Friday October 12, 2012 1st Round: Group C Finished Aviva Stadium

Republic of Ireland 1 - 6 Germany

  • Keogh 90’
  • Reus 32’, 40’
  • Özil 55’ (pen.)
  • Klose 58’
  • Kroos 61’, 83’

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  1. World Cup - Match facts: Republic of Ireland v Germany

    World Cup - Match facts: Republic of Ireland v Germany

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  • Live Commentary

    • Republic of Ireland
    • Germany
    • 90+2' The referee blows for full time, and it ends Ireland 1-6 Germany. That is three wins from three in Group 3 for Joachim Low's team.
    • 90+2' Ireland 1-6 Germany. Keogh heads home Brady's corner from the right for a late consolation.
    • 90+2' Keogh has a half chance that is saved brilliantly by Neuer.
    • 90+1' Boateng sets up Kroos but his shot is straight at Westwood.
    • 90' There will be two minutes of additional time.
    • 90' Muller tries a cross-shot from the left that Westwood is grateful to see float over his head.
    • 89' The camera has cut to Trapattoni, who looks old, alone and confused...
    • 88' Germany seem to be trying to give everyone a touch in this move, with Ozil inevitably at the centre of it all.
    • 86' Andrews' free-kick goes straight into the wall.
    • 85' Badstuber does a bad thing as he clatters into Walters, and gets a yellow card.
    • 84' Robbie Brady on for Simon Cox for Ireland.
    • 83' Ireland 0-6 Germany. Kroos makes it six as he cuts inside McCarthy before slamming a shot past Westwood from 25 yards.
    • 82' Germany are toying with Ireland with a show of midfield keep ball. That is just cruel.
    • 81' Schweinsteiger fails to control a pass in midfield. A rare German mistake. Cox then crowds out Schurrle in the area and clears down the line.
    • 79' Ozil is still bright though, and he sets up Boateng for a shot from 30 yards that Westwood gratefully saves.
    • 78' The game is petering out now. Both sides want to get off the field, for differing reasons of course.
    • 77' A frustrated Shane Long gets a yellow card for hacking at Kroos.
    • 76' There are vast gaps in the Aviva Stadium, with many of the Irish fans leaving early.
    • 74' Andrews tries a hit and hope from 30 yards which sails well wide of Neuer's goal.
    • 73' Schurrle tries an immediate snapshot from the edge of the area which is charged down by McCarthy.
    • 71' Andre Schurrle replaces Klose, who gets a warm ovation from the Germany fans and some Irish ones as well.
    • 70' Long tries to nick the ball in midfield but it runs out of play.
    • 69' Trap kicks the ball to Andrews on the halfway line as it runs out of play. The veteran Italian manager is roundly booed by the home fans. Is this the end of Trap?
    • 68' Andy Keogh comes on for McGeady, to a wave of boos from the unhappy Ireland fans.
    • 65' Lukas Podolski on for Reus.
    • 63' McCarthy loses the ball near his own area, but O'Shea is able to clear from Klose.
    • 61' Ireland 0-5 Germany. O'Shea fails to get enough purchase on a defensive header, and substitute Kroos volleys past Westwood for Germany's fifth.
    • 59' Klose plays the ball through to Reus down the left channel, but Coleman and Westwood combine to block.
    • 58' Ireland 0-4 Germany. Kroos threads the ball through the right hand edge of the box, and Klose converts past Westwood and the dive of O'Dea from an acute angle.
    • 56' Trapattoni looks bemused on the bench. Robbie Keane is chewing gum furiously.
    • 54' Ireland 0-3 Germany. Ozil waits for Westwood to move, then flicks the ball into the top corner to make it 3-0.
    • 52' Klose goes down under a rash challenge from O'Dea from Muller's pass, and Rizzoli rightly awards the penalty.
    • 51' Handball by Schmelzer and McGeady has a free-kick down the right. His set-piece hits a German boot but Neuer is able to save easily.
    • 50' Shane Long comes on for Ireland, replacing Keith Fahey.
    • 49' Cox makes a half chance at the near post after cutting inside Mertesacker but Neuer saves at the near post.
    • 48' Kroos' free-kick hits Fahey but bounces just wide of Westwood's goal. Klose heads wide from the corner.
    • 47' O'Dea chops down Muller, but the referee waves play on then shows him a yellow for a foul on Kroos.
    • 46' Germany kick off, with Toni Kroos replacing Khedira for the second half.
    • 45' The referee takes pity on Ireland, and adds on no additional time at half-time. A disappointing performance by Ireland, a professional and disciplined one from Germany.
    • 43' Boateng attempts to slip in Muller down the right but he for once overhits it.
    • 42' Walters tries a backheel to Cox on the halfway line but it comes to nothing. Ward then attempts a hopeful, hopeless ball forward.
    • 40' The German fans are in good voice now. That was a lovely counter-attacking strike from the visitors.
    • 39' Ireland 0-2 Germany. Reus makes it two with a finish across Westwood from the left channel, after a lovely crossfield ball from Boateng.
    • 38' Coleman attacks down the right but Schmelzer holds up the ball and breaks up the attack.
    • 37' Ireland's Plan A B and C seems to be to lmp it up to Walters, but Mertesacker is winning everything at the back.
    • 36' A Germany move off around 15 passes ends with a wild shot from Muller that goes over the bar.
    • 35' Germany are content to play keep ball at the back now.
    • 34' Germany are making all the running, and O'Shea and then Ward are forced into hacks away on the left hand edge of the box.
    • 31' Ireland 0-1 Germany. Reus gets the loose ball in the area after Schmelzer's knockdown deflects off Coleman, and slams the shot past Keiren Westwood. Germany deserve their lead, and probably should have had a penalty a minute earlier but for Rizzoli's kindness.
    • 30' O'Shea loses control of the ball in his own area, and Reus nicks the ball off the Ireland captain before falling to the floor. Referee Rizzoli shows a yellow card to Reus for simulation, to the relief of the Ireland fans behind the goal.
    • 28' Coleman does well to clear a Germany break through Reus, after Cox and McGeady get in a mess in midfield.
    • 27' Khedira attempts a lovely otside of the boot to Klose, but it just runs ot of play.
    • 26' Germany are definitely in control now, though Stephen Ward is having a great down the left for Ireland.
    • 25' Ward blocks an effort from Khedira, and the ball goes for a corner.
    • 23' Reus tries to get Khedira through down the right channel but the ball runs away from the Real Madrid midfielder.
    • 22' McGeady is getting nothing from Schmelzer, and again goes in late on the Germany left-back.
    • 21' Germany are gaining control, but Khedira then wastes a chance to cross in from the left.
    • 20' Walters is really putting it about up front, and gets an accidental whack on his head from Mertesacker for his troubles.
    • 19' Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer runs from his area to head clear from Walters running on to Cox's through ball.
    • 18' Reus tries a volley at the far post from Klose's misdirected header, but shoots into the side netting.
    • 17' Kehidira crosses from the right but O'Shea clears, then O'Dea blocks a turn and shot from Klose in the area. Ireland have ceded the initiative now.
    • 16' Walters is almost through on the German goal from McCarthy's ball, but Jerome Boateng is able to clear.
    • 15' Muller gets a header in the area that goes just over, from Marco Reus' cross.
    • 14' Good passing on the edge of the Ireland area , but O'Dea heads away Khedira's knocked-in cross.
    • 12' Ireland have a throw-in on the halfway line, but they are then caught immediately offside.
    • 11' McGeady leaves a foot in when trying to tackle Schmelzer, but there is no yellow card shown.
    • 10' Boateng tries an inside pass to Klose, who does not read it and Ireland are able to clear from their own penalty box.
    • 9' Cox and McCarthy break, but Walters is offside. Germany seem to be playing a very high line and there are gaps between the two Germany central defenders Mertesacker and Holger Badstuber.
    • 8' Mertesacker bundles Walters off the ball 25 yards from goal, but Keith Fahey's free-kick rolls past Sami Khedira and out of play.
    • 7' Ward then puts Muller under pressure at the near post as the Bayern Munich player tries to get onto a corner.
    • 6' Ward is able to hold off Muller outside the Ireland area after a fine ball from Klose. He then slices over a subsequent cross from Muller.
    • 5' Cox down the right gets in a good position but Mertesaker is able to hack the cross away.
    • 4' Walters chests down for Keith Andrews 25 yards from goal, but the Bolton midfielder horribly skews his shot wide.
    • 3' Miroslav Klose brings down James McCarthy on the halfway line, and a free-kick to Ireland. A bright start from the home team.
    • 2' McGeady's free-kick from the right deflects off Marcel Schmerzer for a corner. Ward then thinks he should have had a second corner, but referee Nicola Rizzoli deems a goal kick.
    • 1' Kick off at the Aviva. The Irish team leap ot from their pre-match huddle, and Simon Cox and Keith Andrews start the game. Ireland in green, Germany in white.
    • 19:48 A minute's applause for James Nolan from Co Wicklow, who died in an accident during the Euros in Poland.
    • 19:44 The Irish fans know better to follow the band, and sing a lusty version of Amhran na bhFiann at their own fair pace.
    • 19:43 The Clew Bay Pipe Band are destroying the German national anthem now. The German fans to my left are deperately trying to sing the words in time to the music.
    • 19:42 The two captains are going through the frankly quite embarrassing Fair Play Pledge. John O'Shea looks suitably shame-faced as he vows to play fair.
    • 19:39 Germany have never lost a World Cup away qualifier, so Giovanni Trapattoni's much-depleted team face an uphill battle in Dublin.
    • 19:38 Germany coach Joachim Low makes three changes to the side which beat Austria, with Jerome Boateng, Per Mertesacker and Bastian Schweinsteiger coming in. Skipper Philipp Lahm is out through suspension and Mats Hummels, Ilkay Gundogan and Lars Bender miss out through injury.
    • 19:36 Seamus Coleman makes his first competitive start for Ireland at right-back with captain John O'Shea joining Darren O'Dea in the middle. Keith Fahey and James McCarthy play in midfield with Jon Walters likely to be the lone frontman.
    • REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Westwood, Coleman, O'Shea, O'Dea, Ward, McGeady, McCarthy, Andrews, Fahey, Cox, Walters...SUBS: Forde, McShane, Long, Meyler, Kelly, Wilson, Clark, Keogh, Brady, Clifford, Randolph.///GERMANY: Neuer, Boateng, Mertesacker, Badstuber, Schmelzer, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Ozil, Muller, Reus, Klose...SUBS: Zieler, Howedes, Westermann, Schurrle, Podolski, Kroos, ter Stegen
    • 19:31 Nick Royle here live in Dublin bringing you minute-by-minute coverage.
    • 19:30 Hello and welcome to the Aviva Stadium for the World Cup 2014 qualifier between Republic of Ireland and Germany.
  • Summary

    • 52' Klose goes down under a rash challenge from O'Dea from Muller's pass, and Rizzoli rightly awards the penalty.

Team Line-up & Ratings

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      4.7 5
      4.2 4
      4.4 4
      Yellow Card 4.1 4
      4.2 6
      4.5 5
      4.1 4
      Substitution Out52′ 4 4
      Substitution Out84′ 4 5
      Substitution Out69′ 4.6 4
      5.5 6
      Substitution In52′ Yellow Card 3.4 5
      Substitution In69′ Goal 5.5 6
      Substitution In84′ 4.4 5
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      7.2 7
      6.4 7
      6.2 7
      Yellow Card 6.6 7
      6.4 8
      Substitution Out45′ 6.7 7
      6.7 7
      6.3 8
      Goal 7 8
      Goals ×2 Yellow Card Substitution Out66′ 7.9 9
      Goal Substitution Out72′ 7.8 8
      Substitution In66′ 6.6 7
      Substitution In45′ Goals ×2 8.3 9
      Substitution In72′ 6.7 7

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  1. We've had some of our worst records ever under the­ management of Trappatoni, should we find someone new?­ Should we kiss Brazil 2014 goodbye?

    From Sean, on Sat 13 Oct 18:42
  2. Germany were good, but the Irish lads lacked heart and­ creativity

    From BeatSteaks, on Sat 13 Oct 17:52
  3. Useless. Westwood should not have played, He was­ awfull. The rest were poor enough. The Germans deserved­ to win the game. I was there at that match. Absolute­ shambles.

    From Eoghan, on Sat 13 Oct 14:20
  4. wow wat a thrash

    From olebogeng, on Sat 13 Oct 10:03
  5. That is Trapattoni's pure skill

    From Pierre, on Sat 13 Oct 8:30
  6. This Germany midfield gives me goose bumps...

    From sivaraman, on Sat 13 Oct 5:28
  7. Only Germany

    From Ali, on Sat 13 Oct 4:29
  8. no richard dunne and shay given and look wat happened­ lol

    From Rahul, on Sat 13 Oct 0:05
  9. U've dropped down to N. Irelands level

    From Roy, on Fri 12 Oct 22:24
  10. vvvvvv.itz4sale,ie

    From Alan, on Fri 12 Oct 22:21
  11. A satisfying result.

    From JOHN, on Fri 12 Oct 22:09
  12. Mick McCarthy wasn't such a bad Ireland manager­ after all!

    From Michaelmus, on Fri 12 Oct 21:57
  13. That was dreadful

    From Liam Hernon, on Fri 12 Oct 21:43
  14. Shameful. Just hope nobody sticks around to sing the­ Fields Of Athenry like it doesn't matter.

    From Rory, on Fri 12 Oct 21:42
  15. For the love of god get rid of that #$%$ Trap and the­ ejits who assist him none of them know their #$%$ from­ their elbows I know we r #$%$ but tonight's performance­ makes us look #$%$ter than #$%$.

    From IRISHAMA, on Fri 12 Oct 21:42
  16. I'm just gonna stick with Leinster Rugby...

    From peter, on Fri 12 Oct 21:42
  17. made the change to early in my opinion should have­ played damage limitation at 2-0 down

    From Andrew, on Fri 12 Oct 21:39
  18. oh dear, ireland are the new san marino

    From paul, on Fri 12 Oct 21:35
  19. Germany are on fire at the moment,so much strength­ & depth within the team.Their style of football has­ evolved from the efficient engine of the past to a more­ fast paced attacking style.That is the key to their­ success and their ability to bring young quality­ players through the ranks.

    From stephen, on Fri 12 Oct 21:35
  20. all i can do is laugh otherwise the screen is gonna be­ put in #$%$ atonihas to go

    From Shane Ryan, on Fri 12 Oct 21:30
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