Qualifying round (Group C) - 11/10/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time) - Müngersdorfer Stadion - Cologne
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Germany sail through with convincing Ireland win

Published: Friday 11 October 2013, 23.09CET
Germany 3-0 Republic of Ireland
Joachim Löw's men ensured smooth progress to the 2014 FIFA World Cup thanks to goals from Sami Khedira, André Schürrle and Mesut Özil.
by Philip Röber
Germany sail through with convincing Ireland win
André Schürrle receives the adulation of his Germany team-mates ©Getty Images

Match statistics

GermanyRepublic of Ireland

Goals scored3
 
0
Total attempts27
 
11
Attempts on target11
 
6
off target9
 
5
against woodwork1
 
1
Corners16
 
4
Offsides4
 
1
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed5
 
11
Fouls suffered11
 
5

Standings

Last updated: 14/10/2013 09:49 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Friday 11 October 2013, 23.09CET

Germany sail through with convincing Ireland win

Germany 3-0 Republic of Ireland
Joachim Löw's men ensured smooth progress to the 2014 FIFA World Cup thanks to goals from Sami Khedira, André Schürrle and Mesut Özil.

Germany strolled to a 3-0 victory against the Republic of Ireland to clinch top spot in Group C and a place at next summer's FIFA World Cup.

Sami Khedira's 12-minute opener was just reward for the home team's early dominance. Chelsea FC forward André Schürrle consolidated the lead shortly before the hour and playmaker Mesut Özil added the final flourish to rubber-stamp his side's unassailable five-point advantage at the summit.

An ominous tone was set for the visitors when Ciaran Clark deflected Philipp Lahm's cross into the path of Khedira, who neatly slotted in from 20 metres. Schürrle and Toni Kroos both misfired in front of goal as Germany raced through the gears, while visiting keeper David Forde produced a fine stop to claw out Thomas Müller's goal-bound effort.

Ireland, meanwhile, were restricted to sporadic forays forward and fell further behind on 58 minutes. Kroos provided the creative spark, his lobbed pass finding Schürrle, who finished with aplomb at the back post. Moments later, Jérôme Boateng rattled the crossbar with a venomous 30-metre strike, while at the other end Manuel Neuer had to be at his best to thwart Anthony Stokes. The last word belonged to Özil, though, as the Arsenal FC midfielder provided the finishing touch to a sweeping counterattack.

Last updated: 14/10/13 0.04CET

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Lineup

Germany

Germany

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

1Manuel Neuer (GK)1David Forde (GK)
3Marcell Jansen2Seamus Coleman (C)
6Sami Khedira
Goal12
Yellow Card57
Substitution82
3Marc Wilson
7Bastian Schweinsteiger4Ciaran Clark
8Mesut Özil
Goal90+2
6Glenn Whelan
9André Schürrle
Goal58
Substitution86
8James McCarthy
13Thomas Müller
Substitution88
12Stephen Kelly
16Philipp Lahm (C)13Anthony Stokes
Yellow Card62
17Per Mertesacker14Darron Gibson
18Toni Kroos17Damien Delaney
20Jérôme Boateng21Kevin Doyle

Substitutes

12René Adler (GK)16Rob Elliot (GK)
22Ron-Robert Zieler (GK)23Stephen Henderson (GK)
4Benedikt Höwedes5Sean St Ledger
5Mats Hummels7Aiden McGeady
10Julian Draxler9Shane Long
11Sidney Sam
Substitution88
10Robbie Keane
14Max Kruse
Substitution82
11James McClean
15Heiko Westermann15Paul Green
19Mario Götze
Substitution86
18Anthony Pilkington
19Andy Reid
20Wesley Hoolahan
22Joey O'Brien

Coach

Joachim Löw (GER) Noel King (IRL)

Referee

Serge Gumienny (BEL)

Assistant referees

Frank Bleyen (BEL), Kristof Meers (BEL)

Fourth official

Luc Wouters (BEL)

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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