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No Cat In The Sack As Ireland Suffer World Cup Set Back

Friday 12th October 2012. World Cup 2014 Qualifier
Republic of Ireland 1-6 Germany

Ireland suffered their heaviest ever defeat at the upgraded Lansdowne Road stadium when Germany inflicted a 6-1 drubbing as the 51,000 strong crowd looked on in dismay.

For the opening 10 to 15 minutes or so it appeared like Ireland were on course to contain the opposition, however then the German machine took over with the ball spread around almost telepathically between Schweinsteiger, Ozil, Boateng and Khedira in every attack.

With half an hour played, Germany eventually broke the deadlock when Marco Reus and Miroslav Klose tried to push each other off the ball before the former eventually won out and fired a shot past Kieron Westwood in the Ireland goal. Ten minutes later Reus bagged his brace as the Germans cut through the home midfield and defence like a hot knife through butter.

The second half did little to encourage the home support when less than 10 minutes in Germany netted their third goal via an Ozil penalty after Darren O’Dea needlessly brought down Klose inside the area. Klose finally got on the score sheet himself for Germany’s fourth as he slotted the ball past the advancing Westwood after another O’Dea mistake in defence.

Toni Kroos then provided the finish of the game as he latched on to John O’Sheas header to send a left footed volley through a gap in the Ireland defence with Westwood completely unsighted. Kroos then added his second with a powerful strike from distance before Andy Keogh scored a consolation goal, that provided absolutely no consolation, with a diving header just before the final whistle.

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Marco Reus opens the scoring for Germany under pressure from Miroslav Klose!!

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Mesut Ozil gets away from James McCarthy

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