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
Total attempts19
 
4
Attempts on target12
 
1
off target7
 
1
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners3
 
2
Offsides1
 
0
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed13
 
11
Fouls suffered10
 
13

Standings

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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: 27/03/13 3.30CET

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Lineups

Germany

Germany

Romania

Romania

12
SchultAlmuth Schult (GK)
1
PărăluţăAndrea Părăluţă (GK)
2
SchmidtBianca Schmidt
Substitution77
2
OlarCorina Olar
3
BartusiakSaskia Bartusiak
3
FiczayMaria Ficzay
4
PeterBabett Peter
4
BortanIoana Bortan
Substitution57
6
LaudehrSimone Laudehr
5
OpreaOlivia Oprea
7
BehringerMelanie Behringer (C)
Substitution46
6
SinkaMonika Sinka
9
PoppAlexandra Popp
Goal34
Goal50
Goal90
7
SârgheRaluca Sârghe
10
BresonikLinda Bresonik
Goal1
8
BanutaAnne Banuta
Substitution46
14
MarozsánDzsenifer Marozsán
Goal40
9
RusLaura Rus
17
OdebrechtViola Odebrecht
Substitution77
11
OlarFlorentina Olar (C)
Substitution78
20
GoesslingLena Goessling
18
DuşaCosmina Duşa

Substitutes

21
LängertKathrin Längert (GK)
12
NiculescuIulia Niculescu (GK)
5
KrahnAnnike Krahn
Substitution46
10
LaiuAndreea Laiu
Substitution46
8
LotzenLena Lotzen
13
IuşanAlexandra Iuşan
Substitution57
16
MüllerMartina Müller
14
StanciuAna Maria Stanciu
18
HuthSvenja Huth
Substitution77
15
Z. SinkaZsuzsanna Sinka
Substitution78
22
WensingLuisa Wensing
16
GurzDaniela Gurz
23
HenningJosephine Henning
Substitution77
17
IordachiusOlga 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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  • Own goalOwn goal
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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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