Qualifying round (Group 5) - 04/09/2009 - 18:00CET (18:00 local time) - Tivoli - Achen
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Germany - San Marino | Qualifying round (Group 5) - 04/09/2009

Holders cruise to opening success

Published: Friday 4 September 2009, 22.00CET
Germany 6-0 San Marino
Germany kicked off the defence of their UEFA European Under-21 Championship title with a comfortable victory in Group 5 in Aachen.
by Klaus Klump
Holders cruise to opening success
Deniz Naki scores Germany's opening goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

GermanySan Marino

Goals scored6
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards1
 
0
Goal attempts35
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners11
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
15

Matches

Published: Friday 4 September 2009, 22.00CET

Holders cruise to opening success

Germany 6-0 San Marino
Germany kicked off the defence of their UEFA European Under-21 Championship title with a comfortable victory in Group 5 in Aachen.

Germany began the defence of their UEFA European Under-21 Championship crown with a comfortable 6-0 victory against San Marino under new coach Rainer Adrion in their opening Group 5 contest in Aachen.

Early strikes
Deniz Naki's fourth-minute goal settled the early nerves and when Jerome Boateng made it 2-0 on 19 minutes there was only going to be one winner. Two goals in three minutes by Mats Hummels and Julian Schieber doubled the advantage before Benedikt Höwedes made it 5-0 at the interval. Germany lost their way after the break and had Timo Gebhart sent off, but Schieber still added a sixth on 56 minutes.

First-half goals
With three players who featured in the 2009 UEFA European U21 Championship final in Malmo in the starting XI, the holders dominated the game from the beginning and created plenty of chances. Naki, one of four debutants in the initial selection, finished coolly after a fluent move before Boateng carried on his form from the summer with the second. European champions Hummels (31) and Höwedes (41) found the net either side of Schieber's first goal.

Casadei tested
San Marino goalkeeper Federico Casadei made several outstanding saves to keep the score down, though Germany's cause was not helped by Gebhart's 52nd-minute dismissal. Schieber did register again on 56 minutes to complete the rout. On Tuesday, Germany play their second qualifier against section leaders Czech Republic, who have three wins from as many games, in Wiesbaden.

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Last updated: 05/09/09 8.40CET

Related information

Team profiles

Lineup

Germany

Germany

San Marino

San Marino

1Tobias Sippel (GK)1Federico Casadei (GK)
2Daniel Schwaab
Yellow Card84'
2Mattia Casadei
3Stefan Reinartz
Substitution78'
3Alex Della Valle
4Benedikt Höwedes
Goal41'
4Matteo Coppini
5Felix Bastians5Pier Filippo Mazza
9Julian Schieber
Goal33'
Goal56'
6Maicol Berretti
10Toni Kroos7Davide Mularoni
Substitution46'
13Timo Gebhart
Yellow Card43'
Red Card52'
8Lorenzo Gasperoni
Substitution82'
15Mats Hummels
Goal31'
9Achille Della Valle
Substitution73'
17Jerome Boateng (C)
Goal19'
10Matteo Vitaioli (C)
Yellow Card86'
23Deniz Naki
Goal4'
Substitution67'
11Andrea Venerucci

Substitutes

12Sven Ulreich (GK)12Eros Gobbi (GK)
7Kevin Schindler13Raffaele Carlini
16Sebastian Rudy
Substitution78'
14Simone Pironi
19Kevin Pezzoni15Michele Zanotti
28Holger Badstuber16Nicola Canini
Substitution82'
29Marcel Schmelzer17Alessandro Bianchi
Substitution46'
31Christopher Nöthe
Substitution67'
18Marco Rosti
Substitution73'

Coach

Rainer Adrion (GER) Massimo Agostini (ITA)

Referee

Goran Spirkoski (MKD)

Assistant referees

Igor Sirilov (MKD), Kiril Negrieski (MKD)

Fourth official

Dimitar Meckarovski (MKD)

Legend:

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

See also