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28.03.2015 at 12:00 Hardtwalstadion Sandhausen Attendance:
Germany 3 - 2 Rep of Ireland Under 19
Referee: Jens Maae European Qualifier Elite Stage-match

Nadiem Amiri 42 mins
Lucas Cueto 82 mins
Jonas Föhrenbach 90+2 mins
Jack Hallahan (58)
Joel Coulstrain (72)
Opening squads
Kijewski (Parker 46), Klostermann,
Kehrer (Föhrenbach 20),
Barry (Cueto 66).
Liam Bossin
Fiacra Kelleher
Noe Baba
Sean Heaney
Jamie Mulhall
Jack Hallahan
Ryan Manning
Josh Cullen
Jamie Mc Grath
Harry Charsley
Reece Grego-Cox
Husic (GK)
Harry Doherty
Bobby Moseley
Ryan Goldsmith
Conor Dimaio
Joel Coulstrain
Eoghan Stokes
Jonas Föhrenbach (in) - Thilo Kehrer (out)20 mins
Devante Parker (in) - Niko Kijewski (out) 46 mins
Lucas Cueto (in) - Boubacar Barry (out) 66 mins
Joel Coulstrain -> Reece Grego-Cox (46)
Eoghan Stokes -> Jamie Mc Grath (77)
Ryan Goldsmith -> Jack Hallahan (85)
Yellow cards
Nadiem Amiri 84 mins Ryan Manning (14)
Harry Charsley (34)
Noe Baba (86)
Red cards
None None.
Other statistics
0 Shots 0
0 Shots on goal 0
0 Offsides 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Free kicks 0
0 Penalties 0
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Germany 3-2 Republic of Ireland

Paul Doolin's side needed a victory to stay in contention for a place in the finals in Greece this summer and with eight minutes left on the clock they led 2-1. Unfortunately the late concession of two goals handed the three points to the Germans.

Ireland started at a lively pace with St Patrick's Athletic winger Jamie McGrath testing home keeper Marius Funk in the first minute.

Germany knew they needed a win to keep on the tails of group leaders Czech Republic and they threw plenty at Irish keeper Liam Bossin in the first half.

Bossin showed his quality to deny Gianluca Gaudino in the 12th minute, Gianluca Rizzo four minutes later and Max Christiansen in the 23rd minute. The Irish keeper also denied Nadiem Amiri in the 36th minute.

As the first half drew to a close Bossin made comfortable saves to keep out efforts from Lukas Klünter and Boubacar Barry and half-time came with the sides scoreless.

After the break Ireland started to increase the pressure on the German goal and Funk made a save to deny Jack Hallahan in the 52nd minute and from the resulting Ryan Manning corner Jamie Mulhall was denied by a defender's block.

Unfortunately for the Irish Germany broke from that blocked Mulhall shot and the move ended up with Amiri finding the net.

But Ireland did not take long to get back in the game as Hallahan levelled in the 58th minute. An excellent Irish passing move ended with the West Bromwich Albion winger cutting in from the right and firing to the net.

The drama continued with Funk forced to make another stop to deny Fiacre Kelleher in the 64th minute.

Bossin denied Schalke 04 Champions League starlet Leroy Sané twice, Amiri and Lucas Cueto as the home side pilled on the pressure to try and regain the lead.

But it was Ireland who took a shock lead in the 72nd minute when Sheffield United winger Joel Coustrain found the net. Hallahan unlocked the home defence to slip in McGrath and he clipped the ball to the far post for Coustrain to turn the ball home.

Unfortunately for Doolin's brave youngsters Cueto flicked the ball home at the near post following a Devante Parker corner to equalise in the 82nd minute.

In injury-time Bossin denied Amiri again but the winner came in the 92nd minute when defender Jonas Föhrenbach scored to break Irish hearts.

“It was a great game. It was a great effort. They were fantastic but over the 90 minutes we just dropped short. We had a few half-chances in the first half and we had to defend well,” said Doolin.

“Liam Bossin was outstanding today. He’s extended his contract with Anderlecht and I can see him be an Ireland keeper for the future. He made several fantastic saves.

“Their first goal was very unfortunate and we could have buckled but we were outstanding. We did put ourselves in a winning position but by injury time we were very tired and just couldn’t get out of our own half.

“All in all it was a great standard of football with some outstanding performances. I’m disappointed with the result but very proud of the performance.”

GERMANY: Funk, Klünter, Kijewski (Parker 46), Klostermann, Kehrer (Föhrenbach 20), Amiri, Gaudino, Rizzo, Sané, Christiansen, Barry (Cueto 66).

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Bossin, Baba, Kelleher, Grego-Cox (Coustrain 46), Charsley, Manning, McGrath (Stokes 77), Heaney, Cullen, Mulhall, Hallahan (Goldsmith 85).


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