West Germany beat Wales in a European championship qualifying match in Cologne last Wednesday (17 October).
GV No. 9 Klaus FISCHER of W. Germany scores first goal in 22nd minute PAN ROUND TO jubilant players
GV Scoreboard Germany 1. Wales
GV Play No. 2 Manfred KALTZ on farside avoids tackle and shoots ball to score 2nd goal in 33rd minute PAN ACROSS TO jubilant players
GV Scoreboard Germany 2. Wales
GV No. 9 -FISCHER with ball to open goal area, goal keeper runs out, fischer side steps and score 3rd goal in 39th minute PAN TO ACROSS jubilant players
GV FISCHER passes ball to farside, German player receives and passes to Karl-Heinz RUMMENIGGE who scores 4th goal in 42nd minute
GV Scoreboard Germany 4. Wales o
GV West Germany playing left to right in second half take play into Welsh area and Bernd FORSTER scores 5th goal in 83rd minute. ZOOM INTO ball lying in net
GV Welsh supporters with flags and banners
GV Alan CURTIS of Wales scores
GV General play in West German area, final whistle blown, players shake hands (2 shots)
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Background: West Germany beat Wales in a European championship qualifying match in Cologne last Wednesday (17 October). After a poor opening for West Germany to the qualifying round with goal-less draws against Malta and Turkey, the team beat wales by two goals to nil in Wrexham last month. But the Welsh eleven still led the group seven table by one point and an almost untouchable goal difference before Wednesday's return match in Cologne. West Germany is playing in white shirts...
SYNOPSIS: West Germany had to beat Wales to retain a chance for the European cup, and they had to win with a high score. Klaus Fischer opened the West Germany campaign and scored the first of his two goals in the 22nd minute.
And only eleven minutes later, hamburg's manfred Kaltz found form to put his team 2-0 ahead.
The gave West Germany all the muscle it needed. The third goal came in the 39th minute, again it was Fischer, this time locked in a man-to-man battle with the Welsh goalkeeper.
And Wales had hardly kicked off again when Karl-Heinz Rummenigge made the first half total complete -- 4-0 to West Germany.
The second half started slower, it wasn't until the 83rd minute that Bernd Forster scored the 5th goal.
For West Germany the match was made, and Wales was left with a consolation goal -- Alan Curtis was the scorer. 5-1 then for West Germany who took over the lead of group seven. This leaves the door wide open for West german to reach the European Cup finals in Italy next year.