European Championship Qualifying - Group D
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Germany 2-1 Georgia

Germany
Thomas Muller scored Germany's goal from the penalty spot

World champions Germany booked their place at Euro 2016 with an unconvincing win over Georgia.

Joachim Low's side struggled before they were awarded a second-half penalty, which Thomas Muller converted.

Georgia captain Jaba Kankava levelled with a superb left-foot volley from outside the box.

Substitute Max Kruse had the final word, getting on the end of Mesut Ozil's precise through ball to coolly slot home the winner.

Germany also had goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to thank after he made a superb save to tip over a Tornike Okriashvili effort at 1-1.

A point was all the world champions needed to qualify for the European Championship in France next summer, and they topped Group D ahead of Poland, who beat the Republic of Ireland to take the second automatic qualification spot.

Germany manager Low said: "We know that is not what we demand from ourselves. Not the way we are currently operating in front of goal. We made our own life difficult.

"We are satisfied with the qualification but not satisfied with our last two games [they lost 1-0 to the Republic of Ireland on Thursday]. That is not our standard. We have work ahead of us."

Group D

Line-ups

Germany

  • 1Neuer
  • 6Ginter
  • 17Boateng
  • 5HummelsBooked at 90mins
  • 3Hector
  • 21Gündogan
  • 18Kroos
  • 13Müller
  • 8Özil
  • 11ReusSubstituted forBellarabiat 90'minutes
  • 9SchürrleSubstituted forKruseat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Mustafi
  • 4Rudy
  • 7Schweinsteiger
  • 12Leno
  • 14Can
  • 15Volland
  • 16Bellarabi
  • 20Kramer
  • 22ter Stegen
  • 23Kruse

Georgia

  • 12RevishviliBooked at 49mins
  • 2Lobzhanidze
  • 3Kverkvelia
  • 5Amisulashvili
  • 4Kashia
  • 22NavalovskiBooked at 33mins
  • 8QazaishviliSubstituted forKobakhidzeat 90'minutes
  • 7Kankava
  • 16KvekveskiriSubstituted forKhizanishviliat 78'minutes
  • 10OkriashviliBooked at 71mins
  • 9GelashviliSubstituted forVatsadzeat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Loria
  • 6Khizanishvili
  • 11Vatsadze
  • 13Makaridze
  • 14Tskhadadze
  • 15Merebashvili
  • 17Popkhadze
  • 18Grigalava
  • 19Kobakhidze
  • 20Dzalamidze
  • 21Kakabadze
  • 23Palavandishvili
Referee:
Pavel Kralovec
Attendance:
43,630

Match Stats

Home TeamGermanyAway TeamGeorgia
Possession
Home71%
Away29%
Shots
Home29
Away8
Shots on Target
Home13
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Germany 2, Georgia 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Germany 2, Georgia 1.

  3. Booking

    Mats Hummels (Germany) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Mats Hummels (Germany).

  5. Post update

    Tornike Okriashvili (Georgia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Max Kruse (Germany) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Mesut Özil following a corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Germany. Conceded by Nukri Revishvili.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Toni Kroos (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Max Kruse.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Germany. Karim Bellarabi replaces Marco Reus.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Georgia. Aleksandr Kobakhidze replaces Valeri Qazaishvili.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Germany. Conceded by Ucha Lobzhanidze.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jonas Hector (Germany) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ilkay Gündogan.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mate Vatsadze (Georgia) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jerome Boateng (Germany).

  15. Post update

    Tornike Okriashvili (Georgia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Germany 2, Georgia 1. Max Kruse (Germany) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mesut Özil.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Georgia. Zurab Khizanishvili replaces Nika Kvekveskiri.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Toni Kroos (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ilkay Gündogan.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Germany. Max Kruse replaces André Schürrle.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Toni Kroos (Germany).

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Iceland96211751220
2Czech Rep96121612419
3Turkey9432139415
4Netherlands94141511413
5Latvia9054618-125
6Kazakhstan9027618-122

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium96212141720
2Wales953194518
3Bos-Herze94231410414
4Israel94141511413
5Cyprus94051414012
6Andorra9009434-300

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain98012231924
2Slovakia9612136719
3Ukraine96121431119
4Belarus9315814-610
5Luxembourg9117423-194
6North Macedonia9108618-123

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany107122491522
2Poland1063133102321
3R. of Ireland105321971218
4Scotland1043322121015
5Georgia103071016-69
6Gibraltar100010256-540

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England99002832527
2Switzerland96032381518
3Slovenia94141611513
4Estonia931548-410
5Lithuania9315715-810
6San Marino9018134-331

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northern Ireland10631168821
2Romania10550112920
3Hungary10442119216
4Finland10334910-112
5Faroe Islands10208617-116
6Greece10136714-76

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Austria98101951425
2Russia95221951417
3Sweden9432139415
4Montenegro93241011-111
5Liechtenstein9126223-215
6Moldova9027414-102

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy9630146821
2Norway9612128419
3Croatia95311951417
4Bulgaria9225712-58
5Azerbaijan9135716-96
6Malta9027315-122

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portugal8701115621
2Albania8422105514
3Denmark833285312
4Serbia8215813-54
5Armenia8026514-92
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