Germany 2 Sweden 0
Podolski 4 11
It took Germany just four minutes to score, after a passing move between three forwards resulted in the prodigy of German football finding the back of the net.
After 11’, Klose ran across the Swedish defence from right to left, deftly flicking the ball back to Podolski, who scored his second. The scoring finished then but not the game. Sweden lost Lucic to a second yellow on 35’ and this was followed by a penalty miss by Larsson on 53’, the player getting under the ball and pulling it over.
Germany are playing some of the best football ever, according to coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
Germany now go on t o play Argentina in the quarter finals
Argentina 1 Mexico 1
Crespo 10 Marquez 5 after regular time
In extra time
Maximiliano Rodriguez 98
2-1 to Argentina after a balanced game in which Mexico fought all the way to the end. Mexico’s 12 shots to Argentina’s 11 and the 6 Argentinean corners against Mexico’s 5 bear witness to how the game developed. An unrecognisable Mexico woken from the lethargy of group D and a powerful Argentina which meets hostsGermany in an anticipated final next round provided an entertaining two hours of football. The strike of the tournament won the day for the Argentines.
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