Germany back in business

Published: Sunday 28 October 2007, 11.30CET
Germany 3-0 Belgium Kerstin Garefrekes, Sandra Minnert and Birgit Prinz scored without reply in front of a 17,000 sell-out crowd in Lubeck.
by Steffen Potter
 
Published: Sunday 28 October 2007, 11.30CET

Germany back in business

Germany 3-0 Belgium Kerstin Garefrekes, Sandra Minnert and Birgit Prinz scored without reply in front of a 17,000 sell-out crowd in Lubeck.

Germany's first competitive game since winning the FIFA Women's World Cup brought them three more UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 4 points as Kerstin Garefrekes, Sandra Minnert and Birgit Prinz scored without reply against Belgium in front of a 17,000 sell-out crowd in Lubeck.

Three changes
Silvia Neid made three changes to the team which defeated Brazil 2-0 in the final in China, with Saskia Bartusiak, Minnert and Martina Müller replacing injured trio Simone Laudehr, Renate Lingor and Sandra Smisek. Müller created the eighth-minute opener for Garefrekes, and two minutes later Minnert headed in a corner.

Prinz strike
Germany then dropped the pace and struggled to lift their game, and they had to wait until the 74th minute for Prinz to register her 116th international goal. Neid’s side top Group 4 with 12 points from four games ahead of Thursday’s trip to the Netherlands as Germany continue their bid for a fifth straight title.

Last updated: 29/10/07 9.00CET

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Lineup

Germany

Germany

Belgium

Belgium

1Nadine Angerer (GK)11Maud Coutereels
Substitution83'
3Saskia Bartusiak10Niki De Cock
Yellow Card25'
7Melanie Behringer
Substitution46'
4Heleen Jaques
6Linda Bresonik8Femke Maes (C)
18Kerstin Garefrekes
Goal8'
3Annelies Timmermans
17Ariane Hingst
Substitution82'
5Hanne Van De Goor
5Annike Krahn1Gave Van Poucke (GK)
16Martina Müller
Substitution46'
6Marlies Verbruggen
Substitution68'
9Birgit Prinz (C)
Goal74'
9Kristel Verelst
2Kerstin Stegemann7Audrey Demoustier
Substitution72'
13Sandra Minnert
Goal11'
2Adeline Medard

Substitutes

19Fatmire Bajramaj
Substitution46'
12Tania Vandenhouwe (GK)
15Sonja Fuss
Substitution82'
18Aline Zeler
Substitution68'
11Anja Mittag
Substitution46'
13Janice Cayman
Substitution83'
22Navina Omilade14Kristien Elsen
Substitution72'
4Babett Peter15Elke Meers
21Silke Rottenberg (GK)16Nadeige Sonnet
17Berit Stevens

Coach

Silvia Neid (GER) Anne Noë (BEL)

Referee

Marija Margareta Damjanovic (CRO)

Assistant referees

Lidija Kraljic (CRO), Blazenka Logarusic (CRO)

Fourth official

Riem Hussein (GER)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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