Dublin Arena - Dublin 12/10/2012 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group C

Republic of Ireland - Germany
1-6
 

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Dominant Germany hit Ireland for six

Published: Friday 12 October 2012, 22.47CET
Republic of Ireland 1-6 Germany
Marco Reus' first-half double set Joachim Löw's side on their way to an emphatic win in Dublin that made it 13 consecutive qualfying victories.
by Richard Binks
Dominant Germany hit Ireland for six
Mesut Özil and Miroslav Klose were both on target for Germany in the second half ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Republic of Ireland
Germany

1

Goals scored

6

5

Total attempts

14

3

Attempts on target

8

2

off target

3

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

2

Corners

6

3

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

8

Fouls committed

8

7

Fouls suffered

8

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 17:04 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
SSI Err
Published: Friday 12 October 2012, 22.47CET

Dominant Germany hit Ireland for six

Republic of Ireland 1-6 Germany
Marco Reus' first-half double set Joachim Löw's side on their way to an emphatic win in Dublin that made it 13 consecutive qualfying victories.

Germany's excellent start to FIFA World Cup qualifying continued in Dublin as they put six past the Republic of Ireland to make it three wins from three in Group C.

After winning all ten matches en route to UEFA EURO 2012, the visitors made it 13 consecutive victories in qualifying in emphatic fashion with a Marco Reus double giving the Nationalmannschaft a comfortable lead at the break. Mesut Özil, Miroslav Klose and two Toni Kroos efforts from distance rounded off the Germany scoring, Andy Keogh's late goal little consolation for the hosts.

The visitors, who had never lost a World Cup qualifier away from home, rarely looked in danger despite an energetic start from the hosts, Keith Andrews steering Jon Walters' knockdown wide. Joachim Löw's side then took control, and after Thomas Müller had twice missed the target, Borussia Dortmund's Reus pounced on a loose ball in the area on 32 minutes to smash in off the crossbar.

Eight minutes later the advantage was doubled as a sweeping counterattack allowed Jérôme Boateng to find Reus on the left and the winger's drilled shot made it two. Darren O'Dea brought down Klose in the area after the break, allowing Özil to score his fourth goal in qualifying from the spot, before Klose himself slid in excellently from a tight angle on 58 minutes.

The final half-hour belonged to substitute Kroos, who volleyed a fifth superbly from the edge of the area and then made space 20 metres from goal to power a shot past a helpless Keiren Westwood.

Keogh's late header did not take the shine off Germany's display ahead of Tuesday's meeting with Sweden, who also hold a 100% record. Giovanni Trapattoni's side will hope to bounce back when they travel to the Faroe Islands.

Last updated: 08/05/14 7.35CET

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Lineups

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Germany

Germany

1Keiren Westwood (GK)1Manuel Neuer (GK)
2Seamus Coleman3Marcel Schmelzer
3Stephen Ward6Sami Khedira
Substitution46
4John O'Shea (C)7Bastian Schweinsteiger (C)
5Darren O'Dea
Yellow Card47
8Mesut Özil
Goal54
6James McCarthy11Miroslav Klose
Goal58
Substitution72
7Aiden McGeady
Substitution68
13Thomas Müller
8Keith Andrews14Holger Badstuber
Yellow Card86
9Simon Cox
Substitution83
17Per Mertesacker
11Keith Fahey
Substitution51
20Jérôme Boateng
13Jon Walters21Marco Reus
Yellow Card30
Goal32
Goal40
Substitution66

Substitutes

23Darren Randolph (GK)22Marc-André ter Stegen (GK)
16David Forde (GK)12Ron-Robert Zieler (GK)
12Paul McShane4Benedikt Höwedes
14Shane Long
Substitution51
Yellow Card77
5Heiko Westermann
15David Meyler9André Schürrle
Substitution72
17Stephen Kelly10Lukas Podolski
Substitution66
18Marc Wilson18Toni Kroos
Substitution46
Goal61
Goal83
19Ciaran Clark
20Andrew Keogh
Substitution68
Goal90+2
21Robert Brady
Substitution83
22Conor Clifford

Coach

Giovanni Trapattoni (ITA) Joachim Löw (GER)

Referee

Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)

Assistant referees

Renato Faverani (ITA), Andrea Stefani (ITA)

Fourth official

Andrea De Marco (ITA)

Legend:

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

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