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The world champion team of German coach Joachim Löw won against Gibraltar on Saturday night as high as it has not been in 9 years. The German team won 7-0 in Faro, giving them their highest win since 2006 when they also won 7-0 against Luxembourg.
Weak Start With Many Carelessness And Arrogance
At first, however, things got off to a weak start: The DFB team was unsure of itself in defense, as it had been earlier in the 1-2 defeat to the USA. Gibraltar was there right from the start and didn’t miss these invitations and put a lot of pressure forward. A Penalty after a Foul against Jonas Hector in the 10th minute did nothing to change that, however, as Bastian Schweinsteiger missed the chance to make it 1-0 with a weakly-taken shot. As a result, Gibraltar became stronger and stronger and tested Roman Weidenfeller, who was standing in the German goal, several times with shots from the Distance. Only André Schürrle redeemed the German team in the 28th minute with his goal to 1-0. This was also the halftime score. Annoying was, in addition to the weak and negligent performance of the Germans, especially national coach Joachim Löw, who sat uninterested in his coach’s chair and trimmed his nails with a nail file- during a game of his team around the European Championship Qualification!
Furious Performance In The Second Half Leads To The Highest Victory After 9 Years
After the break, the Germans acted more committed and with more pressure forward. The Crosses finally arrived and the finishes were more consistent and so it only took until the 47th minute for Max Kruse to score the 2-0. Ilkay Gündogan (51st minute) and Karim Bellarabi (57th minute) increased to 4-0 before Schürrle again made it 5-0 and 6-0 with a brace (65th and 71st minute). In the end, it was Kruse again who made the final score 7-0 in the 81st minute. The German team is now second in the standings behind Poland. After the Summer break, however, the Germans should be more focused and less arrogant to be able to clearly qualify for the 2016 European Championship in France.
Explanation Of The Difficult Words
A Penalty is a shot from 11 meters on the goal with only one player against the goalkeeper.
A Foul is an unsportsmanlike act such as a kick to the leg. If a foul is committed in the 16-meter circle around the goal, a penalty kick is awarded.
Distance is another word for a distance.
In the European championship qualification, all countries in Europe compete against each other in several groups to earn a place in the tournament, the European Championship.
A Cross is a high shot from the side into the middle of the soccer field.
The Summer break is the time when no soccer is played.