Germany 1 - 1 Republic of Ireland | 2016 - UEFA Euro | 2013883

UEFA European Championship Qualifying Round | Stadion Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen
14 October 2014 - 20:45 (local time)

Germany 1 - 1 Republic of Ireland

Kroos(71) Full-time O'Shea(90+ 4)
Germany Republic of Ireland

Germany v Republic of Ireland

With some big names like Schweinsteiger, Khedira, Reus, Ozil and Gomez out of tonight’s game and Lahm and Klose having gone into retirement much of the talk pre-match has centred around what sort of Germany we can expect to face this evening.
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14th Oct 2014

Martin O’Neill commented, “There might be some new faces but it will be the same German design regardless of this week’s defeat to Poland. They will be playing at home and it is still very much a strong German side that we can expect. Germany are favourites in the group and earned that right by being the World Champions. Even if they hadn’t beaten Argentina in the finals I think they would feel themselves, with their record for qualification in World Cups and European Championships, that they quite rightly deserve the tag.”

During his pre-match press conference, O’Neill was keen to stress the importance of confidence from two wins against Georgia and Gibraltar and put to bed any notions that the players will have been scarred by previous encounters against the Joachim Low’s side.

“I think that this is where any player worth their salt wants to be. Obviously we are delighted to be here but more important than just being here, we want to go out and perform.”

John O’Shea looks set to reach 100 caps if he plays this evening, a landmark attained only by Steve Staunton, Robbie Keane, Shay Given, Kevin Kilbane and Damien Duff in the green jersey. Fellow centurion, Robbie Keane was full of praise for the Waterford man at the pre match press conference. “To get 100 caps for your country is great. He has been brilliant since he came in from the start, and he's a big, big player. These are the games where people will be looking to players like John O’Shea for the experience he has. He has been brilliant on the field but he has been off the field as well. He is a proper leader.”

Tactical Lineups

Germany

1 Neuer (G)(C) 3 Ginter 5 Hummels 11 Bellarabi 13 Müller 14 Draxler 15 Durm 16 Rüdiger 17 Boateng 18 Kroos 19 Götze

Substitutes

  • 12 Ron-Robert Zieler (G)
  • 22 Roman Weidenfeller (G)
  • 2 Shkodran Mustafi
  • 7 Sebastian Rudy
  • 10 Lukas Podolski
  • 23 Max Kruse

Republic of Ireland

1 Forde (G) 2 Ward 3 Wilson 4 O'Shea 6 Whelan 7 McGeady 10 Keane (C) 11 McClean 12 Meyler 18 Quinn 19 Walters

Officials

  • Referee Damir Skomina
  • Assistant Referee Jure Praprotnik
  • Assistant Referee Robert Vukan
  • Additional Assistant Referee Slavko Vinčić
  • Additional Assistant Referee Roberto Ponis
  • 4th Referee Manuel Vidali
  • Uefa Delegate Georges Lüchinger
  • Referee Observer Jean Lemmer
  • Philip Röber
  • Manfred Wichmann

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 3" Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Antonio Rüdiger (Germany).
  • 4" Karim Bellarabi (Germany) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on James McClean (Republic of Ireland).
  • 4" Antonio Rüdiger (Germany) misses the target.
  • 5" Erik Durm (Germany) misses the target.
  • 6" Toni Kroos (Germany) takes the corner.
  • 9" Karim Bellarabi (Germany) fouls.
  • 9" Antonio Rüdiger (Germany) is penalised for a foul on Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland).
  • 13" John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mario Götze (Germany).
  • 14" Toni Kroos (Germany) takes the free-kick.
  • 14" Antonio Rüdiger (Germany) misses the target.
  • 16" Toni Kroos (Germany) misses the target.
  • 19" Mats Hummels (Germany) fouls.
  • 19" Aiden McGeady (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 20" Matthias Ginter (Germany) has a shot blocked.
  • 23" Thomas Müller (Germany) is penalised for a foul on Glenn Whelan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 25" Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 26" Toni Kroos (Germany) misses the target.
  • 32" Toni Kroos (Germany) delivers the corner.
  • 32" Antonio Rüdiger (Germany) has an effort on goal.
  • 32" David Forde (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 39" Toni Kroos (Germany) takes the corner.
  • 39" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Toni Kroos (Germany).
  • 40" Toni Kroos (Germany) takes the free-kick.
  • 40" Matthias Ginter (Germany) misses the target.
  • 41" Glenn Whelan (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 41" Glenn Whelan (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 43" Erik Durm (Germany) is penalised for a foul on Aiden McGeady (Republic of Ireland).
  • 44" Stephen Quinn (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 45+1" Mario Götze (Germany) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 45+1" Julian Draxler (Germany) has an attempt on goal.
  • 45+1" David Forde (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 46" Lukas Podolski (in) - Matthias Ginter (out) (Germany)
  • 46" Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 46" Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mats Hummels (Germany).
  • 49" Jon Walters (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 49" Aiden McGeady (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 49" Manuel Neuer (Germany) blocks a shot.
  • 49" Lukas Podolski (Germany) has a shot blocked.
  • 49" Mario Götze (Germany) delivers the corner.
  • 53" Karim Bellarabi (Germany) has an attempt on goal.
  • 53" David Forde (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 53" Jeff Hendrick (in) - Glenn Whelan (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 54" Toni Kroos (Germany) takes the corner.
  • 55" Toni Kroos (Germany) has an effort on goal.
  • 55" David Forde (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 55" Toni Kroos (Germany) delivers the corner.
  • 56" Mario Götze (Germany) takes the corner.
  • 56" Thomas Müller (Germany) has an attempt on goal.
  • 56" David Forde (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 59" Lukas Podolski (Germany) fouls.
  • 61" Jérôme Boateng (Germany) has a shot blocked.
  • 63" Darron Gibson (in) - Robbie Keane (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 67" Thomas Müller (Germany) is penalised for a foul on John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland).
  • 67" Marc Wilson (Republic of Ireland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 68" Marc Wilson (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mario Götze (Germany).
  • 70" Max Kruse (in) - Julian Draxler (out) (Germany)
  • 71" Toni Kroos (Germany) scores!
  • 72" Karim Bellarabi (Germany) has a shot blocked.
  • 76" Wes Hoolahan (in) - Stephen Quinn (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 78" Wes Hoolahan (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 78" Antonio Rüdiger (Germany) has a shot blocked.
  • 79" Toni Kroos (Germany) delivers the corner.
  • 79" Jérôme Boateng (Germany) has an effort on goal.
  • 79" David Forde (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 79" Jon Walters (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 80" Mario Götze (Germany) has an attempt on goal.
  • 80" David Forde (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 81" Toni Kroos (Germany) takes the corner.
  • 81" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 85" Wes Hoolahan (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 85" Mats Hummels (Germany) is penalised for a foul on Jon Walters (Republic of Ireland).
  • 85" Mats Hummels (Germany) is booked.
  • 86" Aiden McGeady (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 86" Sebastian Rudy (in) - Karim Bellarabi (out) (Germany)
  • 87" Mario Götze (Germany) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on David Meyler (Republic of Ireland).
  • 90+2" Thomas Müller (Germany) is flagged for offside.
  • 90+3" Max Kruse (Germany) fouls.
  • 90+3" Darron Gibson (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 90+4" John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Germany
  • Republic of Ireland

Corners Won

9 1

Shots on Target

8 2

Shots off Target

6 0

Fouls Committed

11 7
  • Germany

    Republic of Ireland

  • 1Goals1
  • 1Yellow Card(s)2
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 8Shots on Goal2
  • 6Shots Wide0
  • 5Shot(s) Blocked1
  • 1Save(s)7
  • 19Total Shots3
  • 11Fouls Committed7
  • 9Corner(s)1
  • 2Offside(s)5