Germany win the group



Germany win the group

The German Eleven wins high earned against Northern Ireland and attracts scores as a group first to the second round. A German sets a new record. Also Poland and Northern Ireland.

Mario Gomez played for the first time from the beginning and became the match-winner

With a narrow 1:0 (1:0)-success EM-a newcomer to the Northern Ireland German national soccer team has secured the Ticket for the knockout stages. The decisive goal in the Parisian Prince Park Mario Gomez scored in the 30. Minute. Also Germany is the toughest competitor in group C, Poland, made it into the K. o.-round. Also with 1:0 (0:0) the White-and-Red against the Ukraine. Both Teams with seven points each in the round of best 16. Despite the defeat they qualified in the evening, Northern Ireland for the first knockout round, because it is definitely one of the best group third. The Ukraine is eliminated without a point.

Germany as group winner on Sunday (18 hrs CEST in the DW live Ticker) in Lille against a group of third party, against either Albania or Slovakia. Poland needs already on Saturday (15 hrs CEST in the DW live Ticker) in St-Etienne against Switzerland ran. “With the result, I’m not satisfied,” said Germany coach Joachim Löw after the game at the TV channel ARD. “It was playfully good, but we would need to make it clear.”

Kimmich revives the right track

Enrichment for the German attack game: Kimmich

The last for my offensive game criticized the German team showed this game and final joyful and highly motivated. This was also due to the fact that Löw rebuilt his Team on two positions, and thus the wings game revived: He called for a world champion Benedikt Höwedes surprisingly, the 21-year-old Joshua Kimmich FC Bayern München on the right defensive side. In addition, Gomez from the start, came in the storm for the first time, he replaced Julian Draxler and Mario Götze gave more freedom in the Offensive.

The new couple on the outer sides had a good harmony, especially on the right, it was in the first half, turbulent: Kimmich raised at the beginning of the game the Ball in the penalty area to Thomas Müller, the supplier alone on goalkeeper Michael McGovern, the Ball but not past him. Also Mesut Özil was it just two minutes later, not better: In the penalty area he hit the Ball correctly. And, in turn, only a little later, Mario Götze failed from a very short distance to the North of Ireland final man (12. Minute). After this brilliant opening quarter of an hour passed a good ten minutes until the next Chance: Kimmich-operated Gomez, had bounce and Müller pulled – but missed.

The strong-voiced ulsterman sang for 90 minutes with your EM-Hit “Will Grigg’s on fire” in the mood

Meanwhile, sang the Fans of the “Green and White Army” in the stands with the Gassenhauer “Want a warm Grigg’s on fire,” and whispered, as Jamie Ward, a tentative shot in the direction of Manuel Neuer. On the other hand, McGovern would have been beaten, as Müller put his head to the ball – again to assist Kimmich – to the post. It seemed to be only a matter of time until the first goal fell, and so it was: Müller passed unselfishly to Gomez, who pushed for a much-deserved and long-overdue 1:0 for the world champion. Five minutes later, Mueller hit again aluminum. With 12:1 shots on goal from the point of view of the German team went into the halftime break. “We were greedy, I wanted to make a goal,” said Müller, who has never EM-Tor. “It was a step forward. If we retain the Hunger, eventually a pure.”

Schweinsteiger record sets

Voting mightily it went in the second round, the Northern Irish were not upset and so into you ned your EM-Song always and always more – even though the Praised in song, came again. Instead, similar scenes played out on the pitch as in the first round: Germany had not the opportunities, she takes advantage of but. Again Kimmich took care of the flanks, this Time, it was Gotze that is not met. After 55 minutes, he was replaced by Schürrle.

A precaution there was for Boateng, who had to be replaced a quarter of an hour before the final whistle and to the right calf was treated. “We wanted to take any risk,” said Löw. Previously, Bastian had come Schweinsteiger and celebrated an anniversary: He is now with 15 EM-Play German record player and Lame, ahead of Philipp. The DFB-Eleven played the match safely to an end, had several chances and had to give in at the end with the score 1:0 is satisfied.

Poland secures second place

“Cuba” (l.) scores the 1:0

In the same time group C game between Poland and the Ukraine, the Ex-Dortmund’s Jakub Blaszczykowski provided the crucial 1:0 (0:0). In the 54. Minute he pounded assisted by Arkadiusz Milik with on the left the Ball into the left corner of the net just nine minutes after coming off the bench. Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski was once again empty. In order for Poland to succeed for the first Time in their football history of the catchment in the K. o.-round. “We are happy about the victory, because the Ukraine has made it difficult for us,” said Blaszczykowski. Substitute goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, who represented the embattled tribe of Keeper Wojciech Szczesny again shiny, noted with satisfaction: “It is an impressive result because we finished the group on a par with the world champion. Our Pride and self-confidence will be greater.”

Before the kick-off there had been in Marseille again riots, the police used tear gas and water cannons, had the Situation relatively under control quickly.

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