Germany v Netherlands, 14 June 1980

Score3-2 to Germany
RefereeRobert Wurtz
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Finals Group A
VenueSan Paolo, Naples
Attendance26,546
Kick Off: 17:45 local (16:45 BST) Klaus Allofs scored all three goals, but it was Bernd Schuster who most caught the eye as West Germany made their mark on the competition. West German hearts may have skipped a beat when the Netherlands fought back late on, but nothing could take away from the fact Jupp Derwall's side had produced one of their best performances in years. Both teams had secured slender 1-0 victories in their respective tournament openers, but the West Germany side than lined up in Naples on this occasion was a very different proposition. Derwall had brought into the fold young firebrand Bernd Schuster, who changed the face of the competition with his speed and aggressive running from midfield. He played a part in all three goals before the late Dutch comeback. He started by leaning back to control a poor pass from Bernard Dietz, turned away from a defender and hit a post with a scorching shot, the underrated Klaus Allofs putting in the rebound. Then he sent Hansi Müller clear on the right and he held the ball up before laying it off for Allofs. Finally Schuster forced his way to the byline and turned the ball back neatly for Allofs to complete his hat-trick. The Dutch showed a glimmer of life when the 19-year-old Lothar Matthäus, who had come on to win the first of his world record number of caps, fouled Bennie Wijnstekers just outside the penalty area; the disappointing Johnny Rep put away the penalty. René van de Kerkhof's long-range drive was perhaps the best goal of the game, but it was not enough to knock West Germany off their course. At last, clear tournament favourites.

3  Germany

Manager: Jupp Derwall

2  Netherlands

Manager: Jan Zwartkruis

Goals:

Klaus Allofs 20 G
Klaus Allofs 60 G
Klaus Allofs 66 G

Goals:

Johnny Rep penalty 80 P
Willy van der Kerkhof 86 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Harald Schumacher
Defender Bernard Dietz (captain)
Defender Manfred Kaltz
Defender Ulrich Stielike
Midfielder Hansi Muller
Midfielder Bernd Schuster
Forward Klaus Allofs
Forward Horst Hrubesch

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Piet Schrijvers
Defender Hugo Hovenkamp
Defender Ruud Krol (captain)
Defender Huub Stevens
Midfielder Arie Haan
Forward Kees Kist
Forward Johnny Rep

Substitutions:

Felix Magath for Hansi Muller 65
Lothar Matthäus for Bernard Dietz 73

Substitutions:

Dick Nanninga for Hugo Hovenkamp 46
Frans Thijssen for Kees Kist 69

Cards:

Bernd Schuster Y

Cards:

Huub Stevens Y

On the bench:

Midfielder Felix Magath
Midfielder Lothar Matthäus

On the bench:

Midfielder Dick Nanninga
Midfielder Frans Thijssen

Comments:

Klaus Allofs scored a hat-trick