Hannover Arena - Hanover 07/09/2012 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group C

Germany - Faroe Islands
3-0
 

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Özil eases Germany to the three points

Published: Friday 7 September 2012, 23.25CET
Germany 3-0 Faroe Islands
Mario Götze opened the scoring in the first half and Mesut Özil struck twice after the interval as the hosts opened their Group C campaign with a win.
by Felix Röber
Özil eases Germany to the three points
Mesut Özil's double wrapped up the win ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Germany
Faroe Islands

3

Goals scored

0

19

Total attempts

3

10

Attempts on target

3

5

off target

0

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

11

Corners

2

1

Offsides

0

1

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

6

Fouls committed

6

6

Fouls suffered

6

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 16:57 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
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Published: Friday 7 September 2012, 23.25CET

Özil eases Germany to the three points

Germany 3-0 Faroe Islands
Mario Götze opened the scoring in the first half and Mesut Özil struck twice after the interval as the hosts opened their Group C campaign with a win.

Two second-half strikes from Mesut Özil helped to secure a Group C victory for Germany against the Faroe Islands in Hannover.

After cruising through their UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying group with a perfect record, Joachim Löw's men were straight back in the groove as Mario Götze put them ahead before the break. Goals in the 54th and 71st minutes from Real Madrid CF man Özil wrapped up the win despite rugged resistance from the Faroes.

The hosts dictated from the off, but some wayward finishing early on left the Hannover Arena crowd frustrated. However, Borussia Dortmund midfielder Götze eased any nerves just before the half-hour, jinking in from the left flank before leaving Gunnar Nielsen helpless in the visiting goal with a sweet finish. The Faroe Islands stopper then provided staunch resistance before the break, ensuring his side took just a single-goal deficit into the interval.

That deficit was doubled nine minutes after the restart, as a sweeping counterattack allowed Thomas Müller to play in Özil to make it two. More superb saves from Nielsen ensured his side were not blown away, but the keeper could do nothing when Marco Reus laid on a second for the playmaker, securing the points ahead of the trip south to neighbours Austria on Tuesday.

Last updated: 08/05/14 8.44CET

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Lineup

Germany

Germany

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

1Manuel Neuer (GK)1Gunnar Nielsen (GK)
5Mats Hummels2Jónas Tór Næs
6Sami Khedira3Pól Jóhannus Justinussen
8Mesut Özil
Goal54
Goal71
4Rógvi Baldvinsson
Yellow Card4
11Miroslav Klose
Substitution75
5Odmar Faerø
13Thomas Müller
Substitution68
6Daniel Udsen
Substitution46
14Holger Badstuber7Fródi Benjaminsen (C)
16Philipp Lahm (C)
Yellow Card42
8Hallur Hansson
17Per Mertesacker9Símun Samuelsen
Substitution64
19Mario Götze
Goal28
Substitution88
10Christian Holst
21Marco Reus11Jóan Edmundsson
Substitution85

Substitutes

12Ron-Robert Zieler (GK)26Kristian Joensen (GK)
2İlkay Gündoğan12Erling Jacobsen
3Marcel Schmelzer13René Joensen
4Benedikt Höwedes14Súni Olsen
Substitution46
9André Schürrle
Substitution68
15Hans Leo Bartalsstovu
10Lukas Podolski
Substitution75
16Jákup Mikkelsen (GK)
15Lars Bender17Hjalgrím Elttør
Substitution64
18Toni Kroos18Klæmint Olsen
Substitution85
20Jérôme Boateng
22Marc-André ter Stegen (GK)
23Julian Draxler
Substitution88

Coach

Joachim Löw (GER) Lars Olsen (DEN)

Referee

Bobby Madden (SCO)

Assistant referees

William Conquer (SCO), Alan Mulvanny (SCO)

Fourth official

Arnold Hunter (NIR)

Legend:

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

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