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Hofmann earns Germany draw in Montenegro

Published: Friday 15 November 2013, 21.26CET
Montenegro 1-1 Germany
Germany's 100% start to Group 6 ended and they were grateful to pick up a point thanks to Philipp Hofmann's 87th-minute header.
by Aleksandar Radovic
from Stadion Podgorica
Hofmann earns Germany draw in Montenegro
Germany celebrate Philipp Hofmann's equaliser ©Getty Images

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Published: Friday 15 November 2013, 21.26CET

Hofmann earns Germany draw in Montenegro

Montenegro 1-1 Germany
Germany's 100% start to Group 6 ended and they were grateful to pick up a point thanks to Philipp Hofmann's 87th-minute header.

Philipp Hofmann struck three minutes from time to earn Germany a point in a thrilling end to their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier in Podgorica.

Montenegro appeared set for a fine victory when they led through Stefan Mugoša's 50th-minute penalty. A straight red card for substitute Aleksandar Boljević tilted the balance in the visitors' favour, however, and Hofmann quickly capitalised as he headed in Moritz Leitner's free-kick. The FC Schalke 04 forward very nearly grabbed a winner too, Danijel Petković tipping his last-gasp header against the bar.

The draw meant an end to Germany's 100% start to Group 6 but they remain six points clear of Montenegro, their nearest rivals. Coach Horst Hrubesch may have settled for that after a first half in which his side dominated possession but always looked susceptible on the couner. Luka Djordjević and Mugoša both spurned golden opportunities before Montenegro forged ahead, Mugoša converting from the spot after Antonio Rüdiger impeded Darko Zorić.

Germany, who had missed a big chance themselves through substitute Leonardo Bittencourt moments before, were spurred into action. Bittencourt was their main threat, hitting the post 18 minutes from time, yet once Boljević saw red for a foul on Amin Younes, it was Hofmann that took centre stage.

Last updated: 05/06/15 6.18CET

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Lineups

Montenegro

Montenegro

Germany

Germany

1
PetkovićDanijel Petković (GK)
12
ter StegenMarc-André ter Stegen (GK)
Yellow Card85
2
GojačaninNemanja Gojačanin
Yellow Card52
Substitution65
2
RüdigerAntonio Rüdiger
Yellow Card50
3
RadunovićRisto Radunović
3
PlattenhardtMarvin Plattenhardt
5
BakračMiloš Bakrač
4
GinterMatthias Ginter
Yellow Card81
7
VukčevićMarko Vukčević
10
LeitnerMoritz Leitner (C)
Yellow Card32
8
KosovićNebojša Kosović
11
CanEmre Can
Yellow Card63
9
MugošaStefan Mugoša
Goal50
14
Da CostaDanny da Costa
11
DjordjevićLuka Djordjević
17
P. HofmannPhilipp Hofmann
Goal87
13
AlićErmin Alić (C)
19
YounesAmin Younes
Substitution86
14
B. JankovićBranislav Janković
Substitution74
21
J. HofmannJonas Hofmann
Substitution46
17
ZorićDarko Zorić
Substitution87
22
Özkan YıldırımÖzkan Yıldırım
Yellow Card40
Substitution72

Substitutes

12
ButorovićIvan Butorović (GK)
1
LenoBernd Leno (GK)
4
JovovićVladimir Jovović
Substitution87
23
HornTimo Horn (GK)
6
ĆukovićIgor Ćuković
7
BittencourtLeonardo Bittencourt
Substitution46
Yellow Card82
15
BoljevićAleksandar Boljević
Substitution65
Red Card84
15
ParkerShawn Parker
Substitution72
16
KaludjerovićAndrija Kaludjerović
Substitution74
16
KnocheRobin Knoche
18
VukčevićAndrija Vukčević
18
MalliYunus Malli
Substitution86
21
PejakovićIvan Pejaković
20
HoffmannAndré Hoffmann

Coach

Dušan Vlaisavljević (MNE) Thomas Nörenberg (GER)

Referee

Kevin Clancy (SCO)

Assistant referees

Graham Chambers (SCO), David McGeachie (SCO)

Fourth official

Greg Aitken (SCO)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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