of Denmark at Eden Stadium
Kevin Volland scores either side of half-time for 2009 U21 champions
FIFA World Cup-winning defender Matthias Ginter makes it 3-0 with second-half header
Horst Hrubesch's side inflict heaviest ever final tournament defeat on Danes
Next matches: Czech Republic v Germany, Denmark v Serbia (Tuesday)

Germany have the UEFA European Under-21 Championship semi-finals in their sights following an impressive 3-0 win against Denmark in Prague.

Though Hrubesch could not have been clearer in his desire to see Germany start quicker than they did against Serbia on matchday one, it was the Danes who threatened first. Pione Sisto could have picked up from where he left off on Wednesday but lacked composure when presented with a chance to test Marc-André ter Stegen. Yussuf Poulsen was similarly wasteful not long later when put through by Nicolaj Thomsen.

Germany, though, were gradually starting to crank through the gears, captain Volland taking much of the burden on his suitably broad shoulders. The TSV 1860 München man had shown delightful vision to tee up Leonardo Bittencourt, who snatched at his shot, before definitively grabbing the game by the scruff of the neck with a smart finish past the advancing Jakob Busk following Emre Can's slide-rule pass.

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Amin Younes, agonisingly close with an earlier solo effort, was then on the receiving end of more tireless build-up play from Volland but again missed the target.

The interval did little to slow Germany’s acceleration, for they had doubled their lead three minutes into the second half thanks to Volland's delightfully weighted free-kick from 25 metres out. Indeed Hrubesch's team were soon into overdrive, Ginter swooping to head in Younes's cross just five minutes later.

Max Meyer, Volland and Younes all went close to making it 4-0 but it mattered not; Group A is wide open going into matchday three.

Last updated: 21/06/15 0.12CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2015/matches/round=2000408/match=2015373/postmatch/report/index.html#germany+turn+style

Lineups

Germany

Germany

Denmark

Denmark

12
ter StegenMarc-André ter Stegen (GK)
1
BuskJakob Busk (GK)
2
KorbJulian Korb
2
ScholzAlexander Scholz
4
GinterMatthias Ginter
Goal53
4
VestergaardJannik Vestergaard (C)
5
N. SchulzNico Schulz
5
KnudsenJonas Knudsen
Yellow Card17
7
BittencourtLeonardo Bittencourt
Substitution79
6
A. ChristensenAndreas Christensen
9
VollandKevin Volland (C)
Goal32
Goal48
Substitution82
8
L. ChristensenLasse Vigen Christensen
11
CanEmre Can
Substitution77
9
Y. PoulsenYussuf Poulsen
Yellow Card51
Substitution61
17
KimmichJoshua Kimmich
15
ThomsenNicolaj Thomsen
19
YounesAmin Younes
19
JønssonJens Jønsson
Substitution77
20
MeyerMax Meyer
20
Brock-MadsenNicolai Brock-Madsen
22
HeintzDominique Heintz
23
SistoPione Sisto
Substitution72

Substitutes

1
LenoBernd Leno (GK)
16
RønnowFrederik Rønnow (GK)
6
GeisJohannes Geis
Substitution77
3
SørensenFrederik Sørensen
8
Yunus MallıYunus Mallı
7
FischerViktor Fischer
Substitution72
10
LeitnerMoritz Leitner
10
HøjbjergPierre Højbjerg
13
P. HofmannPhilipp Hofmann
11
BechUffe Bech
Substitution61
14
DemirbayKerem Demirbay
12
BanggaardPatrick Banggaard
15
GnabrySerge Gnabry
Substitution79
13
DurmisiRiza Durmisi
16
KnocheRobin Knoche
14
RemmerChristoffer Remmer
18
ArnoldMaximilian Arnold
17
NørgaardChristian Nørgaard
Substitution77
21
KlausFelix Klaus
Substitution82
18
FalkRasmus Falk
23
HornTimo Horn (GK)
21
BerggreenEmil Berggreen
22
JensenDavid Jensen (GK)

Coach

Horst Hrubesch (GER) Jess Thorup (DEN)

Referee

Sergei Karasev (RUS)

Assistant referees

Anton Averianov (RUS), Tikhon Kalugin (RUS)

Fourth official

Mario Diks (NED)

Additional assistant referees

Sergei Lapochkin (RUS), Sergei Ivanov (RUS)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution