Tuesday October 11, 2011 Group Stage: Group A Finished ESPRIT arena

Germany 3 - 1 Belgium

  • Özil 30’
  • Schürrle 33’
  • Gomez 48’
  • Fellaini 86’

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    Time:90'
    • Germany
    • Belgium
    • 90+3 That's it! Belgium are out unless Azerbaijan score twice in three minutes. Surely it's over for this young team...
    • 86' GOAL BELGIUM! Fellaini pulls one back with a header from the corner. Germany may always win but they never keep a clean sheet.
    • 81' This game is petering out into nothingness as Neuer is well placed to claim a header from Lukaku.
    • 70' Gomez goes down in the box and wants a penalty! Lombaerts is furious and Gomez misses out on another goal as, had he stayed on his feet, he would probably have scored.
    • 67' GREAT SAVE NEUER! Doesn't mean much now but a good save from Lukaku's low drive after a good strong run.
    • 50' Mignolet comes to the rescue as Schuerrle races clean through, diving in at his feet! Down the other end Vertonghen hammers a ferocious drive just over after great work from Lukaku.
    • 48' GOAL GERMANY! Oh Germany, why are you so good? Gomez thrashes home a third after an effortless, sweeping counter that sees him benefit from a one-two with Ozil. Belgium being blown away. 3-0.
    • 46' The second half is underway in Germany. Lukaku is on for Belgium. Ogunjimi off.
    • 45' Half time and Germany - who have already won the group - are cruising. At this stage Belgium are going out and Turkey into the play-offs...
    • 44' SHOULD HAVE BEEN THREE! Great save from Mignolet after a wonderful piece of play by Khedira released Gomez, who was clean through but couldn't beat the keeper.
    • 42' A great passing move from Belgium sees Hoewedes kick it out for a corner. Hazard the protagonist. But what a miss from the corner! Ah a deflection took the shot from Vertonghen sends it wide. Corner again.
    • 37' A searing shot from Fellaini from range but it flies well wide.
    • 33' GOAL GERMANY! Schuerrle springs the offside trap to race on to a wonderful pass from Gomez and the striker clips a lovely finish over the onrushing keeper for 2-0. Counter attack from that corner. Boom.
    • 32' Ogunjimi meets a good cross from the right but good defending from Mertesacker and it flies over for a corner.
    • 31' GOAL GERMANY! Ozil with a beauty - doing his Turkish brothers a favour with a screamer of al eft-foot drive into the top right after Belgium fail to clear a corner.
    • 29' Almost an opener for Germany! Gomez gets through, should really score after Kompany slips, but the keeper does well to save.
    • 25' Great turn and pass from Ozil but Fellaini is back defending, good positioning to meet and clear. Then Schuerrle picks it up on the left and curls a low shot that bounces wide.
    • 18' Good defending by Kompany who clears as Gomez was set to run through.
    • 16' Pretty open this game as Neuer intercepts a cross from the right as Belgium had men over.
    • 14' Neuer has to rush out of his box to head clear after a long ball almost gets through!
    • 12' Good spell for Belgium as they get forward at every opportunity, Witsel leading the charge.
    • 5' This match is being played on what is, by German standards, a terrible pitch in Dusseldorf. Awful - pot holes everywhere, patches of discoloured grass, ball bouncing about everywhere.
    • 1' The first of the 'important' games is underway. Germany are already group winners but are aiming for 100%; Belgium will seal second with a win, and a play-off place. A defeat would put them out if Turkey, who are one point behind, get a point against Azerbaijan.
  • Summary

    • 86' GOAL BELGIUM! Fellaini pulls one back with a header from the corner. Germany may always win but they never keep a clean sheet.
    • 67' GREAT SAVE NEUER! Doesn't mean much now but a good save from Lukaku's low drive after a good strong run.
    • 50' Mignolet comes to the rescue as Schuerrle races clean through, diving in at his feet! Down the other end Vertonghen hammers a ferocious drive just over after great work from Lukaku.
    • 48' GOAL GERMANY! Oh Germany, why are you so good? Gomez thrashes home a third after an effortless, sweeping counter that sees him benefit from a one-two with Ozil. Belgium being blown away. 3-0.
    • 44' SHOULD HAVE BEEN THREE! Great save from Mignolet after a wonderful piece of play by Khedira released Gomez, who was clean through but couldn't beat the keeper.
    • 42' A great passing move from Belgium sees Hoewedes kick it out for a corner. Hazard the protagonist. But what a miss from the corner! Ah a deflection took the shot from Vertonghen sends it wide. Corner again.
    • 33' GOAL GERMANY! Schuerrle springs the offside trap to race on to a wonderful pass from Gomez and the striker clips a lovely finish over the onrushing keeper for 2-0. Counter attack from that corner. Boom.
    • 31' GOAL GERMANY! Ozil with a beauty - doing his Turkish brothers a favour with a screamer of al eft-foot drive into the top right after Belgium fail to clear a corner.
    • 29' Almost an opener for Germany! Gomez gets through, should really score after Kompany slips, but the keeper does well to save.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Germany

    Manager: Joachim Löw

  • Belgium

    Manager: Georges Leekens

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