Wales held the World Cup holders West Germany to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday (14 December) when they met in a friendly match at the packed Westphalian stadium in Dortmund.
GV Germany in white shirts attacking right to left in first half. Shot by German captain Berti Vogts fails.
MV Referee Charles Corver.
GV Klaud Fischer (centre) attacks wales goal but goalkeeper David Davies saves.
GV Wales attack, Germany counterattack, but beaten off.
GV Crowd (Second Half)
GV Germans attack down flank.
GV Rudiger Abramczik shoots low across to Klaus Fischer.
GV Leighton James shoots to Nick Deacy who shoots over bar.
GV Rudiger Abramczik shoots, headed out to Franz-Josef Tenhagen who passes to Bernd Holzenbein whose shot is saved by Davies.
GV Wales attack and David Jones scores PAN TO players celebrating.
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Background: Wales held the World Cup holders West Germany to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday (14 December) when they met in a friendly match at the packed Westphalian stadium in Dortmund. While never quite the equals of the German team, the Welsh gave the crowds an evening of exciting soccer. An early second-half goal by Klaus Fischer put the home team ahead, but the Welsh were brought level only 12 minutes from the end with a David Jones goal.
SYNOPSIS: Germany in the white shirts led the attacking in a fast first half with a bold attempt by captain Berti Vogts at an early goal. But this time Vogts was unlucky and the hard pressed Welsh kept the Germans at bay.
Klaus Fischer led a new German attack, but goalkeeper David was ready. Then it was the turn of the Welsh forwards to spearhead an attack, but the World Cup team's defence proved solid and kept them at bay. A German counterattack also failed.
Strong in defence and spurred on by the vast crowd, the Germans still could not find the opening for the elusive first goal and their combination of stealth and speed foundered on the rock firm Welsh defence.
It was not until the second half was broken. With a fresh German attack, the Welsh defence began to falter. Rudiger Abramczik, in an advantageous position, set up the chance for Klaus Fischer to open the scoring.
Wales, who had played so powerfully all evening, soon came back with a punch. Nick Deacy forced the best save of the evening. The Germans attacked again, but then came the goal that pulled Wales back from the brink from David Jones. Goalkeeper David Davies was kept busy as Germans pressed forward and they came close to scoring again several times. The Welsh managed to hold them off and the crowd of 31,000 was stunned when, just 11 minutes from the end, Berti Vogts headed a clearance to the feet of Jones who hammered it back past Sepp Maier.