• Short Summary

    World Cup football favourites West Germany had a comfortable win over fellow World Cup finalists, Scotland, in a friendly international at Frankfurt, West Germany on Wednesday night (27 March).

  • Description

    World Cup football favourites West Germany had a comfortable win over fellow World Cup finalists, Scotland, in a friendly international at Frankfurt, West Germany on Wednesday night (27 March).

    The West German team only won by two goals to one but had most of the play and a large number of chances to score against a make-shift Scottish team denied the services of five of its top players, including striker Billy Bremner. The Germans were without midfield ace Netzer.

    Scotland played sensible football for the first fifteen minutes but then the West Germans launched a series of attacks. A cross from Grabowski was missed by goalkeeper Allan and the ball sped to Wimmer who headed against the bar. A few minutes later Allan, who was playing in his first international, weakly punched the ball out to Herzog and Jardine cleared off the line.

    In the 33rd minute another German attack was halted when Stanton brought down Wimmer in the penalty area. Breitner made no mistake with the penalty.

    Three minutes later Stanton made another error when he lost possession to Hoeness, who quickly pushed the ball forward to Grabowski who drove the ball home. Twice before half time Alland had to make agile saves to prevent the Scots falling further behind.

    Scotland's goal came in the 80th minute with a breakaway after the Germans seemed to lose interest. Robinson pushed the ball through to Dalglish who scored a fine goal.

    The 16 finalists in the World Cup meet in West Gerany in June.

    SYNOPSIS: Scotland in the dark shirts kick off, playing right to left in Wednesday's friendly international against World Cup favourites West Germany.

    It's only ten weeks to the opening of the finals in West Germany and these are two of the sixteen teams that will be there.

    Scotland were playing without five of their best players -- including striker Billy Bremner. Three of the Scots were playing in their first international. West Germany were without midfield ace Netzer. Scotland played sensible football in the opening stages but made little headway against a solid German defence.

    A corner to Scotland but goalkeeper Maier had no trouble.

    The decisive moment as Wimmer is brought down. Breitner made no mistake with the penalty.

    Three minutes later -- a Scottish mistake and Grabowski gave Allan little chance. Scotland were to pull one back near the end, but it was still a comfortable win for the West Germans.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAYRXSBQFHRRSRS9VE7ZCQRXUT
    Media URN:
    VLVAAYRXSBQFHRRSRS9VE7ZCQRXUT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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