Qualifying group stage (Group 2) - 31/05/2012 - 18:00CET (18:00 local time) - Schüco Arena - Bielefeld
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Five-goal Germany brush Romania aside

Published: Thursday 31 May 2012, 21.00CET
An inspired Alexandra Popp stole the show with a hat-trick as defending champions Germany defeated Romania 5-0 to strenthen their position at the Group 2 summit.
by Felix Röber
Five-goal Germany brush Romania aside
Alexandra Popp (right) celebrates with Dzsenifer Marozsán after scoring against Romania ©Getty Images
 

Match statistics

GermanyRomania

Goals scored5
 
0
Attempts on target12
 
1
Attempts off target7
 
1
Corners3
 
2
Fouls committed13
 
11
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

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Last updated: 27/02/2013 03:48 CET

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Published: Thursday 31 May 2012, 21.00CET

Five-goal Germany brush Romania aside

An inspired Alexandra Popp stole the show with a hat-trick as defending champions Germany defeated Romania 5-0 to strenthen their position at the Group 2 summit.

Alexandra Popp hit a hat-trick as Germany brushed aside Romania 5-0 to take a big step towards UEFA Women's EURO 2013 in Sweden.

Despite the absence of several key players including competition top scorer Célia Okoyino da Mbabi, the excellent Popp put the third-placed side to the sword in Bielefeld, as Linda Bresonik and Dzsenifer Marozsán as scored. The win means that Germany will qualify with two matches to spare if Spain lose in Switzerland on 16 June.

The holders took control of the group with decisive wins against Spain and Switzerland in the spring, and Silvia Neid's confident team got off to a flying start in front of 7,000 spectators; Bresonik's diving header from Popp's cross giving them the lead after just 46 seconds. On 34 minutes Marozsán set up Popp for the second before getting on target herself six minutes later, slotting in from the edge of the area.

Germany dominated the second period and Popp headed in a 50th-minute fourth, before repeating the feat in the last minute to complete her treble. Neid's charges are back in qualifying action in Kazakhstan on 15 September knowing that victory would guarantee their place in Sweden next summer regardless of how other results goas they seek a sixth straight title.

Last updated: 17/06/12 20.04CET

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Lineup

Germany

Germany

Romania

Romania

12Almuth Schult (GK)1Andrea Părăluţă (GK)
2Bianca Schmidt
Substitution77
2Corina Olăr
3Saskia Bartusiak3Maria Ficzay
4Babett Peter4Ioana Bortan
Substitution57
6Simone Laudehr5Olivia Oprea
7Melanie Behringer (C)
Substitution46
6Monika Sinka
9Alexandra Popp
Goal34
Goal50
Goal90
7Raluca Sârghe
10Linda Bresonik
Goal1
8Anne Banuta
Substitution46
14Dzsenifer Marozsán
Goal40
9Laura Rus
17Viola Odebrecht
Substitution77
11Florentina Spânu Olar (C)
Substitution78
20Lena Goessling18Cosmina Duşa

Substitutes

21Kathrin Längert (GK)12Iulia Niculescu (GK)
5Annike Krahn
Substitution46
10Andreea Laiu
Substitution46
8Lena Lotzen13Alexandra Iuşan
Substitution57
16Martina Müller14Ana Maria Stanciu
18Svenja Huth
Substitution77
15Zsuzsanna Sinka
Substitution78
22Luisa Wensing16Daniela Gurz
23Josephine Henning
Substitution77
17Olga Iordachius

Coach

Silvia Neid (GER) Maria Delicoiu (ROU)

Referee

Alexandra Ihringova (ENG)

Assistant referees

Natalie Aspinall (ENG), Lisa Rashid (ENG)

Fourth official

Marija Kurtes (GER)

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