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Germany v Australia


I think the German Machine was at it’s best yesterday…                                                                                   I didn’t know which engine they were using was it AUDI, VW, BENZ or BMW?…..                          That was positive football for the Germans….i hope they keep the same tempo through out the tournament….


I can’t believe 4 goals!!                                                                                                                        Marisol

It was a proud moment for me seeing Durban host such a huge event .The Atmosphere was electrifying to say the least, the fans turned out in their numbers, colourful and cheering and blowin their vuvuzela’s. On the field Germany had little regard for their opponents, giving them a lesson in football . Germany scored at will and this was their day, playing a tactical and attacking game.                                                                                                                                                            Samuel

1st Half Analysis

Oh, those poor Soceroos! Germany have been playing so well, it’s hard to say that the game can go any other way. They have already scored 2 goals, both which have come from players who have had horrid seasons. But then again, anything can happen in football.  Let’s see how many goals the second half brings us. By the way, Lahm is the youngest captain in the history of German football.

2nd Half Analysis

Now this is the kind of football I wanted to see. Germany played an excellent game and Australia could really do nothing about it. In Australia’s and Cahill’s defence that red card should never have been given. (We need technology FIFA) I really cannot pick out one player because they were all outstanding but the votes for FIFA’s Man of the Match say Podolski. 4 goals is the highest in the competition so far.

GOL!!!!!! 8′ Podolski

GOL!!!!!!! 26′ Klose

GOL!!!! 68′ Muller

GOL!!!!!! 70′  CACAU

yellow cards

12′ Ozil (GER)

red cards

56′ Cahill (challenge on Schweinsteiger) [AUS]


half-time: Holman (in) Grella (out) [AUS]

64′ Rukavytsya (in) Garcia (out)

68′ Cacau (in) Klose (out)

74′ Gomez (in) Ozil (out)

74′ Jedinak (in) Emerton (out)

81′ Marin (in) Podolski (out)

line up

Germany: Neuer, Friedrich, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Ozil, Podolski, Klose, Muller, Badstuber, Lahm (C), Mertesacker.

Subs: Jansen, Aogo, Tasci, Kiebling, Wiese, Trochowski, Kroos, Cacau, Boateng, Butt, Gomez.

Australia: Schwarzer, Neill (C), Moore, Cahill, Culina, Emerton, Wilkshire, Chipperfield, Grella, Valeri, Garcia.

Subs: Beauchamp, Kennedy, Kewell, Federici, Holman, Jedinak, Rukavytsya, Galekovic, Milligan, Carney, Vidosic, Bresciano.

Ref: Marco Rodriguez (MEX)

Stadium: Durban Stadium, Durban


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