Compared to the 1-0 win against Denmark, national coach Toni Söderholm did a few changes less than 24 hours earlier: Philipp Grubauer, Korbinian Holzer and Leo Pföderl received a break. Leon Gawanke and Lukas Reichel came to their first assignment in Helsinki after arrival from North America. In terms of ranks, Gawanke moved alongside Jonas Müller instead of Holzer, Reichel played between Marcel Noebels and Daniel Fischbuch.
- Deb team joyful and ice cold
- Wissmann with a four-point game
- Soramies made a debut hit
- Statistics on the game:
- Germany – Italy 9: 4 (4: 0, 2: 1, 3: 3)
Deb team joyful and ice cold
There was nothing to see from the German team in the first third. On the contrary: the choice of Deb was clearly superior to the Italians from the start – and also took advantage of this: Alexander Karachun took the lead in the 6th minute. His shot somehow slipped through goalkeeper Davide Fadani and rolled over the line, the attempt to rescue from defender Alex Trivellato – in the coming season Karachun’s teammate at the Schwenninger Wild Wings – came too late.
Just 76 seconds later, Germany was already 2-0 in the person of Kai Wissmann, who closed a wonderful solo with a back hand shot through the legs of Fadani. After Yasin Ehliz had even increased to 3-0 in the 13th minute with a shot of Dominik Bittner, Fadanis’s working day in Italy’s goal had already ended. Justin Fazio moved between the posts. But in the first third, Fischbuch scored with the end of the first power play to 4: 0 (18th).
Wissmann with a four-point game
The course for victory – and also the quarterfinal participation – had long been set. After a wonderful move, Reichel increased early in the middle section to 5: 0 before Italy came to the first goal for 36 seconds by fashion from Tommaso Traversa.
An excellent movie refined fish book in the 35th minute to 6: 1. Thanks to an assist, Reichel came from behind the goal to his third scorer point of the game. At the beginning of the final third, Ehliz and Karachun even screwed the result to 8: 1 (42nd, 43.) within 81 seconds.
Soramies made a debut hit
Afterwards, the concentration and intensity of the German team declined a little – and so Luca Frigo and Daniel Mantenuto (48th, 50th) still pursued cosmetics of results for the Azzurri. Samuel Soramies with his first international goal by return (58th) – in his father’s Finnish homeland – and Alex Petan 19 seconds before the end ultimately ensured the new edition of the final result in the last World Cup comparison of both nations.
With twelve points after five games, Germany is very close to the quarter -finals, which is probably only to be taken from the German team. If France loses Denmark on Saturday, the quarter -finals are already certain. With another victory, the best preliminary round of a German team would also be set at a World Cup. In 2019, five successes and 15 points will be in seven games.
In the sixth preliminary round game, the DEB team will meet another outsider on Sunday (3:20 p.m.) with the still pointless Kazakhstan.
Statistics on the game:
Germany – Italy 9: 4 (4: 0, 2: 1, 3: 3)
Germany: Niederberger – Moritz Müller, Seider; Wagner, Wissmann; Jonas Müller, Gawanke; Bittner – Noebels, Reichel, Fischbuch; Ehliz, Michaelis, Plachta; Schmölz, Loibl, Karachun; Soramies, Kastner, Ehl.
Italy: Fadani – Trivellato, di Perna; Miglioranzi, Pietroniro; Glira, Gios; Spornberger – Sanna, Diego Kostner, Simon Kostner; Mantenuto, McNally, Frank; Petan, Hannoun, Frigo; Insam, Deluca, Traversa, Mantinger.
Tore: 1: 0 (5:01) Karachun (J. Müller, Loibl), 2: 0 (6:17) Wissmann (Kastner), 3: 0 (13:14) Ehliz (Bittner, Michaelis), 4: 0 (17:58) Fischbuch (Wissmann, Reichel), 5: 0 (25:01) Reichel (Noebels, Michaelis) PP, 5: 1 (25:37) Traversa (Miglioranz, Pietroniro), 6: 1 (34:55) Fischbuch (Reichel, Wissmann), 7: 1 (41:24) Ehliz (Michaelis, Schmölz), 8: 1 (42:45) Karachun (Schmölz, Loibl), 8: 2 (47:26) Frigo (Petan), 8: 3 (49:50) Mantenuto (Trivellato, Kostner), 9: 3 (57:04) Soramies (Wissmann, Kastner), 9: 4 (59:41) Petan (Hannoun, Glira).
Referee: Ansons (Latvia)/Öhlund (Sweden).
Criminal minutes: Germany 4 – Italy 8.