Prinz on song for six-goal Germany

Published: Thursday 10 May 2007, 16.36CET
Wales 0-6 Germany Birgit Prinz's hat-tick helped Germany to a comprehensive victory at the Bridge Meadow Stadium in Haverfordwest.
by Steffen Potter
 

Match statistics

WalesGermany

Goals scored0
6
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts0
6
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Published: Thursday 10 May 2007, 16.36CET

Prinz on song for six-goal Germany

Wales 0-6 Germany Birgit Prinz's hat-tick helped Germany to a comprehensive victory at the Bridge Meadow Stadium in Haverfordwest.
Birgit Prinz scored a hat-tick to help Germany to a comprehensive 6-0 victory over Wales in their 2009 UEFA European Women's Championship qualifier on Thursday.

Early strikes
It was the visitors' second success in qualifying and the result was never in doubt after Prinz set her side on the way with goals on eight and 20 minutes at the Bridge Meadow Stadium in Haverfordwest. Kerstin Stegemann added a third on the stroke of half-time before three strikes in the last ten minutes from Kerstin Garefrekes (81), Martina Müller (86) and Prinz again (88) completed the rout.

Prinz double
Germany penned Wales back in their own half from the kick-off and Prinz broke the deadlock after first being blocked from close range. Twelve minutes later, Prinz nodded in her second after Garefrekes, winning her 75th cap, supplied her with a cushioned header. The reigning world and European champions dominated the rest of the half yet only registered again when Stegemann fired in a cracking drive from 25 metres.

Late flurry
Three up, the Germans continued to hold sway but struggled to create chances. However, as the hosts tired towards the end Silvia Neid's team finally turned possession into goals. Garefrekes finished from short range, Martina Müller headed in a corner and Prinz secured her hat-trick following a blunder by the Wales goalkeeper. "I am delighted. The team did a lot of running but we just couldn't find the final ball or get that decisive cross in," said Neid. "But I think we can be pleased with a 6-0 win." Germany top Group 4 with six points from two games and host second-placed Switzerland in their next match on 23 August in Koblenz.

Last updated: 14/05/07 18.32CET

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Wales

Wales

Germany

Germany

17Katie Daley12Nadine Angerer (GK)
1Nicola Davies (GK)23Fatmire Bajramaj
Substitution46'
11Jessica Fishlock22Linda Bresonik
10Cheryl Foster
Substitution70'
18Kerstin Garefrekes
Goal81'
3Michelle Emma Green17Ariane Hingst
7Gwennan Harries
Substitution70'
10Renate Lingor
15Natalie Holt11Anja Mittag
Substitution68'
5Emma Jones4Babett Peter
8Jayne Ludlow (C)
Yellow Card32'
9Birgit Prinz (C)
Goal8'
Goal18'
Goal87'
2Kathryn mary Morgan
Substitution74'
24Bianca Rech
Substitution59'
6Katie Williams2Kerstin Stegemann
Goal44'

Substitutes

12Kelly Davies7Isabelle Bachor
14Joanne Edwards
Substitution70'
3Saskia Bartusiak
Substitution59'
9Jenna Hopkins
Substitution70'
21Ursula Holl (GK)
4Kerrie Manley5Annike Krahn
16Charlotte Miller15Martina Müller
Substitution68'
Goal86'
21Rhian Nokes (GK)8Sandra Smisek
18Carla Parfitt
Substitution74'
26Isabell Kerschowski
Substitution46'

Coach

Andrew Beattie (WAL) Silvia Neid (GER)

Referee

Marianne Svendsen (DEN)

Assistant referees

Martin Wulff (DEN), Niels Hoeg (DEN)

Fourth official

Brian James (WAL)

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