Jul 04, 2010
Germany crushed Argentina 4-0 in their Quarter Final match of the 2010 World Cup at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town on Sunday.
A first half Thomas Muller effort plus second half goals to Arne Friedrich and two from Miroslav Klose proved too much for Argentina as Germany booked themselves a semi final berth against Spain for the right to play off in the 2010 World Cup Final.
Germany bounced out of the gates and scored on 3 minutes when a Schweinsteiger free kick from the left side found Thomas Mueller who beat the Argentina defence to score his fourth goal of the World Cup.
Argentina found it hard to break through the german defence and whenever they did they were faced with a speedy break from Germany which was causing the South Americans great concern.
Angel di Maria and Gonzalo Higuain had chances late in the half for Argentina but they never found the mark and an off side goal was also disallowed.
The second half was an attacking affair with both sides looking to score but it would be Germany through Miroslav Klose who would add the second goal when he slotted home from a Mueller pass in the box on 68 minutes.
Argentina struggled to create any clear cut chances while Germany lifted their intensity and a lovely run to the goal line from Schweinsteiger at the 74th minute rewarded Arne Friedrich with a simple tap in and first goal for his country.
Klose scored a double on 89 minutes with an easy tap in from an Ozil cross to complete the demolition for Germany and they ran out convincing winners 4-0 to end the Argentinian charge as they did in 2006.
Thomas Mueller received a yellow card for a handball during the match and will miss Germany’s next outing.
Argentina vs Germany
3m Thomas Mueller (Ger)
68m Miroslav Klose (Ger)
74m Arne Friedrich (Ger)
89m Miroslav Klose (Ger)
11m N. Otamendi (Arg)
35m T. Müller (Ger)
80m J. Mascherano (Arg)
Sergio Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Martin Demichelis, Nicolas Burdisso, Gabriel Heinze, Maxi Rodriguez, Javier Mascherano, Angel Di Maria, Lionel Messi, Carlos Tevez, Gonzalo Higuain
70m Javier Pastore/Nicolas Otamendi
75m Sergio Agüero/Angel Di Maria
Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm, Per Mertesacker, Arne Friedrich, Jerome Boateng, Sami Khedira, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Müller, Mesut Özil, Lukas Podolski, Miroslav Klose
72m Marcell Jansen/Jerome Boateng
78m Toni Kroos/Sami Khedira
84m Piotr Trochowski/Thomas Müller
Germany will now meet Spain in the second Semi Final next week.
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