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Germany on course for finals after Ukraine win

Published: Friday 10 October 2014, 20.16CET
Ukraine 0-3 Germany
Philipp Hofmann opened the scoring and Max Meyer made goals for Kevin Volland and Jonas Hofmann after the interval.
by Kostiantyn Patkevych
from KP Tcentralnyi stadium
Germany on course for finals after Ukraine win
Johannes Geis wins a header for Germany ©AFP/Getty Images

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Published: Friday 10 October 2014, 20.16CET

Germany on course for finals after Ukraine win

Ukraine 0-3 Germany
Philipp Hofmann opened the scoring and Max Meyer made goals for Kevin Volland and Jonas Hofmann after the interval.

Germany are on course for a third UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification in four attempts after a 3-0 play-off first-leg victory in Ukraine.

Philipp Hofmann opened the scoring in the 35th minute and Max Meyer made goals for Kevin Volland and Jonas Hofmann after the interval. Ukraine now have a pretty tough task to deny the 2009 champions in Essen on Tuesday.

Ukraine nearly scored with their first attack, Vladyslav Kalitvintsev's ball turned narrowly wide from 16 metres by Vladyslav Kulach. But Germany were ahead later in the half as Jonas Hofmann's cross from the left was headed in from close range by namesake Philipp.

The second goal followed just past the hour, Meyer sending Volland clear to beat Yevhen Nepliakh, round keeper Maxym Koval and guide the ball into the empty net. It was 3-0 with 11 minutes left, Meyer getting past Oleksandr Noyok on the left and cutting back for Jonas Hofmann to drive in a first-time shot. Germany's counterattacks nearly produced more goals but they look on course for the Czech Republic next June.

Last updated: 04/06/15 4.05CET

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Lineups

Ukraine

Ukraine

Germany

Germany

1
KovalMaxym Koval (GK)
12
ter StegenMarc-André ter Stegen (GK)
2
PyskoMykhailo Pysko
Substitution46
2
HeintzDominique Heintz
4
KaravaevOleksandr Karavaev
Substitution60
3
GünterChristian Günter
5
RyzhukDmytro Ryzhuk
6
GeisJohannes Geis
9
KalitvintsevVladyslav Kalitvintsev
8
Yunus MallıYunus Mallı
Substitution46
10
BabenkoRuslan Babenko (C)
9
VollandKevin Volland (C)
Goal61
13
NasonovOleksandr Nasonov
10
LeitnerMoritz Leitner
14
MalinovskiyRuslan Malinovskiy
Substitution65
14
KorbJulian Korb
19
MalyshevMaksym Malyshev
Yellow Card56
16
KnocheRobin Knoche
20
NepliakhYevhen Nepliakh
17
P. HofmannPhilipp Hofmann
Goal35
Substitution64
21
KulachVladyslav Kulach
Yellow Card89
21
J. HofmannJonas Hofmann
Goal79
Substitution84

Substitutes

12
ShevchenkoMykyta Shevchenko (GK)
1
LenoBernd Leno (GK)
8
NoyokOleksandr Noyok
Substitution46
4
StarkNiklas Stark
15
Pryndeta Vitaliy Pryndeta
5
Da CostaDanny da Costa
16
Buyalskiy Vitaliy Buyalskiy
Substitution65
7
BittencourtLeonardo Bittencourt
Substitution84
17
MemeshevRedvan Memeshev
Substitution60
11
KimmichJoshua Kimmich
Substitution64
18
YusovDmytro Yusov
18
N. SchulzNico Schulz
22
BratkovAnton Bratkov
20
MeyerMax Meyer
Substitution46

Coach

Serhiy Kovalets (UKR) Horst Hrubesch (GER)

Referee

Halis Özkahya (TUR)

Assistant referees

Çem Satman (TUR), Ekrem Kan (TUR)

Fourth official

Ali Palabıyık (TUR)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution