Past Meetings: Republic of Ireland v Germany

Ireland have won six of 20 meetings with Germany, drawn four and lost 10

 Robbie Keane  has scored against Germany in the past.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Robbie Keane has scored against Germany in the past. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

 

The Republic of Ireland head for Germany tomorrow having enjoyed success over their Euro 2016 rivals in the past. However, they have not done so for some time.

Here’s a recap.

Republic of Ireland 5 Germany 2, friendly, Dublin, October 17th, 1936

Three years before the outbreak of the Second World War, Ireland took on and defeated West Germany comprehensively at Dalymount Park despite goals from Stanislaus Kobierski and Fritz Szepan cancelling out Joey Donnelly’s opener. Tom Davis levelled with a 35th-minute penalty and second half strikes from Matty Geoghegan, Donnelly and Davis won the day.

Republic of Ireland 0 West Germany 4, friendly, Dublin, May 4th, 1966

The Germans were not so accommodating when they returned to Dalymount shortly before the 1966 World Cup, in which they would go on to lose 4-2 to hosts England in the final. First-half goals from Helmut Haller and Franz Beckenbauer put them in the driving seat before Wolfgang Overath’s second-half double.

Germany 1 Republic of Ireland 1, World Cup finals, Ibaraki, June 5th, 2002

When Miroslav Klose headed Germany into an early lead, the writing looked to be on the wall for Ireland. But it was then that youngster Robbie Keane made his mark on the biggest stage of all, running on to substitute Niall Quinn’s flick-on to fire his side to a creditable draw.

Republic of Ireland 1 Germany 6, World Cup qualifier, Dublin, October 12th, 2012

This horror show at the Aviva Stadium very nearly cost then manager Giovanni Trapattoni his job. Ireland were dismantled in spectacular style with Marco Reus and Toni Kroos each claiming doubles either side of efforts from Mesut Ozil and Klose. Andy Keogh’s late goal represented no consolation whatsoever.

Germany 3 Republic of Ireland 0, World Cup qualifier, Cologne, October 11th, 2013

Trapattoni had gone by the time the Republic travelled to the RheinEnergie Stadion for the return with Under-21s boss Noel King in temporary charge. Sami Khedira, Andre Schurrle and Ozil did the damage this time, although the final goal only arrived at the death.

Other results (wins in bold)
 
Republic of Ireland 1 Germany 3, friendly, Dortmund, May 8th, 1935
 
Germany 1 Republic of Ireland 1, friendly, Bremen, May 23rd, 1939
 
Republic of Ireland 3 West Germany 2, friendly, Dalymount, Oct 17th, 1951
 
West Germany 3 Republic of Ireland 0, friendly, Cologne, April 4th, 1952 
 
West Germany 2 Republic of Ireland 1, friendly, Hamburg, May 28th, 1955
 
Republic of Ireland 2 West Germany 0, friendly, Dalymount, Nov 25th, 1956
 
West Germany 0 Republic of Ireland 1, friendly, Dusseldorf, May 11th, 1960
 
West Germany 2 Republic of Ireland 1, firendly, Berlin, May 9th, 1970
 
Republic of Ireland 1 West Germany 0, fiendly, Dalymount, March 11th, 1975*
 
Republic of Ireland 1 West Germany 3, friendly, Lansdowne, May 22nd, 1979
 
West Germany 3 Republic of Ireland 0, friendly, Bremen, May 21st, 1981*
 
Republic of Ireland 1 West Germany 1, friendly, Lansdowne, Sept 6th, 1989
 
Republic of Ireland 2 Germany 0, friendly, Hanover, May 29th, 1994
 
Germany 1 Republic of Ireland 0, Euro 2008 qualifier, sept 2nd, 2006
 
Republic of Ireland 0 Germany 0, Euro 2008 qualifier, Oct 13th, 2007
 
* West Germany B
 
(courtesy of http://www.soccer-ireland.com)
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