06.06.2007: Germany beat Slovakia 2-1 to end season top

German Football
By German Football June 8, 2007 15:42

06.06.2007: Germany beat Slovakia 2-1 to end season top

Thomas Hitzlsperger was delighted to fire Germany five points clear at the top of their Euro 2008 qualifying group as his first-half goal sealed a 2-1 win over Slovakia on Wednesday. The VfB Stuttgart midfielder’s well-taken header two minutes from the break was his first goal since he netted in Germany’s 13-0 win at San Marino last September.

The win at Hamburg’s World Cup Arena takes Germany to 19 points at the top of group D, five points clear of the Czech Republic in second, to leave Joachim Loew’s side in pole position to qualify for next June’s European Championships in Austria and Switzerland.

Germany took the lead after 10 minutes. After German defender Marcell Jansen slid his pass through the visitors’ defence, Klose looked to have put his side 1-0 up but replays showed it was Slovakian defender Jan Durica who stabbed the ball home. Slovakia pulled level less than ten minutes later when Germany’s Christoph Metzelder tried to clear the danger after a superb run from Matej Krajcik, but only suceeded in putting the ball past his own goalkeeper Jens Lehmann. Hitzlsperger then gave Germany back the lead just two minutes before the break with a header which turned out to be the game winner.

German Football
By German Football June 8, 2007 15:42
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