German Football At The Olympics : D.D.R. Whacks U.S.S.R. In Warsaw


June 28, 1964 — Less than ten minutes remain in the neutral-site, Olympic qualification playoff game between the GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and the UNION of SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS contested at the Stadion Dziesiecioleciu in Warsaw, Poland.

A pair of 1-1 stalemates in both Leipzig and Moscow had mandated a rubber match to determine who would be playing football in the Olympic tournament at the upcoming Tokyo Summer Games. The Soviet Startelf against the G.D.R. in Poland featured no fewer than four players who had just returned with the U.S.S.R. national team from the 1964 European Cup of Nations in Spain. Three of those men — Korneyev, Mudrik and Shesternyov — had appeared for the Soviet Union in the Final lost to the host Spanish just seven days ahead of the Olympic match with East Germany in Warsaw.

It was the underdog Deutsche Demokratische Republik, who had never qualified for a final tournament of any sort in its football history, that took a two-goal lead in the first half through HEINO KLEIMINGER of Hansa Rostock and skipper KLAUS URBANCZYK of Chemie Halle. But the Soviets halved the deficit ten minutes after the break with a goal from captain VIKTOR SEREBRYANNIKOV of Dynamo Kiev. And so, anything could still happen as the East Germans set to take a corner in the 81st minute.

D.D.R. left winger EBERHARD VOGEL of SC Karl Marx Stadt, however, ensured there would be no dramatic equalizer with a memorable and surely demoralizing goal curled into the net straight off the corner kick itself.

“Da gehoert Glueck dazu. Ich habe es aber bewusst mit dem linken Aussenrist versucht. — There involved luck in addition. But I tried it consciously with the outside of the left foot,” stated Vogel, whose 24 goals are the second most in the history of the D.D.R. national team for matches recognized as full interantionals by F.I.F.A., in an interview many years later.

Certainly, U.S.S.R. goalkeeper VLADIMIR LISITSYN of Spartak Moscow proved himself to be not in the same class as his legendary, cross-town rival with Dynamo Moscow, LEV YASHIN, on this particular play; not surprisingly, Lisitsyn never stood between the sticks for either the Soviet national team or the Olympic selection ever again after the match in Poland.

OTTO FRAESSDORF of FC Vorwaerts Berlin fired home another goal in the waning moments to finish off the Soviet Union 4-1 and give the East Germans their greatest football triumph to date in addition to a well-deserved trip to Japan for the 1964 Olympic tournament.

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The OLYMPIAAUSWAHL of the DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK line up before the kickoff of the decisive 1964 Olympic qualification match with the Soviet Union at the Stadion Dziesiecioleciu in Warsaw, Poland.

Left to right : W. UNGER (FC Vorwaerts Berlin), O. FRAESSDORF (FC Vorwaerts Berlin), H. FRENZEL (Lokomotive Leipzig), M. GEISLER (Lokomotive Leipzig), G. KOERNER (FC Vorwaerts Berlin), H. PANKAU (Hansa Rostock), H. KLEIMINGER (Hansa Rostock), M. WALTER (BSG Chemie Leipzig), E. VOGEL (SC Karl Marx Stadt), J. HEINSCH (Hansa Rostock), capt K. URBANCZYK (Chemie Halle)
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EAST GERMANY
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GK —- 1 — Juergen HEINSCH ———— (D.D.R. 63-65 : 7 caps)
DF —- 2 — Klaus URBANCZYK ———- (D.D.R. 61-69 : 34 caps, 0 go)
DF —- 3 — Manfred WALTER ———— (D.D.R. 65-67 : 16 caps, 0 go)
DF —- 4 — Manfred GEISLER ———— (D.D.R. 65-67 : 15 caps, 1 go)
MF —- 5 — Herbert PANKAU ———— (D.D.R. 62-67 : 25 caps, 4 go)
DF —– 6 — Werner UNGER ————— (D.D.R. 54-64 : 7 caps, 0 goals)
MF —- 7 — Otto FRAESSDORF ———- (D.D.R. 63-70 : 33 caps, 4 go)
MF —- 8 — Gerhard KOERNER ———- (D.D.R. 62-69 : 33 caps, 4 go)
FW —- 9 — Henning FRENZEL ———– (D.D.R. 61-74 : 54 caps, 19 go)
FW – 10 — Heino KLEIMINGER ——– (D.D.R. 63-64 : 4 caps, 5 go)
FW – 11 — Eberhard VOGEL ————— (D.D.R. 62-76 : 69 caps, 24 go)

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U.S.S.R. defender YURI SHUSTIKOV of Torpedo Moscow can only watch as Spain midfielder JESUS MARIA PEREDA (left) of FC Barcelona pumps the ball past legendary Soviet goalkeeper LEV YASHIN (1) of Dynamo Moscow in just the sixth minute of the European Cup of Nations Final staged at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid on July 21, 1964.
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SOVIET UNION
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GK —- 1 — Vladimir LITITSYN —————– (U.S.S.R. 64 : 1 cap)
DF —- 2 — Eduard MUDRIK ———————- (U.S.S.R. 63-64 : 8 caps, 1 go)
DF —- 3 — Albert SHESTERNYOV ———— (U.S.S.R. 61-71 : 90 caps, 0 go)
DF —- 4 — Murtaz KHURTSILAVA ———– (U.S.S.R. 65-73 : 69 caps, 6 go)
DF —- 5 — Anatoli KRUTIKOV —————— (U.S.S.R. 59-64 : 9 caps, 0 go)
MF —- 6 — Gennady LOGOFET —————— (U.S.S.R. 63-70 : 17 caps, 0 go)
MF —- 7 — Alexei KORNEYEV ——————- (U.S.S.R. 64-66 : 6 caps, 0 go)
FW —- 8 — Oleg SERGEYEV
MF —- 9 — Viktor SEREBRYANNIKOV —— (U.S.S.R. 64-70 : 19 caps, 3 go)
FW – 10 — Yuri SEVIDOV
FW – 11 — Valery FADEYEV

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