It wasn't the "green hell" the German team faced in yesterday's qualifier against home team Ireland. Instead, the Irish team got a stunning blow by the aggressively playing Germans, thus forgetting their semi-final trauma against Italy at UEFA Euro 2012.
What had been really, really great on the Irish side before "the St. Patricks" got their crushing defeat on the playing-field were the Irish backpipers who played the respective national anthems in an unsual but wonderful tune. Thumbs up for the backpipers.
In the 30th min., BVB Borussia Dortmund player Marco Reus was denied a penalty by the Italian referee, Nicola Rizzoli. Albeit fouled in the penalty box by an Irish player, Reus was given a yellow card for alleged diving.
Then, the German was booed by the Irish spectators but he silenced them by kicking Germany's first goal two minutes later and the second eight minutes thereafter.
Then the German team in their traditional dress of white shirts and black pants demolished the green-whites with total six goals by Reus (2 - 32nd + 40th min.), Özil (1 - 55th min. penalty kick), Klose (1 - 58th min.) and Kroos (2 - 61th + 83rd min. ). Irish Andy Keogh made the goal of honor in additional time (90+2 min.).
The German soccer team of coach Jogi Löw's really played like champions. Their goals were superb. One cannot say which one was the technically most brilliant. In my personal view, it's Kroos' 5-0 who made it left foot "volley" with a hammer shot.
The Irish coach Giovanni Trappatoni almost got tears in this eyes when watching the 5-0 and foreseeing an incredible defeat for his team.
But, he might have said again; "(In the end) they (the Irish) played like 'bottle empty'."
Somewhat a reminder of an enraged statement he made at a 'famous' press conference when having been Bayern Munich's coach in May 2008.
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