Matches

07/10/2009
3:2 (0:0)
  • Bjorn KOPPLIN (52' 90'+3)
  • Mario VRANCIC (75')
  • Danny UCHECHI (51')
  • Rabiu IBRAHIM (68')

Summary

Top of the Kopps
Bjorn Kopplin's scored with virtually the last kick of the game to send ten-man Germany through to the quarter-finals with a 3-2 win over Nigeria. More »

Line-up

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Coaches

Horst HRUBESCH (GER)
(NGA) Samson SIASIA

Officials

Referee: Jorge LARRIONDA (URU)Assistant Referee 1: Pablo FANDINO (URU)Assistant Referee 2: Mauricio ESPINOSA (URU)Fourth official: Koman COULIBALY (MLI)Fifth official: Redouane ACHIK (MAR)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 180)


Latest Comments:
Ddiego10
10/10/2009 at 16:01
Ddiego10 (Hungary)
The third german goal was joke, bad joke. The referee made a new rule for them...
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OMOEKUN
10/10/2009 at 14:02
OMOEKUN (USA)
That last goel was an officiating disgrace! Since when did pushing your opponent to the grass become part of football, they might as well have been playing American football. That being said, same old Nigeria, they give you false hope and then crush your soul. This team could not score a crucial goal to save thier momma's life, even if they were playing against 5 men! I appreciate their age and the abject lack of facilities and preparation but when you get on the pitch it is still 11 against 11, or in this case 11 against 10.
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chrisUSA187
09/10/2009 at 15:14
Ahhhhh. Another victory for the greatest country ever to step on a pitch. I could only imagine what these games would have been like if Deutschland used all of their starters. Next victims: brazil !¡!¡!¡!
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Statistics

11Shots14
3Corner kicks6
3Yellow cards0
0Second yellow card and red card0
1Red Cards0
43%Possession (%)57%
  • German U-20 Head Coach Horst Hrubesch (2nd L) hugs Nigerian player Rabiu Ibrahim (C) after their victory over Nigeria
  • German Under-20 Head Coach Horst Hrubesch (2nd R) hugs his player Florian Jungwirth (3rd R) as they celebrate their victory over Nigeria
  • German player Bjorn Kopplin (C, front) celebrates with teammates after he scored his team's third goal against Nigeria
  • Ron-Robert Zieler of Germany
  • Tobias Kempe of Germany is sent off
  • Captains Florian Jungwirth of Germany and Odion Ighalo of Nigeria exchange shirts
"I have to thank my players. They deserve all my respect. I have always told my team to have fun out there, and that's just what they did today. My guys really wanted to win. That said, I'm not totally satisfied, especially with our first-half performance," Horst Hrubesch, Germany coach.