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World Cup 2010 Group D: Germany 4-0 Australia

Monday, June 14, 2010

Germany stamped their mark on the 2010 World Cup in style as they dispatched 10-man Australia 4-0 in Durban.

Lukas Podolski put the Germans in front within eight minutes with an unstoppable drive from 20 yards to round off a three-man move.

The match was effectively finished on 27 minutes when Miroslav Klose took advantage of some lax Australia defending to head home his 11th finals goal from Philipp Lahm's searching cross.

Any slim hope Australia had of coming back evaporated when Tim Cahill was sent off in the 56th minute for clattering into Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Thomas Müller then made it 3-0 in the 68th minute before substitute Cacau rounded off the scoring two minutes later- just 60 seconds after coming on.

Lineups:

Germany: Manuel Neuer; Philipp Lahm, Arne Friedrich, Per Mertesacker, Holger Badstuber; Bastian Schweinsteiger, Sami Khedira; Thomas Müller, Mesut Özil (Mario Gómez, 74), Lukas Podolski (Marko Marin, 81); Miroslav Klose (Cacau, 68)

Australia: Mark Schwarzer; Luke Wilkshire, Craig Moore, Lucas Neill, Scott Chipperfield; Carl Valeri, Vincenzo Grella (Brett Holman, 46); Brett Emerton (Mile Jedinak, 74), Jason Čulina, Richard Garcia (Nikita Rukavytsya, 64); Tim Cahill

Statistics:
Shots on target :10-3
Shots off target :6-5
Ball possession (%) :56-44
Corner kicks :4-7
Offsides :7-1
Fouls :10-18
Yellow cards :2-3
Red cards :0-1


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