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San Marino - Germany
World Cup Qualification UEFA - 12 November 2016
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FULL-TIME! Germany win by eight goals to nil. A fantastic debut for Serge Gnabry as the former Arsenal attacker grabs a hat-trick!
- OffMatteo VitaioliSan Marino
- OnAdolfo HirschSan Marino
A late change for the hosts...
And still Muller fails to get on the score-sheet. The goalkeeper denies the striker with a great save!
Almost out of pity the Germany players work the ball back to Ter-Stegen who has been nothing more than a bystander this evening.
- GoalKevin VollandGermany
Goal - it's eight. Volland scores his first goal for his country on his ninth cap with a neat turn and shot into the bottom corner.
Stefanelli has actually been one of San Marino's better players this evening. He didn't deserve that but fatigue is playing a part now.
- Own-goalMattia StefanelliSan Marino
Own-goal. Germany have their seventh. Volland plays a pass across the face of goal and Stefanelli somehow puts it into his own net.
Twelve minutes to play and Germany seem in determined mood. Can they reach double figures?
- OffSami KhediraGermany
- OnLeon GoretzkaGermany
Third and final change for the visitors...
- GoalSerge GnabryGermany
HAT-TRICK! Gnabry scores a treble on his debut! It's the best of the lot as he times his run to perfection to meet Muller's cross and slides a first-time effort beyond the home goalkeeper.
Sorry to distract you from this intriguing encounter, but this is brilliant...
Gnabry should score his hat-trick! The midfielder is played through at the back post and with time to pick his spot somehow slides the ball wide!
Meyer almost scores with his first touch! The substitute gets to the near post to meet Gnabry's cross, forcing Simoncini into a good save. Corner to Germany...
- OffMario GómezGermany
- OnKevin VollandGermany
Germany make a double sub: Volland and Meyer replacing Gotze and Gomez.
Northern Ireland are now winning 3-0 against Azerbaijan in the other game being played in Group C.
Just how do the San Marino players remain motivated after a result like this? It must be extremely difficult but they're still putting in an effort here.
San Marino haven't won in 125 matches so you can understand the frustration...
- GoalJonas HectorGermany
Goal. Hector scores a fifth for Germany - with a nutmeg! A wry smile from the San Marino goalkeeper who must be embarrassed after conceding such a goal to a defender.
Meanwhile, in tonight's other games, England are leading Scotland 3-0 and France are playing out a 1-1 draw with Sweden. Northern Ireland are still winning 2-0.
An injury concern for San Marino as Palazzi takes a painful knock to the knee. He's receiving treatment at the side-line and the hosts are down to 10 men for now. As if their task couldn't get any more difficult...
- Yellow cardMatteo VitaioliSan Marino
The home side are beginning to get a little frustrated now. There's still half an hour to play and I can see Germany scoring at least a couple more.
San Marino make a change. It's surely only a matter of time before Joachim Low looks to his bench with a match against Italy coming up in a matter of days.
- GoalSerge GnabryGermany
Goal. It's a perfect debut for Gnabry who grabs a fourth for Germany and his second of the evening. A cross is delivered into the penalty area where the midfielder finds himself all alone and he sends a volley into the bottom corner.
And now Man City's Gundogan squanders an opportunity, sending a shot into row-Z from just outside the penalty area.
Germany work the ball into the penalty area with Gomez handed the opportunity but the forward produces a poor effort at goal, sending it miles over the crossbar.
A number of players throw themselves in the way of Gotze's shot, denying the German midfielder. The San Marino players are defending for their lives at the moment and 3-0 would represent a good result for the minnows.
Frustration for the home side. They finally work the ball into the Germany half but then concede a foul.
The rain continues to come down quite heavily, reflecting the mood of the home supporters.
San Marino can only partially clear the visitors' corner, it falls to Hummels whose shot from the edge of the penalty area is sent inches wide.
Some people are easily pleased. But Germany are unlikely to score as many as 14 unless they really up the ante.
- 2nd Half
We're underway in the second-half. No change for either side.
- End of 1st Half
HALF-TIME! Muller scores seconds before the whistle but again, it's ruled out for offside.
One minute of added time to be played. Germany win a corner...
Germany are searching for a fourth before the half-time break - they have at least eight players in the penalty area as Gotze delivers a cross that is well defended.
Gomez slides the ball into an empty net after being played through by Muller but it won't count - the linesman has his flag up. Muller isn't a bit pleased though and makes his feelings known to the referee.
Elsewhere in Group C, Northern Ireland are leading Azerbaijan by two goals to nil. Michael O'Neill's side will go second, as things stand.
The hosts will probably be relatively pleased they're only trailing by three goals with five minutes to play until half-time. Germany scored 13 here a decade ago.
San Marino currently have all 11 players behind the ball. Germany playing patiently, looking for another gap to open in defence.
Gotze leathers a shot at goal from 20 yards and Simoncini does well to make the save! The rebound almost falls to Hummels but a defender makes a vital intervention to deny the defender a tap-in.
Oh dear. Muller gets a shot badly wrong, sending an effort closer to the corner flag. It actually ends up as a San Marino throw-in!
What else would you be doing on a Friday night, Joachim?
Germany supporters were getting a little worried the goals had dried up, having gone 20 minutes without scoring. Panic over...
- GoalJonas HectorGermany
The curse of the commentator, Germany score a third! It's a neat goal too. Gotze feeds a pass through to Hector who makes no mistake as he slides the ball into the bottom corner.
After scoring twice in nine minutes, Germany have failed to score in the following 20 minutes. San Marino are doing OK at the moment, actually.
Quick feet from Stefanelli sees him skip by his marker and draw huge cheers from the home supporters. Unfortunately he then loses the ball.
Good build up play from San Marino! However, it comes to nothing as Zafferani takes too long on the ball and then loses possession. There were three attackers in the penalty area there so a chance missed.
Germany win a free-kick in shooting range. It's fired straight at the goalkeeper who parries the ball away, it falls to Gundogan whose curled effort is just too high of the top corner.
Gotze collects the ball in the penalty area but the linesman raises the flag for offside. The home side's defence was set up impeccably there...
Chvedukas appears to have gone over on his ankle and the San Marino midfielder has to leave the treatment for now. That means the hosts are down to 10 men temporarily!
Henrichs is enjoying an impressive start to his Germany career. The full-back is everywhere at the moment.
AND THEY ALMOST SCORE! The ball is played to the near post, Tosi flicks the ball on but goes over the top of the goal. Sloppy defending from Germany...
SAN MARINO HAVE A CORNER!
Hummels wins the header in the penalty area but his effort is tame, allowing the home goalkeeper to make a comfortable save.
San Marino have a corner to defend now as Henrich's attempted cross is blocked.
Gnabry gets in behind the defence once more but he can't find a team mate with a pass across the face of goal.
Supporters of the home side are more excited about Germany's goals than Germany are...
Gomes is played through on the right, he tries to find Gnabry at the back post with a lobbed pass but the youngster just can't grow enough to get a touch.
- GoalSerge GnabryGermany
A goal for the debutant. San Marino fail to clear their lines, and Gnabry is presented with a simple finish. Too easy.
- GoalSami KhediraGermany
Goal. It takes fewer than seven minutes for Germany to break the deadlock. Khedira is played through, stays onside, rounds the goalkeeper and applies the finish.
San Marino's goalkeeper is forced into action for the first time. Gnabry gets a shot away but Simoncini gets down low to make the save.
Meanwhile, fellow debutant Gnabry forces a corner on the other channel.
A ball is fizzed into the home side's penalty area, it falls to Henrichs and the debutant screws his shot wide. Should have done better.
It's pouring down at the moment, making for a slippery playing surface. Shoot on sight will be the manager's instructions.
- 1st Half
KICK-OFF! We're underway in San Marino. How long can the hosts hold out before conceding that inevitable opener?
Right then, we're almost set for kick-off. San Marino, who only have one match in their ENTIRE history - which came 12 years ago, are taking on the world champions Germany. This will be fun...
Sami Khedira, who has helped Juventus to top place in Serie A, comes up against the likes of Marco Berardi this evening. I would like to tell you all about his opponent, but I can't find too much information about San Marino's dynamic midfielder!
"We want to score many goals. We will win this match, but we will respect San Marino," Khedira said.
"We want to play a good match for the people in the stadium. Nothing more, nothing less."
It would go down in history...
Joachim Low's side are top of Group C, securing nine points from their opening three games. Tonight is an opportunity to improve their goal difference against a San Marino side that has conceded nine goals thus far. Incredibly, they managed to score against Norway last time out in a 4-1 defeat.
"We want to give young players an opportunity to show what they can do," Low said. "Now we want to see Serge Gnabry, Yannick Gerhardt and Benjamin Henrichs, all of whom we know from the under-21. Their good performances in recent months have been noted."
Germany are without several key players - but I think they'll cope. Manuel Neuer, Toni Kroos, Jerome Boateng, Andre Schurrle, Julian Draxler and Mesut Ozil are all unavailable. Serge Gnabry, of Werder Bremen, and Leverkusen's Benjamin Henrichs are given their international debuts.
SAN MARINO: A. Simoncini; Berardi, F. Vitaioli, Simoncini, Brolli, Palazzi; F. Berardi, Domeniconi, Tosi, M. Vitaioli; Stefanelli. /// GERMANY: Ter Stegen - Hector, Hummels, Khedira, Gnabry, Müller, Henrichs, Kimmich, Götze, Gündogan, Gomez.
Good evening and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text commentary of the World Cup qualifying clash between San Marino and Germany. A decade ago, Germany beat the minnows 13-0 and they're hoping for another big result tonight at the Stadio Olimpico in Seravelle.