Marco Reus and Toni Kroos scored twice in Dublin as Germany humiliated the Republic of Ireland in the World Cup qualifier in Dublin.

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Reus fired in off the crossbar in the 32nd minute and then drilled in a second just eight minutes later.

Mesut Ozil's penalty made it 3-0 and Miroslav Klose scored the fourth.

Half-time substitute Toni Kroos struck with two before home sub Andy Keogh headed Ireland's goal in stoppage-time.

It was a miserable night for the Republic and the media critics are likely to show no mercy on manager Giovanni Trapattoni after this display.

Rep of Ireland v Germany facts

  • This was Ireland's heaviest defeat since they were beaten 6-0 in a European qualifier in Austria in 1971
  • Miroslav Klose has now scored 65 goals for Germany and is just three behind record holder Gerhard Müller

The veteran boss, though, has to lift his men as they are away to the Faroe Islands in another qualifier on Tuesday.

Uncharacteristically, the Irish showed little fight against the Germans after the first two goals had gone in, and thousands of the full house had left the Aviva Stadium well before the end.

The Republic had kicked off their Group C campaign with a lucky, last-gasp 2-1 victory away to Kazakhstan. But their luck ran out as they were crushed by the ruthless Germans.

After a quiet start, Germany gained more and more possession.

They could have had a penalty in the 30th minute when John O'Shea seemed to pull back Reus but the German midfielder was booked for diving instead.

Republic of Ireland striker Jonathan Walters says the team's display in the 6-1 World Cup qualifier drubbing by Germany was "not good enough by a country mile".

However, the goal quickly followed as Reus fired past Westwood right-footed off the underside of the bar.

It took the German footballer of the year just eight minutes to double his tally, this time accepting full-back Jerome Boateng's pass and rifling a classy left-foot shot into the bottom corner.

The contest looked as good as over, but worse was to follow for the home fans.

Darren O'Dea brought down Klose in the box on 54 minutes and Ozil sent Westwood the wrong way from the spot.

It was 4-0 with 58 minutes gone when Klose ran on to Bastian Schweinsteiger's defence-splitting pass and rounded Westwood before rolling the ball into the empty net from a tight angle.

The Republic capitulated again three minutes later when O'Shea's weak clearance fell perfectly for Kroos to help himself with a skidding shot inside the post.

Kroos deepened the wounds with seven minutes remaining, drilling home from 22 yards with the Republic in disarray.

Keogh's goal at the end will have done nothing to lift spirits on a depressing night for the Republic of Ireland.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Rep of Ireland

  • 01 Westwood
  • 02 Coleman
  • 03 Ward
  • 04 O'Shea
  • 05 O'Dea Booked
  • 06 McCarthy
  • 07 McGeady (Keogh - 69' )
  • 08 Andrews
  • 11 Fahey (Long - 51' Booked )
  • 09 Cox (Brady - 84' )
  • 13 Walters

Substitutes

  • 16 Forde
  • 23 Randolph
  • 12 McShane
  • 17 Kelly
  • 18 Wilson
  • 19 Clark
  • 15 Meyler
  • 22 Clifford
  • 14 Long
  • 20 Keogh
  • 21 Brady

Germany

  • 01 Neuer
  • 03 Schmelzer
  • 14 Badstuber Booked
  • 17 Mertesacker
  • 20 Boateng
  • 06 Khedira (Kroos - 45' )
  • 07 Schweinsteiger
  • 08 Ozil
  • 13 Mueller
  • 21 Reus Booked (Podolski - 66' )
  • 11 Klose (Schurrle - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Zieler
  • 22 ter Stegen
  • 04 Howedes
  • 05 Westermann
  • 09 Schurrle
  • 18 Kroos
  • 10 Podolski
Ref: Rizzoli
Att: 51,700

Match Stats

Shots

6 14

On target

4 11

Corners

3 6

Fouls

9 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:06 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +1:25

Assist on the goal came from Robbie Brady.

90:00 +1:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Keogh - R Ireland 1 - 6 Germany Andy Keogh finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Rep of Ireland 1-6 Germany.

90:00 +1:01

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robbie Brady from the right by-line,

90:00 +0:49

Andy Keogh takes a shot. Manuel Neuer makes a save.

90:00 +0:32

Toni Kroos takes a shot. Comfortable save by Keiren Westwood.

90:00 +0:14

Thomas Muller crosses the ball.

89:38

A cross is delivered by Thomas Muller.

89:09

The ball is sent over by Jerome Boateng, clearance by John O'Shea.

85:48

Keith Andrews has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

85:48 Booking

Booking Holger Badstuber receives a yellow card.

85:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Walters by Holger Badstuber.

83:09 Substitution

Substitution Simon Cox goes off and Robbie Brady comes on.

82:10

Mesut Ozil provided the assist for the goal.

82:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Toni Kroos - R Ireland 0 - 6 Germany Toni Kroos grabs a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rep of Ireland 0-6 Germany.

78:55

Jerome Boateng takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a save.

76:46

Free kick taken by Bastian Schweinsteiger.

76:46 Booking

Booking Shane Long shown a yellow card.

76:42

Foul by Shane Long on Holger Badstuber, free kick awarded.

76:31

Jerome Boateng produces a cross, clearance made by John O'Shea.

74:38

The referee blows for offside against Andre Schurrle. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.

73:56

Shot from just outside the area by Keith Andrews misses to the right of the target.

73:35

Bastian Schweinsteiger gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren O'Dea. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

73:21

Andre Schurrle takes a shot. Darren O'Dea gets a block in.

71:27 Substitution

Substitution Andre Schurrle replaces Miroslav Klose.

70:44

James McCarthy concedes a free kick for a foul on Thomas Muller. Free kick taken by Bastian Schweinsteiger.

69:58

Andy Keogh sends in a cross, clearance by Per Mertesacker.

68:01 Substitution

Substitution Andy Keogh on for Aiden McGeady.

66:58

Jerome Boateng crosses the ball, Darren O'Dea makes a clearance. Mesut Ozil takes a short corner.

65:22 Substitution

Substitution (Germany) makes a substitution, with Lukas Podolski coming on for Marco Reus.

64:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mesut Ozil by Shane Long. Free kick taken by Holger Badstuber.

63:36

Short corner taken by Miroslav Klose.

60:50

Assist on the goal came from Mesut Ozil.

60:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Toni Kroos - R Ireland 0 - 5 Germany A goal is scored by Toni Kroos from just outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rep of Ireland 0-5 Germany.

59:28

Corner taken short by Marco Reus.

57:27

Assist by Bastian Schweinsteiger.

57:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Miroslav Klose - R Ireland 0 - 4 Germany Miroslav Klose finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rep of Ireland 0-4 Germany.

56:10

Unfair challenge on Jerome Boateng by Simon Cox results in a free kick. Bastian Schweinsteiger takes the free kick.

54:04

The assist for the goal came from Miroslav Klose.

54:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Mesut Ozil - R Ireland 0 - 3 Germany Mesut Ozil scores a placed penalty. Rep of Ireland 0-3 Germany.

53:05

Darren O'Dea gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Miroslav Klose.

51:28

Handball decision goes against Marcel Schmelzer. Free kick crossed right-footed by Aiden McGeady from right wing.

50:42

Corner taken by Aiden McGeady from the right by-line, clearance made by Per Mertesacker.

50:42 Substitution

Substitution Shane Long replaces Keith Fahey.

50:10

Stephen Ward delivers the ball, Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Clearance by Per Mertesacker.

49:44

Marco Reus takes a shot. Blocked by Toni Kroos.

47:26

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Mesut Ozil from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Miroslav Klose misses to the left of the goal.

46:32

Free kick crossed right-footed by Marco Reus from left channel, Darren O'Dea manages to make a clearance.

46:32 Booking

Booking Darren O'Dea goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

46:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren O'Dea on Toni Kroos.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +0:11 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Toni Kroos comes on in place of Sami Khedira.

43:39

The offside flag is raised against Jonathan Walters. Free kick taken by Per Mertesacker.

40:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Miroslav Klose on Seamus Coleman. Free kick taken by Seamus Coleman.

39:06

Jerome Boateng provided the assist for the goal.

39:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Marco Reus - R Ireland 0 - 2 Germany Marco Reus gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rep of Ireland 0-2 Germany.

37:08

Thomas Muller produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

31:31

Marcel Schmelzer provided the assist for the goal.

31:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Marco Reus - R Ireland 0 - 1 Germany Goal scored by Marco Reus from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Rep of Ireland 0-1 Germany.

30:17

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jonathan Walters. Free kick taken by Holger Badstuber.

29:31 Booking

Booking The referee shows Marco Reus a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

28:07

The ball is crossed by Sami Khedira.

27:16

The ball is sent over by Thomas Muller, blocked by Stephen Ward.

26:35

Corner taken right-footed by Marco Reus to the near post, clearance made by John O'Shea.

26:19

Drilled right-footed shot by Sami Khedira. Darren O'Dea gets a block in.

22:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcel Schmelzer by Aiden McGeady. Holger Badstuber restarts play with the free kick.

21:59

Sami Khedira delivers the ball.

20:10

Jerome Boateng produces a cross, clearance by Seamus Coleman.

18:03

The ball is swung over by Thomas Muller.

17:38

Miroslav Klose takes a shot. Darren O'Dea gets a block in.

17:23

A cross is delivered by Thomas Muller, clearance by John O'Shea.

14:53

Marco Reus produces a cross, Header from deep inside the area by Thomas Muller goes over the bar.

14:40

The ball is delivered by Sami Khedira, clearance by Darren O'Dea.

13:57

Jonathan Walters is ruled offside. Holger Badstuber takes the free kick.

12:37

Unfair challenge on Aiden McGeady by Marcel Schmelzer results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

11:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Seamus Coleman on Marco Reus. Direct free kick taken by Holger Badstuber.

10:12

Marco Reus gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren O'Dea. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

9:20

The referee blows for offside against Jonathan Walters. Free kick taken by Per Mertesacker.

7:22

Jonathan Walters fouled by Per Mertesacker, the ref awards a free kick. Keith Fahey takes the free kick.

6:31

Marco Reus takes a inswinging corner.

6:16

The ball is swung over by Thomas Muller, clearance made by Stephen Ward.

5:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Cox by Thomas Muller. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

4:52

Simon Cox gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sami Khedira. Direct free kick taken by Holger Badstuber.

3:10

Keith Andrews has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.

2:34

Miroslav Klose gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James McCarthy. Direct free kick taken by Simon Cox.

1:07

Centre by Stephen Ward.

0:49

Short corner taken by Aiden McGeady.

0:13

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Walters by Marcel Schmelzer results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Aiden McGeady, clearance by Marcel Schmelzer.

0:00

The game begins.

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