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459 first leg vs. West Germany
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Saturday, 13 May 1972
European Championship 1972 Quarter-Final Second leg

West Germany 0 England 0 [0-0]
aggregate score 3-1


Olympiastadion, Westend, Berlin
Attendance: 72,000 to 84,000;
Kick-off: 6.00pm local, tbc BST
Live on ITV (UK) -
Commentator: Brian Moore and Jimmy Hill

  Match Summary
West Germany Squad
England Squad
Results 1970-1975

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Match Summary

Officials from Yugoslavia

West Germany



Referee (-) - Milivoje Gugulovic
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
1 Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded 27

West Germany Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 2nd
Colours: Made by Adidas - White crew necked jerseys with black collars/cuffs, black shorts, white socks with black tops.
Capt: Franz Beckenbauer Manager: Helmut Schoen
West Germany Lineup
  Maier, Sepp     G     GA
2 Hottges, Horst-Dieter     RB      
3 Breitner, Paul     LB      
4 Schwarzenbeck, Hans-Greig     RHB      
5 Beckenbauer, Franz     CHB      
6 Wimmer, Herbert     LHB      
7 Hoeness, Uli, off 51st min.     OR      
8 Flohe, Heinz     IR      
9 Muller, Gerd     CF      
10 Netzer. Gunter     IL      
11 Held, Siegfried     OL      
West Germany Substitutes
14 Heynckes, Jupp, on 51st min. for Hoeness            

unused substitutes:

12-Karl Schnellinger, 13-Michael Bella, 15-Wolfgang Kleff, 16-Jurgen Grabowski.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd
Colours: The 1966 Umbro away uniform - Red crew necked jerseys, white shorts, red socks.
Capt: Bobby Moore, 76th captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 52 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
95th match, W 60 - D 22 - L 13 - F 195 - A 86.
England Lineup
  Banks, Gordon     G     GA
2 Madeley, Paul     RB      
3 Hughes, Emlyn     LB      
4 Storey, Peter E. 26 7 September 1945 RHB Arsenal FC 5 0
5 McFarland, Roy L. 24 5 April 1948 CHB Derby County FC 8 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 31 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 94 2
7 Ball, Alan     OR      
8 Bell, Colin 26 26 February 1946 IR Manchester City FC 17 2
9 Chivers, Martin     CF      
10 Marsh, Rodney W., off 58th min. 27 11 October 1944 IL Manchester City FC 3 0
11 Hunter, Norman, off 73rd min.     OL      
England Substitutes
16 Summerbee, Michael G., on 58th min. for Marsh 29 15 December 1942 OR Manchester City FC 5 1
14 Peters, Martin S., on 73rd min. for Hunter 28 8 November 1943 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC 53 18

unused substitutes:

12-Peter Shilton, 14-Malcolm Macdonald, 17-Colin Todd.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Franz Beckenbauer was outstanding as the German defence shut out England's attack in a match played in a non-stop downpour. The Germans, content to protect their two-goal lead from the first leg, came closest to breaking the deadlock when a 40-yard free-kick from Gunther Netzer smacked against the bar. England, with Norman Hunter and Peter Storey literally making their presence felt, conceded twenty-seven free-kicks and were described by German manager Helmut Schoen as 'brutal'.  For Sir Alf Ramsey the 1974 World Cup finals in Germany now became all-important. His enemies at the FA were gathering like vultures. Only four of the 'Old Guard' were left in his squad – Banks, Moore, Ball and Peters.

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author