Tórsvøllur - Torshavn 06/09/2013 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group 6

Faroe Islands - Germany
0-3
 

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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
 

Match statistics

Faroe Islands
Germany

0

Goals scored

3

6

Total attempts

29

0

on target

10

5

off target

13

1

blocked

6

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

8

0

Offsides

4

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

10

10

Fouls suffered

9

Standings

Last updated: 07/11/2014 14:11 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
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: 07/09/13 0.43CET

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