Garefrekes treble lifts Germany

Published: Wednesday 22 August 2007, 20.19CET
Germany 7-0 Switzerland Kerstin Garefrekes scored a second-half hat-trick in a resounding win for the reigning champions and Group 4 leaders.
by Steffen Potter
 
Published: Wednesday 22 August 2007, 20.19CET

Garefrekes treble lifts Germany

Germany 7-0 Switzerland Kerstin Garefrekes scored a second-half hat-trick in a resounding win for the reigning champions and Group 4 leaders.
Germany defeated Switzerland 7-0 in Koblenz to maintain their perfect start and move five points clear of their vanquished opponents with just three rounds played in UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 4.

Landmark
The match marked 25 years since the teams met in Germany's first-ever women's international in this city, and Silvia Neid's all-conquering side improved on that 5-1 win tonight. It had looked like an open game was in prospect when Germany No1 Nadine Angerer was forced into a smart save on six minutes, but that was to prove the visitors' highlight as Sandra Smisek opened the scoring, Melanie Behringer struck twice and Birgit Prinz found the net before Kerstin Garefrekes's second-half hat-trick.

Prinz assist
Having hit the post three times, Germany finally took the lead through Smisek in the 15th minute, 60 seconds before Behringer converted a beautiful Prinz cross. The striker helped herself to a goal on 33, volleying in from close range, before Behringer made it 4-0 soon after. The second half was all about Garefrekes as the winger capitalised on more neat work from Prinz on 53 and 64 minutes. The winger completed her hat-trick in added time, bringing the 12,000 spectators to their feet with a super individual goal. "I'm very pleased," said Neid. "To score seven goals in a EURO qualifier is not easy. We had some minor problems early on in defence but quickly sorted that out."

Last updated: 23/08/07 14.26CET

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Team profiles

Lineup

Germany

Germany

Switzerland

Switzerland

12Nadine Angerer (GK)6Vanessa Bernauer
Substitution58'
28Melanie Behringer
Goal16'
Goal35'
3Sandra Betschart
Substitution46'
22Linda Bresonik
Substitution62'
1Marisa Brunner (GK)
18Kerstin Garefrekes
Goal52'
Goal64'
Goal90'
10Lara Dickenmann
17Ariane Hingst4Rahel Graf
10Renate Lingor
Substitution82'
9Isabelle Meyer
9Birgit Prinz (C)
Goal33'
16Nicole Schäpper
8Sandra Smisek
Goal14'
Substitution69'
2Franziska Schärer
2Kerstin Stegemann8Prisca Steinegger (C)
31Simone Laudehr19Ramona Bachmann
Yellow Card70'
13Sandra Minnert14Noémie Beney
Substitution73'

Substitutes

3Saskia Bartusiak
Substitution62'
18Désirée Grundbacher
Substitution58'
30Sonja Fuss
Substitution82'
17Sandy Maendly
Substitution46'
5Annike Krahn13Marina Keller
Substitution73'
11Anja Mittag
Substitution69'
20Maeva Sarrasin
15Martina Müller12Gaëlle Thalmann (GK)
32Stephanie Ullrich (GK)
20Petra Wimbersky

Coach

Silvia Neid (GER) Béatrice Von Siebenthal (SUI)

Referee

Alexandra Ihringova (ENG)

Assistant referees

Alison Chapman (ENG), Emma Everson (ENG)

Fourth official

Miriam Dietz (GER)

Legend:

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

See also

  • Germany

    Germany

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  • Switzerland

    Switzerland

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