San Marino 0-13 Germany
Germany set a European
Championship qualifying record
after crushing San Marino 13-0 in
Striker Lukas Podolski scored four,
while Bastian Schweinsteiger,
Miroslav Klose and Thomas
Hitzlsperger all found the net twice.
Michael Ballack, Manuel Friedrich and Bernd Schneider with a 90th-
minute penalty also scored in the game, which Germany led 6-0 at
Germany's Group D win bettered Spain's 12-1 victory over Malta in
The result was also the worst in San Marino's history - 14 years ago
they lost 10-0 to Norway.
San Marino's population is just 27,000, though the game was watched
by a crowd of just more than 5,000.
Germany top Group D, which includes Wales and the Republic of
Ireland, on goal difference.
Joachim Loew's side have six points, the same as the Czech Republic,
who beat neighbours Slovakia 3-0 in Bratislava.
San Marino: Aldo Simoncini, Nicola Albani, Alessandro Della Valle,
Bacciocchi, Palazzi, Carlo Valentini, Vannucci (Davide Simoncini 68),
Michele Marani, Domeniconi (Bonini 45), Manuel Marani (Masi 78),
Subs Not Used: Ceccoli, Bugli, Celli, De Luigi.
Booked: Palazzi, Michele Marani.
Germany: Lehmann, Jansen, Arne Friedrich, Lahm, Schweinsteiger,
Frings (Hitzlsperger 62), Ballack (Odonkor 46), Schneider, Manuel
Friedrich, Klose (Asamoah 46), Podolski.
Subs Not Used: Neuville, Hildebrand, Fathi, Madlung.
Goals: Podolski 11, Schweinsteiger 28, Klose 29, Ballack 35, Podolski
43, Klose 45, Schweinsteiger 47, Podolski 64, Hitzlsperger 66, Podolski
70, Hitzlsperger 72, Manuel Friedrich 87, Schneider 90 pen.