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Hofmann-inspired Germany overcome Faroes

Published: Friday 6 September 2013, 23.45CET
Faroe Islands 0-3 Germany
"We controlled the match," said German coach Horst Hrubesch after seeing his charges open their Group 6 campaign with three points.
by Milan Čimburović
from Torshavn
Hofmann-inspired Germany overcome Faroes
Leonardo Bittencourt celebrates scoring Germany's third goal with provider Jonas Hofmann ©Getty Images

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Published: Friday 6 September 2013, 23.45CET

Hofmann-inspired Germany overcome Faroes

Faroe Islands 0-3 Germany
"We controlled the match," said German coach Horst Hrubesch after seeing his charges open their Group 6 campaign with three points.

Germany eased past the Faroe Islands to hit the ground running in 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 6.

Once Moritz Leitner had broken the deadlock early on, there was no looking back for the 2009 champions and second-half strikes from Jonas Hofmann and Leonardo Bittencourt sealed a routine win, the third straight three-goal defeat for the away team.

Germany's opener, though finished by Leitner, owed much to splendid work by Kevin Volland, who retained possession in the box before picking out his team-mate to find the bottom corner. A confident Germany created a host more opportunities in the opening period, but Philipp Hofmann's profligacy and two fine saves by home goalkeeper Teitur Gestsson kept the score unchanged.

Philipp Hofmann was replaced by Jonas Hofmann after the break and the substitution proved inspired. The substitute finished Ozkan Yildirim's pass well at the back post shortly after his arrival, before playing a pivotal role as Bittencourt rounded off the scoring ten minutes from time.

"We controlled the match," said Germany coach Horst Hrubesch. "We were the better team tonight and I am satisfied with my boys. The only negative is that we did not put the contest to bed in the first half, despite many chances."

"The boys gave all they could; we had very strong opponents tonight," added Faroes coach Heđin Askham.

Last updated: 05/06/15 10.07CET

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Lineups

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Germany

Germany

1
GestssonTeitur Gestsson (GK)
1
LenoBernd Leno (GK)
2
B. HansenBárdur Hansen
3
PlattenhardtMarvin Plattenhardt
Substitution83
3
EllefsenBeinir Ellefsen
4
GinterMatthias Ginter
4
H. AskhamHørdur Askham
5
MustafiShkodran Mustafi
5
VagsheygAndras Vagsheyg
8
GoretzkaLeon Goretzka
6
Rógvi JoensenRógvi Joensen
9
VollandKevin Volland (C)
7
SørensenGilli Sørensen (C)
10
LeitnerMoritz Leitner
Goal7
Yellow Card85
8
B. PetersenBogi Petersen
Yellow Card65
13
DurmErik Durm
9
A. EllingsgaardAri Ellingsgaard
Substitution84
17
P. HofmannPhilipp Hofmann
Substitution46
10
ZachariasenGunnar Zachariasen
Substitution83
19
YounesAmin Younes
Substitution61
11
I. JoensenIvan Joensen
Substitution59
22
Özkan YıldırımÖzkan Yıldırım

Substitutes

16
Hal. HansenHaldgrimur Hansen (GK)
12
ter StegenMarc-André ter Stegen (GK)
12
KlaksteinHeðin Klakstein
Substitution59
Yellow Card77
2
RüdigerAntonio Rüdiger
13
P. JoensenPál Joensen
Substitution84
7
BittencourtLeonardo Bittencourt
Substitution61
Goal80
14
JacobsenJohan Jacobsen
15
VitzthumMichael Vitzthum
Substitution83
15
KalsøSørmund Kalsø
Substitution83
16
KnocheRobin Knoche
17
NielsenEli Nielsen
18
SchulzNico Schulz
18
JustinussenTeitur Justinussen
21
J. HofmannJonas Hofmann
Substitution46
Goal52

Coach

William McLoud Jacobsen (FRO) Horst Hrubesch (GER)

Referee

Tore Hansen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Jan Erik Engan (NOR), Tom Harald Grønevik (NOR)

Fourth official

Ola Hobber Nilsen (NOR)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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