Goal.com - Home

thumbnail Hello,
 
3 vs 0
Played
October 8, 2010 7:45 PM BST
Olympiastadion Berlin — Berlin
Referee:‬ H. Webb‎
Attendance:‬ 74244‎
 
 
79′ Mesut Özil
 
 
Top of the Match
Mesut Özil
Mesut Özil
Germany
Mesut Özil
Mesut Özil
Germany
Flop of the Match
Lukas Podolski
Lukas Podolski
Germany
Volkan Demirel
Volkan Demirel
Turkey

Germany 3-0 Turkey: Klose Nets Brace As Hosts Earn Comfortable Victory

Die Mannschaft continued their perfect qualifying campaign with a 3-0 victory over Turkey in Berlin.

By Clark Whitney

Germany star Mesut Oezil watches on as Turkey's Nuri Sahin peels away after the ball (Getty Images)
Germany earned a vital three points 'away' to Turkey in Berlin. More than 30,000 Turkey fans were expected to turn out for the match, and judging by the number of stars and crescents in the stands, as well as the jeers directed at Mesut Oezil, that estimate was matched.

The Germans took a deserved lead before half-time through Miroslav Klose, who continued his impressive goal-scoring form for his country. The Turks had a chance to earn a point until late, when Oezil put the game out of reach with a cool finish. Three minutes from time, Klose completed his brace, and in doing so, moved to within 11 goals of Gerd Mueller's record of 68 strikes in a German shirt.

While Turkey held their hosts to only a few chances in the first half, Klose's opener was a long time coming. Oezil forced a fine save early, and Sami Khedira later stung Volkan Demirel's hands with a good effort. The Germans were completely dominant in midfield, but to be fair to Turkey, they suffered a setback in the first half when Mehmet Aurelio was forced off with what appeared to be a thigh strain. In the 43rd minute, Klose put the hosts on top after Thomas Mueller's looping header was saved by Demirel and the Bayern Munich man was in perfect position to tap in the rebound.

After the break, Halil Altintop had a good chance to draw level, but Manuel Neuer made a brilliant block to deny the striker. Later, Lukas Podolski missed an open goal after being teed up by Oezil, before the latter made a fine finish from Philipp Lahm's through ball. Three minutes from full time, Demirel cleared the ball off Klose's chest, and the Bayern Munich man made the score 3-0.

The result leaves Germany atop Group A with a perfect nine points from three matches. Turkey are now three points behind the leaders, and are now level on points with Austria.

Follow Goal.com on . Get the latest football news direct... Check out Goal.com's  page; be part of the best football fan community in the world!


Germany

1
Manuel Neuer
Goalkeeper
3.00
4
2.50
28
2.50
4
Per Mertesacker
Defender
3.00
21
Philipp Lahm
Defender
0.00
9
Lukas Podolski
Midfielder
86′
1.50
39
Toni Kroos
Midfielder
2.50
11
Mesut Özil
Midfielder
79′ 90′
3.50
6
Sami Khedira
Midfielder
2.50
25
Thomas Müller
Midfielder
3.00
11
3.00

Turkey

0.00
1
Volkan Demirel
Goalkeeper
0.00
-
0.00
-
0.00
-
0.00
55
0.00
25
0.00
55
Aurelio
Midfielder
0.00
18
Nuri Sahin
Midfielder
78′
0.00
4
0.00
77
0.00
7

Substitutes

1
Tim Wiese
Goalkeeper
0.00
27
0.00
17
Jerome Boateng
Midfielder
0.00
33
0.00
15
0.00
21
Marko Marin
Midfielder
90′
0.00
18
Cacau
Striker
90′
0.00

Substitutes

0.00
-
Hakan Arıkan
Goalkeeper
0.00
22
Hakan Balta
Defender
0.00
18
0.00
8
Selçuk İnan
Midfielder
0.00
17
Tuncay Şanlı
Midfielder
24′
0.00
-
0.00
9

Coach/Manager

-
0.00

Coach/Manager

0.00
-
 
  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Fernando Torres Fernando Torres
Striker
Chelsea
3 0
C. Ronaldo C. Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
3 0
Mario Gomez Mario Gomez
Striker
Fiorentina
3 0
Mario Balotelli Mario Balotelli
Striker
Milan
3 0
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
Bayern
3 0