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Trochowski strike proves decisive

Published: Friday 1 September 2006, 22.15CET
Northern Ireland 2-3 Germany Having established a 3-0 lead, Germany had to survive a brave home comeback to hold on for a Group 10 victory at Mourneview Park in Lurgan.
by Kenny Archer
from Belfast

Match statistics

Northern IrelandGermany

Goals scored2
 
3
Attempts on target2
 
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group 10: GER - ROU - NIR

TeamsPWDLFA+/-Pts
1Germany Germany11003213
2Romania Romania11003033
3Northern Ireland Northern Ireland200226-40

Legend:

P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Drawn   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Last updated: 30/11/2017 14:54 CET
Published: Friday 1 September 2006, 22.15CET

Trochowski strike proves decisive

Northern Ireland 2-3 Germany Having established a 3-0 lead, Germany had to survive a brave home comeback to hold on for a Group 10 victory at Mourneview Park in Lurgan.

Germany had to survive a brave Northern Ireland comeback to hold on for victory at Mourneview Park in Lurgan and will now need to defeat Romania on Tuesday to win Group 10.

Hanging on
Dieter Eilts' side were on course for a comfortable away victory after establishing a 3-0 lead - the same scoreline by which the Romanians defeated Northern Ireland in the first game in the section - but the visitors were happy to hang on for a 3-2 win in the end.

Spectacular goal
Roberto Hilbert punished an error by Jeff Hughes to open the scoring in the 13th minute and Germany doubled their lead in the 35th when Hilbert turned provider to set up a second for Patrick Helmes. Piotr Trochowski then scored what proved to be the winner with a spectacular 25-metre shot in the 65th minute.

Nervous wait
However, Dean Shiels quickly pulled one back from the penalty spot after a handball by Marvin Matip and the visitors had to endure a nervous final ten minutes after Thomas Stewart fired in a second for the hosts. Germany held on to set the pool up for a dramatic conclusion in Wilhelmshaven in four days' time.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.42CET

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Lineups

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Germany

Germany

1
McGovernMichael McGovern (GK) (C)
1
RensingMichael Rensing (GK)
2
WardSean Ward
Substitution75
2
ReinhardtDominik Reinhardt
3
HughesJeff Hughes
3
SchönheimFabian Schönheim
4
J. EvansJonny Evans
4
BrzenskaMarkus Brzenska
5
McArdleRory McArdle
Yellow Card75
5
MatipMarvin Matip
6
SmylieDaryl Smylie
Substitution57
6
CastroGonzalo Castro
Yellow Card78
7
GilfilanBrian Gilfilan
Yellow Card80
7
HilbertRoberto Hilbert
Goal13
8
R. ClarkeRichard Clarke
8
OttlAndreas Ottl
Substitution62
9
ThompsonPeter Thompson
9
KiesslingStefan Kiessling (C)
Substitution9
10
ShielsDean Shiels
Goal69
10
TrochowskiPiotr Trochowski
Yellow Card20
Goal66
11
ScullionDavid Scullion
Substitution59
11
HelmesPatrick Helmes
Goal36
Substitution87

Substitutes

12
TuffeyJonny Tuffey (GK)
12
TschaunerPhilipp Tschauner (GK)
15
BuchananDavid Buchanan
Substitution59
14
GomezMario Gomez
Substitution87
17
StewartThomas Stewart
Substitution75
Goal81
Yellow Card89
15
KruskaMarc-André Kruska
Substitution62
18
TurnerChris Turner
Substitution57
18
RafaelNando Rafael
Substitution9
13
McCaffreyDermot McCaffrey
13
BielerPascal Bieler
14
CallaghanAaron Callaghan
16
OchsPatrick Ochs
16
WardJamie Ward
17
PolanskiEugen Polanski

Coach

Frederick Roy Millar (NIR) Dieter Eilts (GER)

Referee

Peter Rasmussen (DEN)

Assistant referees

Torben Jensen (DEN), Niels Hoeg (DEN)

Fourth official

Henrik Nystrup Kragh (DEN)

Legend:

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