LENS & MARSEILLES, FRANCE
Striker Rudi Voeller ended West Germany's desperate quest for goals by scoring twice against Rumania in the European Soccer Championship finals on June 17.
LENS & MARSEILLES, FRANCE
WEST GERMANY (IN WHITE SHIRTS) v RUMANIA - LENS (BARRY DAVIES COMMENTARY)
1. GV West Germany attacking and Rudi Voeller heads ball into net. 0.15
2. SECOND HALF: GVs Kick-off for second half and Rumania in possession; Marcel Coras scores. 0.39
3. GV West Germany attacking and Rudi Voeller scores. 0.46
SPAIN (IN WHITE) v PORTUGAL - MARSEILLES (ALAN PARRY COMMENTARY)
4. GV Portugal attacking and Antonio Sousa scores. 1.02
5. GVs Portugal's Chalana hits bar after free kick. (2 SHOTS) 1.14
6. GVs takes corner and Carlos Santillana scores. (2 SHOTS) 1.30
SPORT: SOCCERNOTE TO EDITORS: THIS STORY HAS COMMENTARY BY BBC REPORTERS BARRY DAVIES AND ALAN PARRY, WHICH MAY BE USED IF REQUIRED.EUROVISION RECORDING
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Background: LENS & MARSEILLES, FRANCE
Striker Rudi Voeller ended West Germany's desperate quest for goals by scoring twice against Rumania in the European Soccer Championship finals on June 17. The defending champions' 2-1 win in Lens took them to he top of Group 2. West Germany began by struggling for nearly half an hour to turn territorial advantage into goals. In the 25th minute they succeeded when Norbert Meier broke clear on the left and Voeller made a powerful run to head home. Marcel Coras shocked the Germans with an equaliser before they had settled at the start of the second half, but Voeller's second goal in the 66th minute -- from Karl-Heinz Rummenigge's pass - proved decisive.
Spain and Portugal drew 1-1 in their European championship Group 2 match in Marseilles on June 17. the result - together with the West Germany-Rumania scoreline -- meant that all four Group 2 nations still had a chance t make it to the semi-finals in the final round of preliminary matches on June 20. The match began with a lacklustre first half, dominated territorially by Portugal. Things looked up in the second half when Portugal's Alvaro centred to Antonio Sousa who, seeing the goalkeeper slightly off his line, chipped a magnificent lob into the far corner of the net. With 17 minutes remaining, Portugal almost scored a second, but Chalana's swerving shot struck the bar. Two minutes later, Spain drew level with a scrappy equaliser when the Portuguese defence failed to clear a corner. Santillana managed to drive the ball in with the outside of his foot.