September 9, 1987
West Germany 3-England 1
Venue: Düsseldorf – Rheinstadion
Referee: Paolo Casarin (Italy)
Goalscorers: (West Germany): Pierre Littbarski 24,33, Wolfram Wuttke 84
(England): Gary Lineker 42
1-Eike Immel (Verein für Bewegungspiele Stuttgart 1893 e.V.) [9 caps / 0 goals]
5-Matthias Herget (Fußball Club Bayer 05 Uerdingen) [25 caps / 4 goals]
2-Andreas Brehme (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.) [31 caps / 3 goals] (15-Stefan Reuter (1.Fußball-Club Nürnberg - Verein für Leibesübungen e.V.) [3 caps / 0 goals] 61)
4-Jürgen Kohler (1. Fußball-Club Köln 01/07 e.V.) [6 caps / 0 goals]
6-Guido Buchwald (Verein für Bewegungspiele Stuttgart 1893 e.V.) [14 caps / 0 goals]
3-Michael Frontzeck (Borussia Verein für Leibesübungen 1900 e.V. Mönchengladbach) [12 caps / 0 goals]
7-Pierre Littbarski (1. Fußball-Club Köln 01/07 e.V.) [48 caps / 14 goals]
10-Olaf Thon (Fußball Club Schalke von 1904- Gelsenkirchen) [15 caps / 2 goals]
8-Hans Dorfner (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.) [2 caps / 0 goals]
9-Rudolf 'Rudi' Völler (Associazione Sportiva Roma / Italy) [43 caps / 24 goals] (16-Wolfram Wuttke (1.Fußball-Club e.V. Kaiserslautern) [3 caps / 1 goals] 78)
11-Klaus Allofs (Olympique de Marseille / France) [52 caps / 16 goals]
Coach: Franz Beckenbauer
12-Bodo Illgner (1. Fußball-Club Köln 01/07 e.V.)
13-Thomas Hörster (Turn und Sportverein Bayer 04 Leverkusen e.V.)
14-Hans Pflügler (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.)
17-Ulrich 'Uli' Borowka (Sport Verein Werder Bremen von 1899 e.V.)
Team Captain: Klaus Allofs
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Black Shorts, White Socks
1- Peter Leslie Shilton (Derby County Football Club) [92 caps / 0 goals]
2- Vivian Alexander Anderson (Manchester United Football Club) [28 caps / 2 goals]
3- Kenneth Graham Sansom (Arsenal Football Club-London) [77 caps / 1 goals] (16-Stuart Pearce (Nottingham Forest Football Club) [3 caps / 0 goals] 77)
5- Anthony Alexander Adams (Arsenal Football Club-London) [4 caps / 0 goals]
6- Gary Vincent Mabbutt (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London) [13 caps / 1 goals]
7- Peter Reid (Everton Football Club-Liverpool) [11 caps / 0 goals]
8- John Charles Bryan Barnes (Liverpool Football Club) [32 caps / 3 goals]
4- Glenn Hoddle (Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club / France) [45 caps / 8 goals] (14-Neil John Webb (Nottingham Forest Football Club) [1 caps / 0 goals] 65)
11- Christopher Roland Waddle (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London) [29 caps / 4 goals] (15-Mark Wayne Hateley (Association Sportive de Monaco/ France) [25 caps / 9 goals] 51)
9- Peter Andrew Beardsley (Liverpool Football Club) [16 caps / 2 goals]
10- Gary Winston Lineker (Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain) [25 caps / 20 goals]
Coach: Robert William Robson
13- Christopher Charles Eric Woods (Rangers Football Club- Glasgow / Scotland)
12- Mark Wright (Derby County Football Club)
Team Captain: Peter Leslie Shilton
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Umbro
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, White Shorts, Red Socks
-Match number 534 for West Germany and number 624 for England.
-England Captain Bryan Robson and Terry Butcher missed this match through injury.
German Lothar Matthaus missed this match through injury as well.
-This was England’s first loss since the loss vs. Sweden on September 1986.
-The previous match between the nations on German soil was on February 22, 1978 (2-1 West German win).
-The previous match between the two nations was a 3-0 English win in Mexico’s Azteca stadium on June 12, 1985 during the Azteca 2000 Tournament.
West German players: Herget, Brehme, Thon and Littbarski and English players: Shilton, Sansom, Hoddle, Reid, Lineker, Barnes and Waddle were the players still remaining from that match.
Both Managers were also present during that match.
-Pierre Littbarski scored on a direct corner Germany's second goal. German Wuttke scored after coming on as a substitute.
-England’s previous victory over West Germany on German soil was a 1-0 Friendly win on May 12, 1965 at Nuremberg.
-West Germany’s previous victory over England was a 2-1 away Friendly win at Wembley on October 13, 1982.
West German players: Allofs and Littbarski and English players: Shilton, Sansom and Mabbutt were the players still remaining from that match.
England manager Robson was also present at that match.
-The next match between the nations would be the World Cup 1990 Semifinal on July 4, 1990 that West Germany won on a penalty kick shoot-out after a 1-1 tie in Turin, Italy.
West German players: Kohler, Buchwald, Brehme, Reuter, Thon and Völler and English players: Shilton, Pearce, Waddle, Beardsley and Lineker were the players still remaining from that match.
Lineker once again scored for England. Andreas Brehme scored West Germany’s goal.
Both managers were present during this match as well.
|Photo From: Chronik des deutschen fussballs, 2005|
-England’s next victory over Germany would be a 1-0 win on June 17, 2000 during the UEFA European Championships at Charleroi, Belgium.
No players who were present in this match took part in that one.
-West Germany’s Rudi Voller and England’s Glenn Hoddle became national team managers of their respective nations.
John Barnes also managed Jamaica.
-West Germany’s Pierre Littbarski had just rejoined Fußball-Club Köln that season after spending one season in France playing for Racing Club Paris.
-Fußball-Club Köln had on their squad former English international Tony Woodcock who was no longer in national team reckoning.
-Both managers managed UEFA cup winning sides. Robson managed Ipswich Town FC in 1981 and Beckenbauer managed Bayern Munich to victory in 1996.
Both ended their national team managing careers within one day of another. Robson managed England for the last time on July 7, 1990 vs. Italy (Third Place match), while Beckenbauer led West Germany to the World Cup win the next day on July 8, 1990.
-West Germans Allofs and Voller and Englishman Waddle, all played at some point in their career for French club Olympique de Marseille.
Englishman Trevor Steven who was unavailable at this match would also play for Olympique de Marseille.
West German manager Beckenbauer also briefly managed Olympique de Marseille, with Waddle as one of his players.
-West Germany had already played a friendly vs. France a month before and their league season also had started sooner than England. This was England’s first match of the season.
Therefore the Germans were sharper and fitter.
-Both Eike Immel and Frontzek joined the English Premier League (both joined Manchester City).
-Everton pair Gary M. Stevens and Trevor Steven were unavailable for this match. As was Germany’s Thomas Berthold who had just joined Italy’s Serie A club Hellas Verona.
-Afterwards, England manager Robson stated that at this level a goal from a direct corner was unacceptable.
-German Squad selected for this match:
Goalkeepers-Eike Immel (Stuttgart), Bodo Illgner (koln)
Defenders: Matthias Herget (Uerdingen), Jurgen Kohler (Koln), Guido Buchwald (Stuttgart), Hans Pflugler (Bayern Munich), Michael Frontzeck (M’Gladbach), Stefan Reuter (Nuremberg)
Midfielders: Andreas Brehme (Bayern Munich), Pierre Littbarski (Koln),Olaf Thon (Schalke), Wolfgang Rolff (Leverkusen), Wolfram Wuittke (Kaiserslautern)
Strikers: Rudi Voller (AS Roma / Italy), Klaus Allofs (Olympique de Marseille / France)
-Englishman Neil Webb earned his first cap as a substitute. In doing so, he became the 1000th player to be used by England as an international.
-Before the match, Beckenbauer had called Linekrer and Beardsley as the ‘world’s best strikers’.
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