Germany 2 - 0 Republic of Ireland | 2015 - Under 21 | 2011488

UEFA Under-21 ChampionshipQualifying Round | Erdgas Sportpark, Halle
5 September 2014 - 18:00 (local time)

Germany 2 - 0 Republic of Ireland

P. Hofmann(47) J. Hofmann(50) Full-time
Germany Republic of Ireland

Highlights of Ireland U21s v Germany

The highlights of the Republic of Ireland U21 team's 2-0 loss in their final fixture in the UEFA U21 Championships Qualifying Round away to Germany on Friday are now available.
8th Sep 2014

The highlights of the Republic of Ireland U21 team's 2-0 loss in their final fixture in the UEFA U21 Championships Qualifying Round away to Germany on Friday are now available.

Irish U21s suffer narrow defeat in German qualifier

THE Republic of Ireland U21 team suffered an unfortunate 2-0 loss in their final fixture in the UEFA U21 Championships Qualifying Round away to Germany in Halle.
Jack Grealish.jpg
4th Sep 2014

Featuring an extremely young side - who will all be eligible for the next campaign - Noel King's side proved durable opponents for the group winners.

With Jack Grealish providing the main attacking thrust on the counter attack for Ireland, the visitors looked very solid at half-time as the sides went in scoreless.

Germany did have a goal incorrectly disallowed for offside in first half but Irish keeper Ian Lawlor was not unduly troubled by the Germans.

The home side took control of the game when Philipp Hofmann and Jonas Hofmann each scored early in the second half as the Germans claimed the three points to secure their play-off spot as group winners.

Philipp Hofmann opened the scoring two minutes into the second half when he headed home from a Julian Korb cross then substitute Jonas Hofmann found the net four minutes later after being set-up by Amin Younes.

The Irish will play Norway in a friendly in October before looking towards the next qualifying campaign in 2015.

GERMANY: Horn, Günter, Geis, Bittencourt, Leitner, Can, Korb, Knoche, P Hofmann (Arnold 65), Schulz J. Hofmann 46), Younes (Kachunga 74)

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Lawlor, Griffin, Connors, Wilkinson, Lenihan, Grealish, Watkins-Clark, Byrne (Sweeney 61),  Hoban, Long, Sadlier (Garmston 65).

Tactical Lineups

Germany

23 Horn (G) 3 Günter 6 Geis 7 Bittencourt 10 Leitner (C) 11 Can 14 Korb 16 Knoche 17 P. Hofmann 18 N. Schulz 19 Younes

Substitutes

  • 12 Loris Karius (G)
  • 2 Dominique Heintz
  • 4 Niklas Stark
  • 5 Danny da Costa
  • 9 Elias Kachunga
  • 15 Maximilian Arnold
  • 21 Jonas Hofmann

Republic of Ireland

1 Lawlor (G) 2 Griffin 3 Connors 6 Lenihan 7 Grealish 8 Watkins 9 Wilkinson 11 J. Byrne 12 Hoban (C) 13 Long 14 Sadlier

Officials

  • Referee Andreas Ekberg
  • Assistant Referee Stefan Hallberg
  • Assistant Referee Peter Magnusson
  • 4th Referee Kristoffer Karlsson
  • Uefa Delegate Nils Fisketjonn
  • Referee Observer Manuel Lopez Fernandez
  • Harald Sather

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 3" Johannes Geis (Germany) takes the corner.
  • 3" Moritz Leitner (Germany) has a shot blocked.
  • 3" Leonardo Bittencourt (Germany) is penalised for a foul on Jack Byrne (Republic of Ireland).
  • 7" Leonardo Bittencourt (Germany) is flagged for offside.
  • 9" Philipp Hofmann (Germany) misses the target.
  • 12" Conor Wilkinson (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Julian Korb (Germany).
  • 17" Moritz Leitner (Germany) misses the target.
  • 19" Leonardo Bittencourt (Germany) has a shot blocked.
  • 19" Johannes Geis (Germany) misses the target.
  • 22" Philipp Hofmann (Germany) misses the target.
  • 23" Leonardo Bittencourt (Germany) fouls.
  • 23" Johannes Geis (Germany) is penalised for a foul on Jack Grealish (Republic of Ireland).
  • 24" Jack Byrne (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 24" Mason Watkins (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 24" Timo Horn (Germany) blocks a shot.
  • 26" Philipp Hofmann (Germany) has an effort on goal.
  • 26" Ian Lawlor (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 27" Johannes Geis (Germany) delivers the corner.
  • 27" Leonardo Bittencourt (Germany) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 28" Nico Schulz (Germany) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mason Watkins (Republic of Ireland).
  • 29" Robin Knoche (Germany) fouls.
  • 30" Darragh Lenihan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 31" Nico Schulz (Germany) is penalised for a foul on Jack Grealish (Republic of Ireland).
  • 32" Jack Connors (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 32" Timo Horn (Germany) blocks a shot.
  • 32" Jack Grealish (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 33" Philipp Hofmann (Germany) is flagged for offside.
  • 34" Conor Wilkinson (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Johannes Geis (Germany).
  • 36" Leonardo Bittencourt (Germany) has an effort on goal.
  • 36" Ian Lawlor (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 37" Darragh Lenihan (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 38" Amin Younes (Germany) has an attempt on goal.
  • 38" Ian Lawlor (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 40" Darragh Lenihan (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Moritz Leitner (Germany).
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 46" Jonas Hofmann (in) - Nico Schulz (out) (Germany)
  • 47" Philipp Hofmann (Germany) scores!
  • 48" Leonardo Bittencourt (Germany) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jack Grealish (Republic of Ireland).
  • 50" Jonas Hofmann (Germany) scores!
  • 53" Jack Grealish (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 54" Johannes Geis (Germany) takes the corner.
  • 54" Moritz Leitner (Germany) misses the target.
  • 55" Amin Younes (Germany) has an effort on goal.
  • 55" Ian Lawlor (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 56" Philipp Hofmann (Germany) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 57" Amin Younes (Germany) misses the target.
  • 58" Philipp Hofmann (Germany) misses the target.
  • 60" Amin Younes (Germany) misses the target.
  • 61" Pierce Sweeney (in) - Jack Byrne (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 65" Shane Griffin (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Christian Günter (Germany).
  • 65" Maximilian Arnold (in) - Philipp Hofmann (out) (Germany)
  • 65" Bradley Garmston (in) - Kieran Sadlier (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 66" Johannes Geis (Germany) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Bradley Garmston (Republic of Ireland).
  • 70" Amin Younes (Germany) has a shot blocked.
  • 71" Leonardo Bittencourt (Germany) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 71" Conor Wilkinson (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 73" Emre Can (Germany) is penalised for a foul on Jack Grealish (Republic of Ireland).
  • 74" Moritz Leitner (Germany) misses the target.
  • 74" Elias Kachunga (in) - Amin Younes (out) (Germany)
  • 75" Conor Wilkinson (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Julian Korb (Germany).
  • 76" Conor Wilkinson (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 76" Conor Wilkinson (Republic of Ireland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 78" Moritz Leitner (Germany) is penalised for a foul on Shane Griffin (Republic of Ireland).
  • 79" Johannes Geis (Germany) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Bradley Garmston (Republic of Ireland).
  • 79" Maximilian Arnold (Germany) is booked.
  • 81" Johannes Geis (Germany) delivers the corner.
  • 81" Jonas Hofmann (Germany) misses the target.
  • 84" Emre Can (Germany) fouls.
  • 84" Jack Connors (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 85" Darragh Lenihan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 86" Robin Knoche (Germany) is penalised for a foul on Conor Wilkinson (Republic of Ireland).
  • 87" Jack Connors (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Leonardo Bittencourt (Germany).
  • 88" Jonas Hofmann (Germany) fouls.
  • 90" Bradley Garmston (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 90+2" Jack Grealish (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Christian Günter (Germany).
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Germany
  • Republic of Ireland

Corners Won

4 1

Shots on Target

6 2

Shots off Target

10 4

Fouls Committed

14 11
  • Germany

    Republic of Ireland

  • 2Goals0
  • 2Yellow Card(s)1
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 6Shots on Goal2
  • 10Shots Wide4
  • 3Shot(s) Blocked0
  • 2Save(s)4
  • 19Total Shots6
  • 14Fouls Committed11
  • 4Corner(s)1
  • 4Offside(s)0