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4:0 (2:0)
  • Lukas PODOLSKI (8')
  • Miroslav KLOSE (26')
  • Thomas MUELLER (68')
  • CACAU (70')
German lessons for stunned Socceroos
Germany began their Group D campaign with an emphatic 4-0 win over 10-man Australia, with Lucas Podolski, Miroslav Klose, Thomas Mueller and Cacau all finding the net in Durban.

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Line-up

Germany
Australia
1 Manuel NEUER (GK) (GK) Mark SCHWARZER 1
3 Arne FRIEDRICH Yellow Card (C) Lucas NEILL 2
6 Sami KHEDIRA Yellow Card Craig MOORE 3
7 Bastian SCHWEINSTEIGER Red Card Tim CAHILL 4
8 Mesut OEZIL Yellow Card Out (-74' ) Jason CULINA 5
10 Lukas PODOLSKI Goal Out (-81' ) (-74') Out Brett EMERTON 7
11 Miroslav KLOSE Goal Out (-68' ) Luke WILKSHIRE 8
13 Thomas MUELLER Goal Scott CHIPPERFIELD 11
14 Holger BADSTUBER (-46'HT) Out Vince GRELLA 13
16 Philipp LAHM (C) Yellow Card Carl VALERI 16
17 Per MERTESACKER (-64') Out Richard GARCIA 19
Substitute(s)
12 Tim WIESE (GK) (GK) Adam FEDERICI 12
22 Hans Joerg BUTT (GK) (GK) Eugene GALEKOVIC 18
2 Marcell JANSEN Michael BEAUCHAMP 6
4 Dennis AOGO Joshua KENNEDY 9
5 Serdar TASCI Harry KEWELL 10
9 Stefan KIESSLING (+46'HT) In Brett HOLMAN 14
15 Piotr TROCHOWSKI (+74') In Mile JEDINAK 15
18 Toni KROOS (+64') In Nikita RUKAVYTSYA 17
19 CACAU Goal Yellow Card In (+68') Mark MILLIGAN 20
20 Jerome BOATENG David CARNEY 21
21 Marko MARIN In (+81') Dario VIDOSIC 22
23 Mario GOMEZ In (+74') Marco BRESCIANO 23
Coaches
Officials
TeamMPGFGAPts
GermanyGER1403
GhanaGHA1103
SerbiaSRB1010
AustraliaAUS1040
  • Germany's midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger (L) and Australia's striker Richard Garcia
  • Australia's midfielder Brett Emerton (L) vies with Germany striker Lukas Podolski at Durban
  • Thomas Mueller of Germany (L) scores his side's third goal past Australia's Mark Schwarzer
  • Germany's striker Mario Gomez (R) vies with Australia's defender Craig Moore in Durban
  • Cacau of Germany breaks through a challenge from Mile Jedinak (L) and Luke Wilkshire (R) of Australia
  • Philipp Lahm of Germany (C) celebrates with team mates Arne Friedrich (L) and Thomas Mueller

We knew we had a chance before the tournament and we showed that tonight. But there's still a long way to go.
Philipp Lahm, Germany captain 

 

 

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Albert_1961
16/06/2010 at 03:48
Albert_1961 (Singapore)
While Germany looked impressive, Australia was a great disappointment. Australia made Germany a World Cup favourites.
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getstuckin70
15/06/2010 at 22:20
Germany looks impressive and we may have to face them next round if we don't win our group. But Austalia looked weak when we played them in the friendly right before the Cup began. They (the Aussie's) look like they don't care if they win or lose.
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twinsen11
15/06/2010 at 22:05
twinsen11 (Netherlands)
This was the best game so far! Second best is Brazil - Korea DPR
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GermanyGermany AustraliaAustralia
16Shots10
4Corner kicks7
2Yellow cards3
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards1
55%Possession (%)45%

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