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Eight-goal Germany end Romania hopes

Published: Tuesday 9 September 2014, 20.15CET
Germany 8-0 Romania
Seven different scorers found the net as Horst Hrubesch's side blew away the visitors to end their play-off hopes.
by Marc Uhlmann
from Magdeburg Stadium
Eight-goal Germany end Romania hopes
Jonas Hofmann (No21) scored twice for Germany ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 9 September 2014, 20.15CET

Eight-goal Germany end Romania hopes

Germany 8-0 Romania
Seven different scorers found the net as Horst Hrubesch's side blew away the visitors to end their play-off hopes.

Germany completed their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 6 campaign in dominant fashion as they hit eight past second-placed Romania.

The pattern was set in the first minute, when Yunus Malli got the first, before Philipp Hofmann, Amin Younes and Jonas Hofmann notched before the break. Nico Schulz, Danny da Costa and Niklas Stark piled the misery on the visitors after the interval, before Jonas Hoffman rounded off the scoring a minute from time.

Romania were not given a chance to get into the match as Malli headed in Emre Can's ball before 60 seconds were on the clock, and the lead was doubled when Philipp Hofmann tapped in after wonderful wing play from Jonas Hofmann. On 16 minutes Younes made it three, and Jonas Hofmann completed the first-half scoring on 44 minutes, converting Malli's cross.

There was no let-up after the restart as a solo effort from Schulz made it five, after which it seemed as if the hosts were easing off. That was until the final ten minutes, when Da Costa was left alone in the area to finish past Laurenţiu Brănescu, six minutes before Stark thumped in Moritz Leitner's free-kick with his head. Jonas Hofmann rounded off the scoring, the result ending any hopes that Romania had of qualifying for the play-offs as one of the best group runners-up.

Last updated: 04/06/15 4.26CET

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Lineups

Germany

Germany

Romania

Romania

23
HornTimo Horn (GK)
1
BrănescuLaurenţiu Brănescu (GK)
2
HeintzDominique Heintz
3
ȚîruBogdan Țîru
3
GünterChristian Günter
Substitution46
4
FilipSteliano Filip
5
Da CostaDanny da Costa
Goal80
5
BoldorDeian Boldor
8
MalliYunus Malli
Goal1
Substitution67
6
BalasaMihai Balasa
10
LeitnerMoritz Leitner (C)
7
CretuAlexandru Cretu
11
CanEmre Can
9
PuşcaşGeorge Puşcaş
16
KnocheRobin Knoche
10
IancuGabriel Iancu (C)
Substitution55
17
P. HofmannPhilipp Hofmann
Goal12
11
BumbaClaudiu Bumba
Substitution67
19
YounesAmin Younes
Goal16
Substitution46
14
NedelcuDragoş Nedelcu
21
J. HofmannJonas Hofmann
Goal44
Goal89
17
F. TănaseFlorin Tănase
Substitution24

Substitutes

1
MüllerMarius Müller (GK)
12
BuzbuchiAlexandru Buzbuchi (GK)
4
StarkNiklas Stark
Substitution46
Goal86
8
RotariuDorin Rotariu
Substitution24
6
GeisJohannes Geis
13
PuţanuAdrian Puţanu
9
KachungaElias Kachunga
15
SerbanIonuț Serban
13
KlausFelix Klaus
Substitution67
16
PopadiucDoru Popadiuc
Substitution67
15
ArnoldMaximilian Arnold
18
BuziucAlexandru Buziuc
Substitution55
18
SchulzNico Schulz
Substitution46
Goal63
19
IvanAndrei Ivan

Coach

Horst Hrubesch (GER) Viorel Moldovan (ROU)

Referee

Benoit Bastien (FRA)

Assistant referees

Cyril Gringore (FRA), Hicham Zakrani (FRA)

Fourth official

Bartolomeu Varela (FRA)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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