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UEFA Women's Under-17 ChampionshipElite Round - Group 7 | Volksstadion Greifswald, Greifswald
28 March 2018 - 12:00 (local time)

Republic of Ireland 0 - 2 Germany

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Ireland WU17: Defeat to Germany in Elite Round

The Republic of Ireland Women's Under-17s lost their final game of the UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship Elite Round 2-0 to Germany.
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28th Mar 2018

Colin Bell's side needed to win the game to have any chance of qualifying for the UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship, but Germany proved too much for Ireland.

Goals from Emilie Bernhardt and a penalty from captain Ivana Fuso guaranteed Germany's spot in this summer's Finals.

Speaking after the game, Head Coach Colin Bell said he was proud of the performance put in by the team, despite conceding two goals.

"We reduced Germany to a penalty and a free-kick. Other than that they didn't have once clear chance from open play.

"There were positives to take from all three games, but plenty to learn too. The girls will take the experience with them into next season"

Iceland's 3-1 win over Azerbaijan in Group 7's other match, mean Ireland finished in third place.

Republic of Ireland: Rachael Kelly; Rachel O’Regan, Zara Foley, Doireann Fahey, Eabha O’Mahony; Jessica Ziu (Louise Masterson 80+1), Tyler Toland (Aoife Slattery 50), Amy Boyle Carr; Andrea Trill (Leah Brady 72), Emily Whelan, Isibeal Atkinson (capt)

Germany: Maria Luisa Grohs; Vanessa Fürst (Madeleine Steck 38), Greta Stegemann, Emilie Bernhardt; Laura Donhauser, Pauline Berning, Leonie Köster, Gia Corley, Julia Pollak (Vanessa Zilligen 58); Ivana Fuso (capt), Shekiera Martinez

Referee: Reelika Turi (EST)

Ireland WU17: Bell's side ready to test European champions

The Republic of Ireland Women's Under-17s are continuing preparations for their final game of the Elite Round against Germany, on Wednesday morning.
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27th Mar 2018

Colin Bell's side know they must defeat the reigning European Champions if they are to qualify for the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship in Lithuania later this summer.

Speaking ahead of the game, Bell said preparations are going well in Greifswald.

"We had a training session this morning, and worked on some final tactics, and we will prepare this afternoon to pinpoint some of Germany's weaknesses.

"They are the European champions of this age group. You're not going to be playing against better teams at this level.

Bell has seen Wednesday's opponents defeat Azerbaijan and Iceland in their opening two games and has been impressed with what he has seen.

"They're a top team. We know what we're up against. It's up to us to find a way of stifling Germany's strengths.'

Despite playing two games in the past six days, Bell expects to have a full squad to choose from ahead of the final Elite Round match.

2018 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship Elite Round
Republic of Ireland v Germany, Volksstadion Greifswald, Greifswald, 11am (10am Irish Time)

Tactical Lineups

Republic of Ireland

1 Kelly (G) 3 O'Mahony 5 Fahey 7 Whelan 8 Ziu 11 Atkinson (C) 12 Toland 13 Boyle Carr 14 Trill 18 O'Regan 20 Foley

Germany

12 Grohs (G) 2 Donhauser 3 Pollak 4 Bernhardt 5 Stegemann 7 Corley 8 Köster 9 Martinez 10 Fuso (C) 13 Fürst 19 Berning

Substitutes

  • 1 Wiebke Willebrandt (G)
  • 6 Anna Aehling
  • 11 Vanessa Fudalla
  • 14 Madeleine Steck
  • 15 Lina Jubel
  • 16 Vanessa Zilligen
  • 17 Laura Haas
  • 18 Miray Cin
  • 20 Nora Clausen

Officials

  • Referee Reelika Turi
  • Assistant Referee Karolin Kaivoja
  • Assistant Referee May Moalem
  • 4th Referee Meitar Shemesh
  • Uefa Delegate Nina Hedlund
  • Referee Observer Floarea Babadac

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 3" Pauline Berning (Germany) has an effort on goal.
  • 3" Rachael Kelly (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 4" Julia Pollak (Germany) is penalised for a foul on Andrea Trill (Republic of Ireland).
  • 5" Ivana Fuso (Germany) takes the corner.
  • 6" Greta Stegemann (Germany) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Rachael Kelly (Republic of Ireland).
  • 10" Ivana Fuso (Germany) delivers the corner.
  • 10" Emilie Bernhardt (Germany) misses the target.
  • 12" Gia Corley (Germany) has an attempt on goal.
  • 12" Rachael Kelly (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 13" Doireann Fahey (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 14" Greta Stegemann (Germany) takes the free-kick.
  • 14" Emilie Bernhardt (Germany) scores!
  • 16" Pauline Berning (Germany) has a shot blocked.
  • 17" Shekiera Martinez (Germany) misses the target.
  • 17" Emilie Bernhardt (Germany) is penalised for a foul on Andrea Trill (Republic of Ireland).
  • 18" Emilie Bernhardt (Germany) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 18" Doireann Fahey (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 20" Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 20" Maria Luisa Grohs (Germany) blocks a shot.
  • 23" Shekiera Martinez (Germany) misses the target.
  • 25" Leonie Köster (Germany) has a shot blocked.
  • 27" Andrea Trill (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Emilie Bernhardt (Germany).
  • 31" Laura Donhauser (Germany) has an attempt on goal.
  • 31" Rachael Kelly (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 32" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 33" Gia Corley (Germany) takes the free-kick.
  • 33" Gia Corley (Germany) has an attempt on goal.
  • 33" Rachael Kelly (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 33" Jessica Ziu (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Julia Pollak (Germany).
  • 38" Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Julia Pollak (Germany).
  • 38" Madeleine Steck (in) - Vanessa Fürst (out) (Germany)
  • 38" Greta Stegemann (Germany) takes the free-kick.
  • 38" Greta Stegemann (Germany) has an attempt on goal.
  • 38" Rachael Kelly (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 40+1" Pauline Berning (Germany) has an effort on goal.
  • 40+1" Rachael Kelly (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 40+1" Laura Donhauser (Germany) has a shot blocked.
  • 40+2" Gia Corley (Germany) takes the corner.
  • 40+2" Emilie Bernhardt (Germany) has a shot blocked.
  • 40+2" @@player2 (@@team2) was fouled in the penalty area by Jessica Ziu (Republic of Ireland)
  • 40+2" Jessica Ziu (Republic of Ireland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 40+3" Ivana Fuso (Germany) scores from the penalty spot.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 43" Gia Corley (Germany) is penalised for a foul on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 50" Aoife Slattery (in) - Tyler Toland (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 51" Ivana Fuso (Germany) misses the target.
  • 51" Greta Stegemann (Germany) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 52" Rachel O'Regan (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 53" Greta Stegemann (Germany) takes the free-kick.
  • 56" Pauline Berning (Germany) has a shot blocked.
  • 56" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Leonie Köster (Germany).
  • 58" Vanessa Zilligen (in) - Julia Pollak (out) (Germany)
  • 60" Gia Corley (Germany) delivers the corner.
  • 62" Shekiera Martinez (Germany) misses the target.
  • 68" Pauline Berning (Germany) has a shot blocked.
  • 71" Laura Haas (in) - Gia Corley (out) (Germany)
  • 72" Leah Brady (in) - Andrea Trill (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 73" Ivana Fuso (Germany) misses the target.
  • 78" Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Madeleine Steck (Germany).
  • 79" Leonie Köster (Germany) misses the target.
  • 80" Laura Donhauser (Germany) fouls.
  • 80+1" Louise Masterson (in) - Jessica Ziu (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 80+4" Ivana Fuso (Germany) takes the corner.
  • 80+4" Greta Stegemann (Germany) misses the target.
  • 80+5" Laura Donhauser (Germany) is penalised for a foul on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Republic of Ireland
  • Germany

Corners Won

0 5

Shots on Target

1 8

Shots off Target

0 8

Fouls Committed

9 7
  • Republic of Ireland

    Germany

  • 0Goals2
  • 1Yellow Card(s)1
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 1Shots on Goal8
  • 0Shots Wide8
  • 0Shot(s) Blocked6
  • 6Save(s)1
  • 1Total Shots22
  • 9Fouls Committed7
  • 0Corner(s)5
  • 0Offside(s)0