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Last Updated: Tuesday, 7 December, 2004, 19:51 GMT
Germany B 3-0 Scotland B
Garry O'Connor looks on
The home side were well on top throughout the match
Scotland's Future team did little to impress the watching Walter Smith as they were outclassed in Mannheim.

The young Scots fell behind after just five minutes when striker Benjamin Auer shot past Derek Soutar.

Auer scored his second 14 minutes later - capitalising on some sloppy Scotland play to blast into the top corner from almost on the byline.

Early in the second half midfielder Thorben Marx sent a low drive past helpless substitute Allan McGregor.

Despite the poor showing, manager Rainer Bonhof singled out a few players for praise.

"I'm not disappointed, they did well and I believe Walter would have learned something from the game," said Bonhof.

"Bob Malcolm played well as did Adam Virgo, Mark Wilson, Jamie Smith and Garry O'Connor.

"But you just can't name individuals, the whole team did well and that makes me hopeful."

The Scots got off to a disastrous start and fell behind when Paul Hartley was dispossessed by Marco Engelhardt, who quickly played in Auer and the German's low drive 16 yards gave Soutar no chance.

Scotland's misery was compounded in the 19th minute when the home side doubled their lead with a goal which owed much to Scotland's own inefficiencies.

The visiting defence were caught napping when Albert Streit set up Auer who still had a bit to do from an acute angle but the confident German lashed in a volley.

In the 26th minute Brighton defender Virgo reached a Smith corner but could only send it wide.

Only five minutes had been played in the second half when the ragged Scots lost goal number three.

Aberdeen defender Alexander Diamond made a hash of his clearance and the ball landed at the feet of Marx, who wasted no time in lashing his shot from the edge of the box past Scotland substitute keeper McGregor.

Scotland kept fighting but the home side were a class apart and in the 65th minute Streit almost found substitute Patrick Helmes with a dangerous inswinging cross.

Ten minutes later the Scots were caught on the counter-attack and Streit sprung from the halfway line with only McGregor to beat but the German's shot from 14 yards struck the goalkeeper's legs.

In the 87th minute Helmes had the ball in the net from a Streit free-kick but the effort was ruled out for offside.

Germany B: Jentzsch, Schroter, Achenbach, Langkamp, Madlung, Marx, Streit, Broich, Auer, Engelhardt, Hanke. Subs: Enke, Friedrich, Schlicke, Rolfes, Helmes.

Scotland B: Soutar, Diamond, McNaughton, Virgo, Murray, Wilson, Hartley, Malcolm, O'Connor, Smith, Lynch. Subs: Corrigan, Nicholson, McDonald, Hammell, McGregor.

Referee: Levan Paniashvili (Georgia)





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