The West German soccer team beat Albania 2 - 0 in Karlsruhe on saturday (12 June) to consolidate their position at the top of Group eight in the European soccer championship.
The West German soccer team beat Albania 2 - 0 in Karlsruhe on saturday (12 June) to consolidate their position at the top of Group eight in the European soccer championship. Two first-half goals from Netzer and Grabowski sealed the match, played in front of a crowd of 46,000. Albania is now bottom of the table, with only one point from give games.
SYNOPSIS: West Germany kicks off from right to left on Saturday against Albania, in their European championship group match. They're playing at Karlsruhe, before a crowd of 46,000. The match was by no means a foregone conclusion. West Germany had difficulty in controlling the midfield.
West Germany launched attack after attack from the wings. Here they're attacking from the left.
Number ten Netzer takes the kick, and scores direct.
Albania kick off one-nil down. The West Germans were quicker on the ball, but poor passing let them down again and again. Still they had most of the play.
A goal mouth scramble, and Grabowski puts the Germans two goals ahead.
Albania kick off to begin the second half, two-nil down. West Germany are at the head of Group eight in the European championship - they look as if they'll stay there.
The final score was two-nil to West Germany. Albania, with one point from five games, stay at the bottom of the table.