Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Germans' Resilience Triumphs Again
Deutsche Welle, June 30th, 2006 4:04PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Germany is in the semifinals after a winning a stirring World Cup quarterfinal against Argentina. The hosts showed tenacity and resourcefulness to come back from a goal down after it looked as though Argentina was set to shut up shop and grind out a defensive 1-0 win. Argentina went ahead through a wonderful header from Roberto Ayala from a Juan Roman Riquelme corner, and looked in control and even like a second might be on the cards until Coach Jose Pekerman decided to take out his tiring playmaker Riquelme. The Argentines lost all their imagination after that. Minutes later, Roberto Abbondanzieri, Argentina's goalkeeper was forced out through injury, giving Pekerman, who resigned after the game, fewer subs to work with. Then, on 80 minutes, a great centering ball from German captain Michael Ballack was flicked on perfectly by Tim Borowski into the path of Miroslav Klose, who headed home with venom. Argentina pressed back, had one questionable penalty appeal denied, but the game would go into extra time, where neither team really looked like winning the match. Ultimately, it was Germany's day at the penalty spot, as the excellent Jens Lehman denied Argentine goal-scorer Ayala and Esteban Cambiasso from the spot.

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Sporting Demands UCL Replay     
Sporting Lisbon has lodged a formal complaint with UEFA demanding a replay of its UEFA Champions ...
FIFA Rankings: USA Falls to 23rd    
Jurgen Klinsmann's USA fell six places to 23rd in FIFA's international rankings following a pair of ...
Diego Costa Released from the Hospital     
Chelsea is expected to be without striker Diego Costa when the Blues visit Manchester United at ...
Reports: Ibra Suffers Injury Setback     
Reports in Sweden claim that Zlatan Ibrahimovic could require surgery on the heel injury that has ...
FIFA Backs Clasico Pause for Messi's Record     
Lionel Messi heads into Saturday's game against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu just one goal short ...
Allegri: Juve Can Still Qualify    
Massimiliano Allegri believes Juventus still has a good chance of qualifying for the Round of 16 ...
Mertesacker: Gunners Lack Confidence    
In a candid interview, Arsenal center-back Per Mertesacker admits that the Gunners are low on confidence ...
Rodgers: Why Always Balotelli?     
Once again, it was all about Mario Balotelli, as Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers fielded a barrage ...
Report: Demand Amps Up Ahead of El Clasico    
This Saturday's Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona, which regularly draws hundreds of millions of viewers ...
Ferguson: Moyes Didn't Inherit Declining Man United    
Alex Ferguson has updated his book My Autobiography to include a section about the short reign ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives