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World Cup 2010 Group D: Germany 0-1 Serbia

Friday, June 18, 2010

Milan Jovanović scored in the first period to give Serbia a 1-0 win over the three-time World Cup champions Germany at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Germany striker Miroslav Klose was harshly sent off by Spanish referee Alberto Undiano after a rough tackle in the 37th minute earned him a second yellow card.

Things were to deteriorate further for the Germans within two minutes when Miloš Krasić swung a deep centre from the right that 6ft 6in striker Nikola Žigić nodded down for Jovanović to neatly chest down and ram home.

Lukas Podolski wasted a great chance to equalise in the 60th minute when he saw his penalty saved by Serbia keeper Vladimir Stojković after Nemanja Vidić had needlessly handled in the area.

Lineups:

Germany: Manuel Neuer; Philipp Lahm, Arne Friedrich, Per Mertesacker, Holger Badstuber (Mario Gómez, 77); Bastian Schweinsteiger, Sami Khedira; Thomas Müller (Marko Marin, 70), Mesut Özil (Cacau, 70), Lukas, Podolski; Miroslav Klose

Serbia: Vladimir Stojković; Branislav Ivanović, Neven Subotić, Nemanja Vidić, Aleksandar Kolarov; Miloš Krasić, Miloš Ninković (Gojko Kačar, 70), Zdravko Kuzmanović (Radosav Petrović, 75) Dejan Stanković, Milan Jovanović (Danko Lazović, 78); Nikola Žigić

Statistics:
GermanySerbia
0Goals1
3Shots on target2
9Shots off target8
7Corners1
19Fouls10
3Offsides4
4Yellow Cards4
0Red Cards1
51Ball possession (%)49


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