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Germany's Funk too much for Greece

Published: Wednesday 29 February 2012, 20.19CET
Germany 1-0 Greece
An uncharacteristic mistake from goalkeeper Stefanos Kapino allowed Patrick Funk to get the only goal against ten-man Greece.
by Marc Uhlmann
from Erdgas Sportpark
Germany's Funk too much for Greece
Sebastian Rudy and Patrick Funk celebrate the winner against Greece ©Getty Images

Match statistics

GermanyGreece

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target9
 
2
Attempts off target14
 
2
Corners4
 
4
Fouls committed7
 
13
Yellow cards0
4
Red Cards0
1

Standings

Published: Wednesday 29 February 2012, 20.19CET

Germany's Funk too much for Greece

Germany 1-0 Greece
An uncharacteristic mistake from goalkeeper Stefanos Kapino allowed Patrick Funk to get the only goal against ten-man Greece.

Patrick Funk struck from distance to give Germany a 1-0 UEFA European Under-21 Championship  qualifying Group 1 win against Greece, who were reduced to ten men before the interval.

Georgios Georgiades's side looked to be in trouble after Kostas Triantafyllou was shown a second yellow card after 38 minutes. Goalkeeper Stefanos Kapino had pulled off some excellent saves to keep Greece in the game, but will have been disappointed by his attempt to block Funk's speculative effort just before the break. A goal and a man down, the visitors kept plugging away after the interval, but Germany had the better chances and were good value for their win, which maintains their 100% record after eight qualifiers.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.05CET

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