Schüco Arena - Bielefeld 31/05/2012 - 18:00CET (18:00 local time)

Qualifying group stage - Group 2

Germany - Romania
5-0
 

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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

Germany
Romania

5

Goals scored

0

19

Total attempts

4

12

Attempts on target

1

7

off target

1

1

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

2

1

Offsides

0

0

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

13

Fouls committed

11

10

Fouls suffered

13

Lineups

Germany

Germany

Romania

Romania

12Schult (GK)1Părăluţă (GK)
2Schmidt
Substitution77
2Olăr
3Bartusiak3Ficzay
4Peter4Bortan
Substitution57
6Laudehr5Oprea
7Behringer (C)
Substitution46
6M. Sinka
9Popp
Goal34
Goal50
Goal90
7Sârghe
10Bresonik
Goal1
8Banuta
Substitution46
14Marozsán
Goal40
9Rus
17Odebrecht
Substitution77
11Spânu Olar (C)
Substitution78
20Goessling18Duşa

Substitutes

21Längert (GK)12Niculescu (GK)
5Krahn
Substitution46
10Laiu
Substitution46
8Lotzen13Iuşan
Substitution57
16Müller14Stanciu
18Huth
Substitution77
15Z. Sinka
Substitution78
22Wensing16Daniela Gurz
23Henning
Substitution77
17Iordachius

Coaches

Silvia Neid (GER) Maria Delicoiu (ROU)

Referee

Alexandra Ihringova (ENG)

Press kits

Standings

 
  
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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