Republic of Ireland - Germany | 2017 - UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship | 2022605

UEFA Under-17 Championship | Stadion HNK Rijeka, Rijeka
10 May 2017 - 12:00 (local time)

Republic of Ireland 0 - 7 Germany

Full-time Abouchabaka(8) Arp(15, 45, 49) L. O'Connor(21og) Awuku(73) Hottmann(76)
Republic of Ireland Germany

REPORT: U17s qualify despite defeat to Germany

The Republic of Ireland have qualified for the Quarter Final of the UEFA European Under 17 Championships as Group C runners-up despite a 7-0 defeat to Germany in Rijeka this afternoon.
IRLU17
10th May 2017

A last minute winner in the other group game for Bosnia & Herzegovina against Serbia, ensured a three way tie on points in second place. However, due to Ireland’s superior record against Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina, Colin O’Brien’s side have qualified for the last eight.

Speaking after the game, Head Coach Colin O’Brien reflected on a day of very mixed emotions.

“We had a tough day today at the office. There will be a lot to learn for us from that game. We were second best for a lot of it. When you play a team like Germany and you don’t do the right things around your own box, they are clinical and they showed that today.

“However, it (the tournament) was about keeping it alive for the last match. With Bosnia winning it has put us through to the quarter final stage, the furthest we’ve got in 20 years so it’s a good day from that perspective.”

Ireland will now face either England of the Netherlands in Saturday's Quarter Final. 

Colin O'Brien's full post match interview can be viewed below. 

Republic of Ireland: 1. Maher (GK); 2. O’Connor (C) (Kilkenny 53’), 3. Ledwidge, 4. Doherty, 5. Collins; 6. Bolger, 9. Roache (Thompson 70’), 14. O'Farrell; 7. Byrne, 10. Idah, 11. Connolly.

Germany: 1. Plogmann(GK), 2. Nitzl, 3. Hackethal, 4. Becker (Majetscak 53’), 5. Boller, 6. Awuku, 7. Cetin, 9. Arp (C), 10. Abouchabaka (Hottmann 57’), 16. Mai (Ledewig 66’), 17. Malone.

Referee: Fabio Verissimo (POR)

Assistant referees: Mika Lamppu (FIN), Samat Tergeussizov (KAZ)

Fourth official: Jens Maae (DEN)

Ireland U17 v Germany U17

The Republic of Ireland Under 17s face Germany Under 17s on Wednesday (11am kick off Irish time, live on Eurosport) with a quarter final place at stake.
Colin O'Brien
9th May 2017

The scenario is simple. Win and Ireland Under 17s will be in the quarter final. Ireland can also qualify with a draw, and even a loss, but Colin O’Brien’s side will be going into the game aiming to control their own destiny.

Group C Table

An opening group game defeat to Serbia was followed up with a win over Bosnia & Herzegovina on Sunday which has now set up a grandstand finale to Group C.

O’Brien has been pleased with how the build up has gone so far since his side got back to winning ways. “Preparations are going as well as they can for us,” he said. “We had our final session on the pitch this morning. We’ve got a couple of players still carrying a few knocks so we’ll still have one or two decisions to make before kick off."

Ireland’s record in the campaign now stands at played eight, won seven, with just one defeat thus far. Sunday’s win was essential to Ireland’s chance of progression with O’Brien particularly pleased with the character displayed.

“It was very important because we knew we had to get something out of the game to be able to make sure we were going into our final game against Germany still alive in the group. We did that and it really is all to play for.“

The German’s sit top of Group C with a 100% record to date, with O’Brien knowing both the quality in their side the areas this Irish team can exploit.

“Germany’s game is very much about dominating the ball. They commit a lot of numbers to attack and have a lot of creative players in their team. They really go into the game attack oriented.

“We’ve looked at other aspects of their game and we see we’ll get opportunities against them. That’s what we’ve got to bear in mind tomorrow, that there is areas of weakness as well. we’ll get opportunities against them,” O’Brien added.

That confidence was echoed by striker Adam Idah. The Cork native scored Ireland’s winner against the Bosnians along with bagging the assist for Rowan Roache’s opener. “There is a really positive vibe around the group in training. It’ll be a tough game but if we all work hard  and put in a good performance then there is no reason why we can’t get a result.”

Live minute-by-minute updates of Republic of Ireland v Germany will be available on FAI.ie with further updates on FacebookTwitter & Instagram throughout the day. The game will be shown live on Eurosport.

Republic of Ireland Under 17 Squad - UEFA European Under 17 Championship

Goalkeepers: Brian Maher (St Patrick’s Athletic), Kian Clarke (Bohemians)
Defenders: Lee O’Connor (Manchester United), Kameron Ledwidge (St Kevin’s Boys), Nathan Collins (Cherry Orchard), Jordan Doherty (Sheffield United), Daryl Walsh (Waterford FC), Joe Redmond (Birmingham City)
Midfielders: Aaron Bolger (Shamrock Rovers), Luke Nolan (St Patrick’s Athletic), Brandon Kavanagh (Bohemians), Richard O’Farrell (St Patrick’s Athletic), Gavin Kilkenny (Bournemouth), Callum Thompson (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Forwards: Rowan Roache (Blackpool), Adam Idah (College Corinthians), Aaron Connolly (Brighton & Hove Albion), Tyreik Wright (Lakewood AFC) 

Fixtures/Results

Thursday, 4 May: Republic of Ireland 0-1 Serbia, Stadium Kostrena

Sunday 7 May: Republic of Ireland 2-1 Bosnia & Herzegovina, Stadium Kostrena, Kostrena

Wednesday, 10 May: Republic of Ireland v Germany, Stadium Rujevica, Rijeka, KO 11:00 Irish Time, LIVE on Eurosport 1

Tactical Lineups

Republic of Ireland

1 Maher (G) 2 L. O'Connor (C) 3 Ledwidge 4 Doherty 5 Collins 6 Bolger 7 Nolan 9 Roache 10 Idah 11 Connolly 14 O'Farrell

Germany

1 Plogmann (G) 2 Nitzl 3 Hackethal 4 Becker 5 Boller 6 Awuku 7 Cetin 9 Arp (C) 10 Abouchabaka 16 Mai 17 Malone

Substitutes

  • 12 Luis Klatte (G)
  • 8 Erik Majetschak
  • 11 Eric Hottmann
  • 13 Dennis Jastrzembski
  • 14 Yannik Keitel
  • 15 Kilian Ludewig
  • 18 John Yeboah

Officials

  • Referee Fabio Verissimo
  • Assistant Referee Mika Lamppu
  • Assistant Referee Samat Tergeussizov
  • 4th Referee Jens Maae
  • Uefa Delegate Christian Schmölzer
  • Referee Observer Miroslav Vitkovic
  • Julie Harster

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 3" Aaron Connolly (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 4" Maurice Malone (Germany) is flagged for offside.
  • 7" Kameron Ledwidge (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 7" Luca Plogmann (Germany) blocks a shot.
  • 7" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 8" Elias Abouchabaka (Germany) scores!
  • 9" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 10" Aaron Bolger (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Elias Abouchabaka (Germany).
  • 10" Elias Abouchabaka (Germany) has a shot blocked.
  • 11" Sahverdi Cetin (Germany) takes the corner.
  • 11" Jan Boller (Germany) misses the target.
  • 12" Pascal Hackethal (Germany) delivers the corner.
  • 13" Dominik Becker (Germany) misses the target.
  • 14" Jordan Doherty (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Alexander Nitzl (Germany).
  • 15" Jann-Fiete Arp (Germany) scores!
  • 16" Noah Awuku (Germany) fouls.
  • 17" Rowan Roache (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 21" Lee O'Connor (Republic of Ireland) scores an own goal.
  • 25" Alexander Nitzl (Germany) is penalised for a foul on Aaron Connolly (Republic of Ireland).
  • 25" Rowan Roache (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 26" Rowan Roache (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 29" Noah Awuku (Germany) has an attempt on goal.
  • 29" Brian Maher (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 30" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jann-Fiete Arp (Germany).
  • 30" Sahverdi Cetin (Germany) delivers the corner.
  • 32" Maurice Malone (Germany) has a shot blocked.
  • 32" Dominik Becker (Germany) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 32" Aaron Connolly (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 34" Jann-Fiete Arp (Germany) misses the target.
  • 35" Aaron Connolly (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Lars Lukas Mai (Germany).
  • 37" Elias Abouchabaka (Germany) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Lee O'Connor (Republic of Ireland).
  • 38" Dominik Becker (Germany) has an effort on goal.
  • 38" Brian Maher (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 39" Pascal Hackethal (Germany) takes the corner.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 41" Aaron Connolly (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 42" Luke Nolan (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 43" Elias Abouchabaka (Germany) is penalised for a foul on Lee O'Connor (Republic of Ireland).
  • 45" Sahverdi Cetin (Germany) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Richard O'Farrell (Republic of Ireland).
  • 45" Jann-Fiete Arp (Germany) scores!
  • 47" Pascal Hackethal (Germany) fouls.
  • 48" Aaron Connolly (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 49" Jann-Fiete Arp (Germany) scores!
  • 53" Erik Majetschak (in) - Dominik Becker (out) (Germany)
  • 54" Gavin Kilkenny (in) - Lee O'Connor (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 54" Erik Majetschak (Germany) delivers the corner.
  • 55" Noah Awuku (Germany) is penalised for a foul on Gavin Kilkenny (Republic of Ireland).
  • 56" Rowan Roache (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 56" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 57" Eric Hottmann (in) - Elias Abouchabaka (out) (Germany)
  • 59" Sahverdi Cetin (Germany) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Kameron Ledwidge (Republic of Ireland).
  • 60" Erik Majetschak (Germany) has a shot blocked.
  • 60" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 61" Luke Nolan (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Maurice Malone (Germany).
  • 61" Eric Hottmann (Germany) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 62" Eric Hottmann (Germany) has a shot blocked.
  • 62" Sahverdi Cetin (Germany) has an attempt on goal.
  • 62" Brian Maher (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 65" Aaron Connolly (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 65" Rowan Roache (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 66" Kilian Ludewig (in) - Lars Lukas Mai (out) (Germany)
  • 67" Erik Majetschak (Germany) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Aaron Bolger (Republic of Ireland).
  • 68" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 69" Maurice Malone (Germany) has an effort on goal.
  • 69" Brian Maher (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 70" Pascal Hackethal (Germany) takes the corner.
  • 70" Aaron Connolly (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 70" Callum Thompson (in) - Rowan Roache (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 73" Noah Awuku (Germany) has a shot blocked.
  • 73" Noah Awuku (Germany) scores!
  • 75" Erik Majetschak (Germany) delivers the corner.
  • 75" Maurice Malone (Germany) fouls.
  • 76" Eric Hottmann (Germany) scores!
  • 77" Aaron Connolly (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 78" Noah Awuku (Germany) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 79" Noah Awuku (Germany) has an attempt on goal.
  • 79" Brian Maher (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 80+1" Eric Hottmann (Germany) misses the target.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Republic of Ireland
  • Germany

Corners Won

3 7

Shots on Target

1 11

Shots off Target

3 4

Fouls Committed

8 10
  • Republic of Ireland

    Germany

  • 0Goals7
  • 1Yellow Card(s)0
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 1Shots on Goal11
  • 3Shots Wide4
  • 2Shot(s) Blocked5
  • 5Save(s)1
  • 6Total Shots20
  • 8Fouls Committed10
  • 3Corner(s)7
  • 4Offside(s)4