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Goal-filled Germany top, Ireland advance too

Republic of Ireland 0-7 Germany
Jann-Fiete Arp's second finals hat-trick helped record-breaking Germany into the quarter-finals as Group C winners, with Ireland also through.

U17 Highlights: Germany put seven past Republic of Ireland
  • Watch highlights of Germany's resounding win
  • Germany cruise to victory and progress as U17 EURO Group C winners
  • Ireland also through in second after Bosnia and Herzegovina beat Serbia 1-0
  • Germany face the Netherlands in quarter-finals at 17:45CET on Saturday in Zapresic
  • Ireland second on goals scored in three-way head-to-head with Serbia and Bosnians
  • Ireland take on Group D winners England at 12:00CET on Saturday in Velika Gorica
  • Elias Abouchabaka shoots Germany in front after Maurice Malone breaks into box
  • Jann-Fiete Arp rolls the ball in following a cross from Dominik Becker
  • Noah Awuku pokes ball across goal and Lee O'Connor directs it into his own net
  • Early in second half Arp turns in a perfectly-weighted cross by Abouchabaka
  • Arp then completes his second hat-trick of finals after a ball from Sahverdi Cetin
  • Awuku powers through and scores on the half-volley
  • Substitute Eric Hottmann makes it seven as he rounds Brian Maher and shoots in
  • Ireland's despair turns to joy thanks to Bosnia and Herzegovina's late winner
  • Germany's 15 goals is the most by a team in any UEFA men's national team finals group

Colin O'Brien, Ireland coach
"We expected Germany to dominate, but we did not expect such a big defeat. One of the reasons is that we did not close down space in the middle well enough. My boys are good learners, so we will try to fix that for next matches. Qualifying is the best result in the history of this Ireland team, so we fulfilled our goal and we are very satisfied. Anything can happen in the next stage."