West Germany beat Wales in a European championship qualifying match in Cologne last Wednesday (17 October).
West Germany beat Wales in a European championship qualifying match in Cologne last Wednesday (17 October). After a poor opening for West Germany to the qualifying round with goal-less draws against Malta and Turkey, the team beat wales by two goals to nil in Wrexham last month. But the Welsh eleven still led the group seven table by one point and an almost untouchable goal difference before Wednesday's return match in Cologne. West Germany is playing in white shirts...
SYNOPSIS: West Germany had to beat Wales to retain a chance for the European cup, and they had to win with a high score. Klaus Fischer opened the West Germany campaign and scored the first of his two goals in the 22nd minute.
And only eleven minutes later, hamburg's manfred Kaltz found form to put his team 2-0 ahead.
The gave West Germany all the muscle it needed. The third goal came in the 39th minute, again it was Fischer, this time locked in a man-to-man battle with the Welsh goalkeeper.
And Wales had hardly kicked off again when Karl-Heinz Rummenigge made the first half total complete -- 4-0 to West Germany.
The second half started slower, it wasn't until the 83rd minute that Bernd Forster scored the 5th goal.
For West Germany the match was made, and Wales was left with a consolation goal -- Alan Curtis was the scorer. 5-1 then for West Germany who took over the lead of group seven. This leaves the door wide open for West german to reach the European Cup finals in Italy next year.