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  • Germany 0-1 Serbia: Klose sent-off, Podolski penalty-miss

    Serbia creates great chance to qualify from Group D after the second game bend Germany 0-1. In the last hour, the German was forced to play with 10 men.

    Playing in Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Nelspruit, Friday (06.18.2010), Serbia ahead thanks to a goal-kick scored by Milan Jovanovic in the 38th minute, two minutes after Germany has one less player.

    German players were expelled by the referee, Miroslav Klose. Bayern Munich's striker a second yellow card after tackle from behind Dejan Stankovic at minute 36. Though in minute 12, he was getting a yellow card as well.

    This result makes Germany and Serbia are both collected three points from one victory of results and one defeat. Second chance to qualify for the second round is still open.

    In the final match later, Germany will face Ghana, while Serbia would be minister of Australia.

    The match

    Germany tried to take control of the game from the beginning. Fourth minute, Mesut Oezil send feedback to the Sami Khedira. Feed a slick, but still kicking volleyball Khedira meet the target.

    Still controlled the field, the German re-picking opportunities in the seventh minute. This time, Thomas Mueller cross cleared by Nemanja Vidic and fell at the feet of Klose, but the kick sideways.

    Serbia tried to steal a chance in the 13th minute. Cross the ball from Dejan Stankovic leads to Milos Ninkovic, but Ninkovic kick sideways and not change things.

    A free kick executions threaten German goalkeeper in the 32nd minute. This time, the execution of Alexander Kolarov not meet targets due to Germany widened on the left goalpost.

    Germany lost one player in 36 minutes. Klose, who had received a yellow card on 12 minutes, a second yellow card for violating Dejan Stankovic. Germany had to play with 10 men.

    Just two minutes later, Serb reap a profit from the advantages that the number of players when sontekan Jovanovic penetrate the German goalkeeper who was escorted by Manuel Neuer.

    This goal stems from a Milos Krasic cross headed by Nicola Zigic in the direction of the sniper Jovanovic kicking the ball into the goal from a distance of three meters Neuer. Gol, Serbia 1, Germany 0.

    At the last minute first half, Germany had almost equalized when Sami Khedira hard kick hit the goalpost Serbia. Score was 1-0 last until halftime.

    Seven minutes of the second half began, the German re-picking opportunities. This time from the right bait Mueller struck by Bastian Schweinsteiger from outside the penalty box, but can be held by the goalkeeper Stojković.

    A minute later, Germany was again threatened. From bait Oezil breakthrough, break through the defense of Serbia and Podolski shot, but failed to be scored because the ball sideways.

    59 minutes, Germany was awarded a penalty for Vidic to touch the ball with his hand in the penalty box. But Podolski failed execution due to be held with a perfect goal by Stojković.

    Seven minutes later, Serb almost increased his lead. From the feedback from the right wing Krasic, Jovanovic kick. Gol? No, the ball hit the goalposts akrena Germany!

    At 70 minutes, Germany tried to add power of attack by entering two strikers at a time, Geronimo Cacau and Marko Marin to replace Per Mertesacker and Oezil.

    Serbia superior number of players a little depressed but still try to attack through the counter attack. 73 minutes, bait gastric Krasic ditanduk Zigic, but grazed the crossbar Neuer.

    Nine minutes before the end of the game, handed the ball in the direction Zigic Gojko Kacar, but kicking a player who played in Hertha Berlin's soared.

    In the rest of the time, Germany continued to try to attack to score an equalizer. But Serbia has been very calm and resilient so that their 1-0 advantage lasted until the long whistle sounded.

    Team Line-up:
    Germany: 1-Manuel Neuer; 3-Arne Friedrich, 17-Per Mertesacker, 16-Philipp Lahm, 14-Holger Badstuber (23-Mario Gomez 77); 6-Sami Khedira, 7-Bastian Schweinsteiger, 8-Mesut Ozil (19 -Cacau 70), 13-Thomas Mueller (21-Marko Marin 70), 10-Lukas Podolski, 11-Miroslav Klose

    Serbia: 1-Vladimir Stojković; 3-Aleksandar Kolarov, 6-Branislav Ivanovic, Nemanja Vidic, 5, 20-Neven Subotic, 17-Milos Krasic, 10-Dejan Stankovic, Zdravko Kuzmanovic 22-(19-Radosav Petrovic 75), 14 -Milan Jovanovic (8-Danko Lazovic 77), 18-Milos Ninkovic (4-Gojko Kacar 70), 15-Nikola Zigic


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