Every Irish player on the park were defending stubbornly for the first 70 minutes of the match as the Germans engineered forays of attacks in the opponent’s penetrative zone. The green jerseys managed to hold on to the mighty World Champions.
Shane Long came off the bench to strike a stunning goal as Ireland clinched a historic win against Germany in the Euro 2015 qualifier on Thursday.
The Germans took control of the game from the first minute. They weaved passes to create moves and earned a number of early corners. The Irish custodian left with a sprained knee before the half-time and was replaced by Darren Randolph.
Shane Long netted the lone goal of the match in the 70th minute after controlling a long ball. He unleashed a pile-driver that went past Manual Neuer.
Members of the Irish side that pulled of a historic win: Shay Given; Cyrus Christie, John O’Shea (capt), Richard Keogh, Stephen Ward; Jeff Hendrick, James McCarthy, Robbie Brady; Wes Hoolahan, Jonathan Walters, Daryl Murphy.
Lewa Saves Poland Vs Scotland
Robert Lewandowski is too hot in the European circuit to contain for any line of defense. On Sunday at Hampden Park, Lewa equalized in the dying moments of the match to level scores 2-2 to deny Scotland any chance of appearing in Euro 2016.
Scotland last reached the finals of any major in 1998. Poland won a free-kick in the injury time of the match. As the ball curved in the Scot penalty box, their defense were left stranded as Lewandowsky notched up his 21st goal of this season.
It was Lewa who only put the poles ahead in the early minutes of the game. But Gordon Strachan‘s men scored twice to lead 2-1 till the injury time.