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German lessons for stunned Socceroos

Germany began their Group D campaign with an emphatic 4-0 win over 10-man Australia, with Lukas Podolski, Miroslav Klose, Thomas Muller and Cacau all finding the net in Durban.

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The final whistle sounds.
90'+ CACAU (Germany) is cautioned.
90'+CACAU (Germany) is adjudged to be guilty of simulation.
90'+CHIPPERFIELD (Australia) takes a corner kick.
90'+CHIPPERFIELD (Australia) sees an effort go off target.
90'+WILKSHIRE (Australia) swings in the corner.
90'MOORE (Australia) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on GOMEZ (Germany).
89'FRIEDRICH (Germany) is penalised after committing a foul.
88'MARIN (Germany) is penalised after committing a foul.
85'RUKAVYTSYA (Australia) illegally handles the ball.
85'GOMEZ (Germany) sees an effort go off target.
84'NEUER (Germany) blocks the shot.
84'RUKAVYTSYA (Australia) sees his effort hit the target.
82'JEDINAK (Australia) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on MÜLLER (Germany).
82'SCHWARZER (Australia) blocks the shot.

Man of the Match

Forward

Statistics

Ball possession
55
%
45

Disciplinary

10Fouls Committed19
2Yellow cards3
0Red Cards1

Attacking

4Corners7
7Offsides1
0Free kicks0
2Saves6

Line-ups

Germany
GermanyGER
Australia
AustraliaAUS
(GK)
(GK)
(C)
74'
81'
74'
11
68'
13
46' HT
16
(C)
16
19
64'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
12
(GK)
(GK)
22
(GK)
(GK)
4
10
14
46' HT
74'
18
64'
19
68'
21
21
81'
23
74'
CoachCoach
Joachim LOEW (GER)Peter VERBEEK (NED)

Match Facts

Durban

The city's "golden mile", a four kilometre stretch of beaches, restaurants and promenades, holds pride of place in culturally varied Durban.

Durban Stadium

  • Stadium nameDurban Stadium
  • CityDurban

Weather

  • Partly Cloudy Night
  • 19° CTemperature
  • 30 m/sWind
  • 84 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Marco RODRIGUEZ
    Mexico
    MexicoMEX
  • Assistant Referee 1: Jose Luis CAMARGO (MEX)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Alberto MORIN (MEX)
  • Fourth official: Martin HANSSON (SWE)