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September 11, 2013 12:15 AM IST
Tórsvøllur — Tórshavn, Streymoy
Referee:‬ G. Mažeika‎
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Mesut Özil 74′ (PG)
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Faroe Islands 0-3 Germany

Goal rates the players on show as Joachim Low's men take a massive step towards World Cup qualification

By Martin Macdonald

  • Gunnar Nielsen
    0
    0
    3.50

    Gunnar Nielsen

    Couldn't do much to prevent the goals and even provided a couple of really good saves. Denied Draxler's superb long range strike with a solid block to the left, and prevented Ozil and Klose with a fantastic double stop.

  • Viljormur Davidsen
    0
    0
    2.50

    Viljormur Davidsen

    Had his hands full with an in-form Draxler and struggled to deal with the German's dribbling ability.

  • Rógvi Baldvinsson
    0
    0
    2.50

    Rógvi Baldvinsson

    Kept Faroe Islands in the match at the time with a superb clearance off the line from a Sami Khedira header in the second half.

  • Atli Gregersen
    0
    0
    2.00

    Atli Gregersen Flop of the Match

    Distribution was awful and put his side on the back foot as he was sent off for a professional foul, handing Germany the penalty which lad to the second goal.

  • Pól Jóhannus Justinussen
    0
    0
    2.50

    Pól Jóhannus Justinussen

    Struggled to deal with the incisive movement of the German front four, but did put in an excellent block to deny a Lahm strike in the first half.

  • Johan Davidsen
    0
    0
    2.50

    Johan Davidsen

    Was always looking to get in the face of the German midfield and was dogged in his approach, but toiled with the ball at his feet and gave it away frequently.

  • Súni Olsen
    0
    0
    2.50

    Súni Olsen

    Was one of the only Faroes players to have a bit of quality in possession. Ball retention was decent and sprayed some impressive balls out wide.

  • Frodi Benjaminsen
    0
    0
    3.00

    Frodi Benjaminsen

    Played with fire in his belly and was a creative influence in midfield, but just didn't see enough of the ball to make a real impact on proceedings.

  • Daniel Udsen
    0
    0
    2.50

    Daniel Udsen

    Showed a pretty decent engine down the left-hand side and has a good turn of pace. But a lack of team-mates inside the box and his poor crossing meant nothing was created.

  • Christian Lamhauge Holst
    0
    0
    3.00

    Christian Lamhauge Holst

    Was Faroes best player on the night and was the only player who looked capable of netting a goal. Had a couple of decent attempts that went just wide.

  • Johan Edmundsson
    0
    0
    2.50

    Johan Edmundsson

    Provided a decent aerially presence inside the box and formed a somewhat effective partnership with Holst. Won a few knockdowns against Mertesacker.

Substitutions

  • Christian Mouritsen
    0
    0
    2.50

    Christian Mouritsen

    Was introduced in the second half but failed to make much of an impact.

  • Páll Klettskard
    0
    0
    2.50

    Páll Klettskard

    Came on during the second period but was chasing shadows as Germany dominated the game.

  • Manuel Neuer
    0
    0
    3.00

    Manuel Neuer

    Barely had a thing to do all evening but when he was called into action, he was dominant aerially and commanded his box well.

  • Jerome Boateng
    2
    2
    3.50

    Jerome Boateng

    Didn't have too much to deal with defensively and looked eager to try and get involved in the play up top, and did actually manage to create some decent play from deep.

  • Marcel Schmelzer
    0
    0
    3.00

    Marcel Schmelzer

    Was involved in a lot of the action early doors as he and Draxler formed an effective partnership down the left. Like his full back partner though, could have provided a better final ball.

  • Philipp Lahm
    0
    0
    3.00

    Philipp Lahm

    Was up and down that right-hand side all evening and spend the park majority of his match playing as a winger. Played some decent balls back inside but crossing could have been better.

  • Per Mertesacker
    8
    0
    3.00

    Per Mertesacker

    Got Germany off the mark with a nice finish inside the box and was a solid presence at the back all evening, putting his head on everything that came into the box.

  • Julian Draxler
    4
    0
    3.50

    Julian Draxler

    Was a real dangerman for Germany throughout the match as was always creating attacks through his incisive dribbling. Only negative would be a lack of proficiency in front of goal.

  • Mesut Özil
    23
    1
    3.50

    Mesut Özil

    Was at the heart of everything that the Germans could muster up and ran the match from the No.10 position. Capped off his performance with a well-taken penalty.

  • Sami Khedira
    2
    1
    3.50

    Sami Khedira

    Bossed the midfield area and proved to be a formidable defensive barrier in the middle of the park. Was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet.

  • Toni Kroos
    1
    0
    3.00

    Toni Kroos

    Prospered in his deep-lying position and was always ready and available to receive possession. Spread the play confidently to the wings time and time again.

  • Miroslav Klose
    2
    0
    3.00

    Miroslav Klose

    Put in a workmanlike shift up top but that all-important chance to break Gerd Muller's goalscoring record just evaded him on the night.

  • Thomas Müller
    5
    0
    3.50

    Thomas Müller Top of the Match

    Bullied the left-back with his pace and power and bursting runs into the box and took the game beyond Faroe Islands and made it 3-0 with a stabbed finish from inside the box.

Substitutions

  • Sidney Sam
    0
    0

    Sidney Sam

    Late substitution.

  • Andre Schürrle
    0
    0

    Andre Schürrle

    Looked bright after coming on and whistled a shot just by the post from the left.

  • Max Kruse
    1
    0

    Max Kruse

    Lashed a strike wide that he should have buried from the inside-left channel.

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